From the atmosphere to the effort, Edgemont softball coach Larry Giustiniani left Edgemont’s postseason game — a 21-6 loss to Tappan Zee — with a sense of accomplishment. He credited the Tappan Zee administration, coaches and team, along with his own team, for making that possible.
The only things Edgemont junior Juliet Agoglia knew about softball coming into this season were you throw the ball, catch the ball, hit the ball and her basketball coach wanted her to learn to play catcher and join the varsity team.
Larry Giustiniani knows how lucky he is. And he knows how lucky his softball players are.
It’s not often that the Scarsdale and Edgemont softball teams have a ton of similarities. This year, however, neither has a junior varsity team and both are working hard to develop pitching from the ground up.
In the absence of more experienced catcher Valentina Russo, the Edgemont Panthers had to change their game plan for opening day against Port Chester on May 1. In the end, that shift may have been what won Edgemont the game.
Spending four years at shortstop for the Edgemont softball team, Sasha Hirschheimer has seen a lot of change around her. As one of the few constants, Hirschheimer has been doing her best to make it business as usual no matter who is to her right or left or front or back.
Dr. Strange saw one scenario in 14,000,605 where The Avengers could reverse the damage done by Thanos, preventing the losses of life when he snapped the fingers on the Infinity Stone gauntlet. If only Edgemont softball coach Larry Giustiniani had those odds of keeping his attendance up each spring.
For a MASH Unit, the Edgemont softball team is off to a pretty good start.