The Suffolk Softball Team defended their Region XV Championship this weekend with wins over Queensborough CC, Nassau CC and finally Dutchess CC. The Sharks were the number 1 seed in the tournament after finishing their region schedule with a 11-1 record, they are now 37-1 in the region over the past 2 seasons.
In the quarterfinals on Friday afternoon the Sharks used a 10 run 4th inning to beat #4 Queensborough CC 12-1.
The semi-final matchup was against #2 Nassau CC the only team in Region XV to beat the Sharks this season. Suffolk got off to a 4-0 lead through 5, but Nassau struck with 3 in the 6th and 2 more in the top of the 7th to take a 5-4 lead. The Sharks were down to their final 2 outs when they loaded the bases and got back to back singles for a 6-5 walk off win.
Saturday's Championship game was a matchup with #3 Dutchess CC. Suffolk had an early 2-0 lead that Dutchess cut in half in the 4th, but Suffolk tacked on 2 more runs for a 4-1 final to win their 2nd consecutive Region XV Championship.
Courtney Lawrence was named Tournament MVP for the 2nd year in a row.
The Sharks now advance to the District H Championship on Saturday May 6th with a best of 3 home matchup with Region XX winner Butler Community College. The 1st game on Saturday is scheduled for 1:00 on the Grant Campus.