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High School Softball:
Audubon's Late Rally Enough to Claim Title

Friday, May 13, 2005

By Susan Hall
SJSports Special Correspondent

For quite some time now, Audubon has been successful at defeating every opponent from the Colonial Conference. Their success even goes back several years as they have been the softball team on top of the conference at the end of the regular season. Sterling who was right behind them in the standings was looking to avenge their one run loss earlier in the season and came pretty close to achieving their goal. It would the defending champs snapping a scoreless tie through five innings by scoring all of their runs during the last two innings. Audubon would pick up their seventh victory of the season with a 6-0 victory.

The starting pitchers took center stage for the majority of this game. Stephanie Skroski and Kiersten Hughes both showed why these two teams have been successful winning games this season. With a solid defense in the field, either team had the chance to being on the winning side. But if and when a team does make a few mistakes in the field, the other team must take full advantage and Audubon would. The top of the fifth inning was when the Green Wave was successful with the opportunities presented to them. Skroski was a tough pitcher on the opposing batters, but the Green Wave got the bat on the ball at the right times to push across five runs in the sixth and one more run in the seventh to pick up the win and clinch their fourth straight Colonial Conference title.

Photos by Frank Crescenti

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