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THE FAMILY SCHOOL’S Cecili Crenshaw gets her bat on the ball during a game this past season.

Family School
Has Rough Time

By Rob Potter

Overall Record: 5-8

League Record: 4-5 OCIAA Division V

Team Leaders: Junior second baseman Anna Lansche led the team with a .342 batting average. She scored 13 runs and had seven RBIs.
Senior catcher Karen Scutt had a .315 average, scored nine runs and had a team-high 12 RBIs.
Junior third baseman Joanna Heretick batted .300 and scored 11 runs. She hit one home run and had 10 RBIs.
Junior Dee Gill posted a .276 average, hit two home runs and had eight RBIs. She also scored a team-high 16 runs.
Gill was also the Lady Falcons’ primary pitcher. She had a 3-5 won-loss record, seven strikeouts and 13 walks.

Season Highlight: Coach Mike Losicco noted that the Lady Falcons had a few highlights this season. He said they included scoring 12 runs in a game versus S.S. Seward to almost come back and win after trailing 10-0, scoring two runs and getting a couple of solid hits off standout Chapel Field pitcher Julie Schaper and defeating Livingston Manor in the last week of the regular season to qualify for sectionals.
“The team had to deal with some adversity this season,” Losicco said. “My mother-in-law passed away and one of our assistant coaches lost her mother, so those were real blows to the team. We also lost two starting players due to behavioral problems.
“But the girls stuck with it and played well. They matured and worked hard to come together as a team. That was more important to us than how many games we won or lost.”

Season Lowlight: “Losing 16-1 to Liberty,” Losicco said. “I take full responsiblity for that. I usually set the tone of the game for the team But I did not set a good tone that day. It was not a good game for us.”

Other: While every Lady Falcon will receive a letter, pin and certificate of achievement for playing on the team this season, Losicco praised the performance of a core group of players.
“Anna Lansche played second base last season but this season she became our left fielder,” Losicco said. “She saved a couple of games with diving catches and had some key bunts. She was our steadiest player.
“With Karen Scutt behind the plate, everything gelled for us. She was solid behind the plate.
“Lauren Blythe played every position for us, including pitcher and catcher, before settling into center field. Joanna Heretick grew up big time this season and Dee Gill played better this season.”

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