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Photo by Nicole Marinello
Photo by Nicole Marinello
As the regular season winds down, the JV Bonnies are set to finish in the top half of their Brooklyn-Queens Division as the playoffs approach. Three key freshmen players (left side; top row) that have led the team this season are: pitcher Brianna Alicandro (#8), centerfielder Christina DeAngelis (#49) and first baseman Isabella Chirico (#4).

It’s been a bumper crop of freshmen players that have come to play softball for Fontbonne this season with two freshmen making the Varsity and thirteen other freshmen making the JV squad. Along with thirteen freshmen joining five sophomores, the JV has competed to earn a record of 6-3-2 thus far this season for third place in the Brooklyn-Queens Division.

Not only have the JV Bonnies been competitive in the upper half of their six team division, but are also leading the division with 112 runs scored over second place Molloy with 88 runs.

Interestingly enough, the Bonnies have gained a local rival this season with the admission of girls to Xaverian. So far this season the Bonnies have dominated this new rivalry with an initial 6-2 win and a recent 16-2 win over the Clippers.

Leading the way for the JV Bonnies has been freshman pitcher Brianna Alicandro, who formerly played for St. Bernadette and the Dyker Heights Knights. In the last Xaverian game, Alicandro struck out ten Clippers over six innings in the 16-2 win, and is the team’s number two hitter in the batting order.

Joining Alicandro at the top of the order is the number three hitter, freshman centerfielder Christina DeAngelis, who Coach Nicole Marinello describes as “one of the most consistent hitters on the team.” In the number four cleanup spot is another freshman, first baseman Isabella Chirico, who can be counted on for “the long ball.” In her last outing against Xaverian, Chirico recorded four RBI’s on the day.

“Given their success this season I won’t be surprised how this team finishes this year,” said Coach Marinello. “They’ve shown that they’re a team that can make it all the way to the finals.”

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