YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The Yorktown Huskers 10-Under Travel Softball team defeated Somers late last month to complete an unbeaten 13-0 season in the Westchester/Putnam Baseball Association summer travel league.
The journey began in January as the girls gathered to train together with their sights set on the 10-Under crown. More than half of the Huskers roster was returned from the 2012 season that saw the squad go 7-6.
Coming into 2013, the team returned a solid offensive core. The question of whether the Huskers had enough pitching to be successful was answered on opening day when the staff threw a combined no-hitter.
Tommy Vano was the head coach of the winning Huskers and was assisted by Matt Albano, Sean Moran, Craig Armstrong and Rob Cortino.
According to Albano, the Huskers powered their way through opponents using a combination of outstanding pitching, timely hitting and exceptional defense.
"The season was a true team effort, with offensive and defensive contributions coming from the entire roster," Albano said.
The Huskers roster included Alyssa Albano (Pitcher, SS, OF), Samantha Armstrong (1B, OF, Pitcher), Kaitlyn Bennett (3B, 1B, OF), Alyssa Buck (Pitcher, OF), Allie Cortino (Pitcher, OF), Olivia Fasce (OF, SS, Pitcher), Arianna Foto (3B, OF), Bria Moran (Catcher, SS, OF), Bridget Morris (Pitcher, OF), Elaina Ornstein (2B, OF), Isabella Raffa (OF, 2B), Hailey Soliz (2B, OF), Isabella Vano (Catcher, 1B, OF).
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