Floyd Gets Past Lady Hurricanes in Non-League

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The Floyd softball team got off to a good start last week, beating Westhampton Beach 7-3 at home in a non-league contest on Saturday.?Nicole Capella got things started for the Lady Colonials with a solo home run in the first inning, giving her team a 1-0 lead. Floyd extended its lead to 5-0 in the following inning, capitalizing on a bevy of errors made by the Lady Hurricane fielders. Westhampton Beach did not get on the board until late in the game, breaking up the shutout with a run in the sixth. The Lady Canes tacked on two more runs in the second as Floyd pitcher Kate Slavik became slightly more hittable, but the Lady Colonials took care of business in the field and kept their opponent from getting any closer.?Slavik allowed six hits while striking out seven batters in the win. Westhampton Beach pitcher Alyssa Clancy allowed eight hits, while striking out three batters.?William Floyd head coach Jen Engmann said she was happy with the performance of her team in what was its first competitive action this season.?”It was excellent. I thought they played really well,” she said after the game. “We only had one scrimmage prior to this, so I was definitely happy with their performance. We got timely hitting with runners in scoring position.”?Capella led Floyd with a pair of RBIs and two hits, including the home run.?Engmann added that she was also happy with what she saw from Slavik on the mound.?”She had a good, solid performance,” the coach said. “I wouldn’t say it was her best outing, but it was solid.”?Three days later, the Lady Colonials were on the losing end of another non-league battle, falling 14-12 against Sayville (League V) at home. Slavik had a home run in the losing effort, but took the loss on the mound for Floyd.?The Lady Colonials will travel to face Sachem East in the League I opener on Monday at 4:15 p.m. They will host Lindenhurst in their league home opener on Tuesday at 4:15 p.m.

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