softball


TRR photo by Ted Waddell

Scholar athletes Leizel Schlott, left, and McKinley Bernitt

Sign me up, coach

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — On Wednesday, June 6, two graduating Sullivan West seniors signed on the dotted line, announcing their intent to attend a couple of nearby colleges where they will continue their education and further their sports careers.


Out at first: Lady Spartans runner Alexa Roach didn’t quite make it against Bears first baseman Jordan Carmody.

Seward nicks Lady Bears

GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — On Thursday, May 24 the Lady Spartans of S.S. Seward (9-5) defeated the Tri-Valley Lady Bears 2-1 to win the Section IX Class C semifinal softball game.

Tri-Valley (4-7) drew first blood in the opening frame in the wake of a walk and a hit by Jordan Carmody.


TRR photos by Ted Waddell

Strategy session. Sullivan West’s Nicole Kocher gets a bit of advice at first from Lady Bulldog’s coach Mike Ellmauer.

Sullivan West slips by Lady Indians

LIBERTY, NY — Heat, bugs and mud.

Talk about a challenging varsity softball game between the Lady Bulldogs of Sullivan West (3-6 overall) and the Liberty Lady Indians (7-8) on Thursday, May 17.


“Elmo” calls the play: Sullivan West’s veteran softball coach Mike “Elmo” Ellmauer calls Sydney Favre safe at first, as Eldred’s first baseman Morgan Kopf reels in the late throw.

Seventh-inning sting

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — Things were looking up for the Lady Bulldogs softball team (1-5) until the final frame in the non-league game against the Lady Yellowjackets of Eldred.

On Wednesday, May 2 the visitors came to town undefeated, and with a four-run surge in the seventh inning, made it 5-0, as they defeated Sullivan West 10-6.

Practice makes perfect

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY – Before the start of Friday’s varsity softball game against the Lady Eagles of John S. Burke Catholic School, the home team Sullivan West Lady Bulldogs practiced a series of battling exercises, supervised by veteran coach Mike “Elmo” Ellmauer, now in his 36th season as coach of high school sports.

 

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