Softball and the spring
The spring high school season starts on Wednesday and we still haven’t ran all the Winter All-Area teams yet.
Look for the hockey teams in the Register on Saturday and Sunday.
As for the spring season, we’ll preview softball, baseball and lacrosse early this week.
The softball scene looks to be strong again for area teams.
Remember Seymour’s Danielle Liska?
Here’s a brief item on her first win in college:
Liska (Seymour, Conn.) notched her first collegiate win on Friday, as the Babson College softball team defeated 12th-ranked Plattsburgh State, 4-1, at the NFCA Leadoff Classic. It was the second win of the day for the Beavers (2-0), who will complete preliminary-round play with a game against sixth ranked St. Thomas (MN) on Saturday.
Coming off a legendary high school career at Seymour in which she went 50-0, Liska turned in a brilliant performance in her collegiate debut, allowing just one run on two hits while walking four and striking out nine in seven innings of work. The only run for Plattsburgh came on a walk, stolen base, and single with two outs in the second. From that point on, Liska retired seven straight and 16 of the next 19 to complete the victory.
Sounds like she’s picked right up where she left off.
Anyway, Liska’s absence will leave a hole for the Wildcats to fill. I’m sure they’re ready but my No. 1 vote in the poll left with Liska and long list of stars who graduated.
I’m still voting the Wildcats high in our poll -- but not No. 1.
Who’s the best?
Well, expect Mercy and pitcher Tory Satagaj to be dominant and Amity, of course, will be in the hunt as always.
Masuk and sophomore pitcher Rachel Fico should be exciting as well as a trio of CCC teams (Bristol Central, Bristol Eastern and Southington).
The word around the NVL is that Watertown and Holy Cross will be good. State-wide, Coginchaug, Stamford and Griswold are also expected to be solid and you always have to keep an eye on Lauralton Hall.
It’s going to be another big season for area teams.
Let me know who you like?