Spartan Softball Says Farewell to their Season

The Amity Spartans Softball Teams remarkable run this season came to a bitter end after losing to opponent West Haven High School during the First Round of the State Championships on Tuesday, May 28 at Amity High School.{{more}}

“I am very proud of the way the girls played overall this season,” said Head Coach Loren Purcell. ”Unfortunately we couldn’t come out with a win but we played our hearts out and I couldn’t ask for more.”

With a regular season record reading 15-5 the Amity all-stars came in 4th during the SCC Conference that led them to the Semi Finals of the SCC on May 23. Upon their match-up, the Spartans were defeated during a close game against opponent Mercy High School.

“It was such a close game, said Purcell. “We played great in the field and Mercy was a very close step ahead; we didn’t quit without a fight.”

A 2-1 final score for the Semi Finals of the SCC proved to be a close match but Amity fell slightly behind. Spartan sophomore and Left Fielder Jenna Di’Lorenzo drove in the team’s only run by drilling a solo homerun. Even with the loss, Amity’s successful record advanced them to the First Round of States where they eventually shook hands with their last competitor for the season.

“Di’Lorenzo had a terrific game with one homerun and one RBI” Purcell said. “With a close loss during the Semi Finals we headed to the First Round with the mentality we wouldn’t go home without playing the best we could”.

A rainy day proved unfortunate for the Spartan girls along with West Haven High at the First Round of the State Championships. With single elimination adding to the pressure, Amity’s pitching fell short to their standard in the first few innings of the game walking a significant amount of batters. This gave West Haven the upper hand. With both teams struggling through the rainy terrain, West Haven eventually took a steady lead and the game came to an end with a final score of 5-2, West Haven.

“We had a very position season,” said Purcell. “We will be loosing a lot of key players but I have confidence our younger girls will step it up and come to the next season ready to work”.

Regardless of their season coming up a little short, the Amity Spartans walked away with an impressive 15-5 record along with the title of Housatonic Division Champions.