The Pierson softball team experienced some of the best and worst competition that Leagues VII and VIII have to offer last week when it took on Shoreham/Wading River and Stony Brook.
The Lady Whalers began the week with a 12-0 loss at Shoreham (11-1) on April 30, managing just one hit off pitcher Chelsea Hawks, who has led her team to 22 shutouts this season. Hawkes struck out 12 and the game was over after five innings. Kasey Gilbride had the only hit for Pierson.
But Pierson (7-5) got back on track Friday at home against Stony Brook (0-13, 1-13 overall), shutting out the Lady Bears in a 12-0 affair, another game that lasted just five innings due to the mercy rule. The win put Pierson one victory away from clinching a... more