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Rally lifts Tigers past Koalas

An offensive explosion propelled Mamaroneck past Ursuline on May 1, as the Tigers busted out for 16 hits to bury the Koalas in an 11-4 romp. The win is yet another sign that the surging Tigers are back on the right track as the playoffs loom.

The Tigers started quickly on Tuesday, plating two runs in the first inning, but the Koalas stormed back to take the lead in the top of the third with three runs.

Tava Kasper connects with a pitch on May 1. Kasper had three hits, including a home run, in Mamaroneck’s 11-4 win.

After tying the game on an RBI single by Millie Bohn in the bottom half of the inning, the Mamaroneck bats came alive in the fourth, as the Tigers erupted for six runs to effectively put the game out of reach.

Bohn, Tava Kasper and Josie Steinberg led the surge on the day, with each player recording three hits, while Sophie Autorino, Dani Spano and Jordan and Taylor Pryor all hit safely twice.

Taylor Pryor’s two-run double to the right field fence in the fourth inning may have altered the game, giving the Tigers a 7-3 lead at that point. Kasper would later club a homer later in the game—her second of the year—to pad the Mamaroneck lead.

Gianna Magrino picked up the win for the Tigers, striking out six batters in a gutsy performance that saw her escape several jams early on. Magrino allowed three of her four runs by the third inning, but settled in nicely after that, surrendering just one more run on a solo blast by Mia Martinez.

For the Tigers, who came into the season with high expectations, the win over Ursuline is the latest in a string of victories that has seen the team play up to it’s potential. After starting the season at 2-3, the Tigers have now won five of their last six games, including a 3-2 victory over the Yorktown team that ended their season in the Class AA semifinals last year. Ursuline was another team that managed to best Mamaroneck in the early in the season, earning a 5-3 victory over the Tigers on April 13.

Mamaroneck will look to continue their strong play this week, with a pair of rivalry games looming. On Wednesday, the Tigers will travel up Boston Post Road to take on Rye Neck, followed by a May 3 trip to Scarsdale to play the Raiders. Mamaroneck previously beat Scarsdale 13-2 on April 17.



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