V.S. Central riding hot streak
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In addition to becoming stronger and more confident in the pitching circle in her second varsity season, Longarzo is hitting the cover off the ball. She’s batting at a .650 clip and hit for the cycle in an 18-2 win at Elmont on April 29. Her homer was a grand slam, and she drove in nine runs in a game stopped due to the mercy rule.
Riccio said freshman Jenny Dignam, sophomore Kayla Diedrick and junior Nia Outlaw are also swinging hot bats. Dignam tripled, doubled and singled and drove in three runs against Elmont, Diedrick had two RBIs in a 9-5 win over Uniondale on April 26, and Outlaw had three RBIs versus Westbury.
“We’ve got a great group of girls,” Riccio said. “The level of play in our conference has improved. You really can’t take anyone lightly.”