All told, it wasn’t a bad season for Scarsdale softball with a 5-13 record and there is an incredibly bright future for coach Kevin Carrigan’s program. With 14 of 16 players returning next spring — 11 rising sophomores — Carrigan will have plenty of time to develop the players at the varsity level.
Nobody said it would be easy putting 11 freshmen on a varsity softball roster of 16 players, but the payoff could be amazing down the road for Scarsdale.
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.
With zero returning varsity hits, lacking an elite starting pitcher and not yet having a solidified defense through two games, things have been a struggle on the field for the Scarsdale softball team with a pair of losses to Eastchester, 18-4 and 15-0.
The Scarsdale softball team got everything it wanted out of the 2019 season. And then it wanted more.
Sometimes you have to wait for your moment.
Fourteen games into her senior year, Scarsdale softball player Abbie Vetrone did something special in a unique way: she drove in her 100th career RBI with an intentional walk.
Hope Walker, Sam Hausman and Kayla Song are tearing it up at the plate. That, combined with Hausman stepping up her game in the circle and the team fielding the ball better than ever, the Raiders find themselves winning games against and being competitive with some of the top teams in the area.
Spring is seen as a new beginning for many, but for three Scarsdale softball players, this spring is the end of an era.
Jessie Hausman has been watching her sister, Sam, pitch on varsity for Scarsdale for two years. Sam is the reason Jessie became a pitcher. On Tuesday, for the softball season opener, junior Sam started and freshman Jessie pitched in relief. It was the first time the sisters had ever played i…