As the Huntington High School varsity softball team continues its quest to develop the positional depth it needs to compete successfully, the Blue Devils did field several outstanding players this past spring.
Captained by Jocelyn Gray, Isabella Toscano and Alexandra Gerbavsits, the 14 player team compiled a 2-16 record. “It was a hardworking, but inexperienced team,” head coach John Walsh said.
Sophomore shortstop Anna Wickey was sharp in the field and batted .352 en route to garnering All-Division honors. The teenager was recognized at the Suffolk Softball Coaches Assn. award banquet at Villa Lombardi’s in Holtsville.
“Anna has become a feared hitter,” Walsh said. Toscano (third base), Gerbavsits (catcher) and pitcher Maya DelGiudice rounded out the team’s top players.
“Overall, I think that I improved as a player this season, especially at bat,” Wickey said. “I hope our team can learn from our season and grow as a program.”
Gerbavsits was solid behind the plate as Huntington’s catcher. “Alex is a good hitter and she worked hard throwing runners out,” Walsh said.
Toscano also shined. “Izzy has a great glove and she worked hard on throwing after off-season surgery,” Walsh said.
The highlight of the season came when DelGiudice tossed a no-hitter against Copiague. “Maya pitched great and we had very good defense,” Walsh said. “Huntington has not had a no-hitter in several years.”
Next year’s team will be young. Walsh expects it to be dominated by freshmen and juniors.