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Good Swing

Democrat Photo by Rob Potter

Shannon Dietrich of Monticello, shown in the rare act of missing the ball

How Monticello
Fared in Softball

By Rob Potter
MONTICELLO — June 22, 2001 – Overall Record: 19–5
League Record: 10–2 OCIAA Division III
Sectionals: Lost the Section IX — Class B final to Cornwall 1-0. Beat Goshen 11-1 in the quarterfinal and New Paltz 1-0 in the semifinal.
Top Hitters: Sophomore shortstop Shannon Dietrich led the Lady Panther offense with a .479 average. She had three doubles, four triples and 21 RBI on the year. Junior second baseman Sam Lynch batted .402 this season, hitting two doubles, five triples and one home run. She also knocked in 18 runs. Junior catcher Kim Donohue recorded a .390 average, ripped two home runs and had 21 RBI. She also had three doubles and four triples.
Top Pitcher: Senior Analey Dietrich posted a 19–5 record on the season with a 1.52 earned run average. In 147 innings on the mound, Dietrich allowed 83 hits. She also struck out 96 batters while giving up only 35 walks.
Season Highlight: “Probably the overall consistancy the team showed to get those 19 wins,” Coach Ed Kaufmann said. “And our sectional semifinal game against New Paltz. We won it 1-0 thanks to a triple followed by a squeeze bunt. Sam Lynch hit the triple and scored the run and Megan Drobysh got the bunt down.”
Season Lowlight: “Our 11-inning game with Cornwall,” Kaufmann said, referring to a 3-2 late season loss. “We had our chances to win that game. We had the winning run on base and didn’t score.”

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