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March 31, 2013

CAL Softball: Ferrazzani makes Hornets team to beat

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Captains: Carney, Moise, McCauley, T. Ferrazzani, Brosnan

Candidates: 52

Returning honorees: Terri Ferrazzani, Eagle-Tribune All-Star; Merri Moise and Tarah Reilly, All-CAL; Shelby Carney and Alicia McCauley, CAL All-Stars

Returning leaders: Terri Ferrazzani 15-2, 0.77 ERA, 117 Ks, 25 walks, 109 innings and batted .375; Tarah Reilly .429, Merri Moise .411

Fast facts: There were no seniors on the varsity last year. ... The No. 2 Hornets were stunned by No. 15 Saugus in the state tourney despite leading 5-1 in the seventh. ... Tarah Reilly is the only non-senior starter. ... Courtney Brosnan is switching from catcher to right field with Nicole Eisenhaure taking over behind the plate.

Assistants: Nicole Zimmerman, JV; Michelle Frongillo, freshmen

Coach Rusty Russell (28th year, 427-181): “We won 18 games last year but we had such an empty feeling after losing in the tournament. The girls have worked hard and want redemption. Terri (Ferrazzani) should have another great year and we’ve got the hitting to go a long way.”

Pentucket

2012 season: 5-15, didn’t make state tourney

Returning starters (6): Megan Haley, Sr., 3B; Angelica Arredondo, Sr., OF; Mary Kate Corrado, Jr., IB; Carley Desjardins, Jr., P; Sydney Snow, Jr., INF/OF; Tyler Feeney, Soph., INF

Returning lettermen: Madison Newton, Sr., OF

Promising newcomers: Kali Sullivan, Sr., INF; Kassidy Kennefick, Soph., INF; Nicolette Kent, Soph., OF; Maddy Ammon, Soph., OF; Lisa Hopkins, Soph., INF/OF; Nikki O’Rourke, Frosh., INF; Emmy Desjardins, Frosh., P/C

Captains: Megan Haley, Sydney Snow, Mary Kate Corrado, Carly Desjardins,

Candidates: 40

Returning honorees: Megan Haley and Mary Kate Corrado, All-CAL; Sydney Snow, CAL All-Star

Returning leaders: Mary Kate Corrado .456 average

Fast facts: Kali Sullivan has returned to the team after taking last year off and should start. ... Carley and Emmy Desjardins are sisters. ... Mary Kate Corrado is moving from catcher to first base with Sydney Snow taking over behind the plate. ... There are an impressive 20 freshmen in the program.

Assistants: Carolyn Fichera; John Walsh, JV, Jule Gerraughty, JV

Coach Danielle Mason (3rd year, 15-23): “I’m feeling confident about our versatility and the way the kids have bought into the program. I think we’ll be stronger than last year.”

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