By Rob Potter
SULLIVAN WEST/J-Y June 22, 2001 Overall Record: 136
League Record: 84 OCIAA Division IV
Sectionals: beat SW/Narrowsburg 20-2 in the Class D quarterfinal, then lost 6-4 in extra innings to Livingston Manor in the semifinal.
Top Hitters: Sophomore shortstop Tiffany Hauser led the Lady Trojan offense with a .310 average. She tied for the team lead in RBI with 13, stole 18 bases and had an on-base percentage of .500.
Senior center fielder Kristen Erlwein batted .260 and was the RBI co-leader with 13. She stole 26 bases and committed only four errors in the field for a sterling .900 fielding percentage.
Junior Christina Winski hit .255 this year and knocked in 10 runs. She also swiped 20 bases.
Top Pitcher: Winski was SW/J-Ys top hurler as her won-loss mark matched the overall team record (136). In 134 innings pitched, Winski gave up only 60 hits and posted a 1.90 ERA. She struck out 47 batters and walked 32.
Season Highlight: We were starting young, we only had four kids coming back from last season, Coach Mike Ellmauer said. The kids played hard and learned a lot this season. We had some really good games, we surprised Tuxedo and Tri-Valley beating Tuxedo once and Tri-Valley twice. Even some of the games we lost, we played good softball.
Season Lowlight: We really didnt have any lowlights, Ellmauer said.
Team Awards: At the schools recent athletic banquet, junior third baseman Shelisa Duquette was presented with the Most Improved Award. Ellmauer noted that Duquette was the only non-senior returning from the 2000 team and that she raised her batting average in the 2001 season. She did a super job for us, Ellmauer commented.