New Rochelle 16-year-old Emily Escobedo will compete in the U.S. Olympic swimming trials this Friday to try and earn a spot in London later this summer.
Escobedo will be a senior next year at Maria Regina High School in Hartsdale, and is competing in the 200 meter breaststroke.
You can read more about Escobedo and her trip to the trials .
Pearl River Little League Softball 12-Year-Old All-Stars Win District 18
The 12-year-old Pearl River Little League softball all-star team beat Haverstraw 8-6 Tuesday night at Haverstraw to win the District 18 title.
Pearl River trailed by two in the fifth inning when Kelsey Murphy and Kaitlyn Harding both walked and eventually came around to score by stealing home. The game-winning run was drive in by Kelli Scanlon on a bases loaded walk. Scanlon drove in four runs in the win.
You can read more about the win .
Pearl River will open the Section 4 Tournament 10 a.m. Saturday against the District 17 champions in Beekman, NY, then plays again 1 p.m. Sunday at the same location.
The members of the Pearl River's District 18 Softball 12-Year-Old Champion Softball team are: Kelly Campbell, Kaitlyn Harding, Asiana Lee, Riley Maloney, Jesse McCarthy, Kelsey Murphy, Michaela Murphy, Nicole Portington, Maddie Reynolds, Kelli Scanlon, Emily Turilli and Meagan Woods.
Strong Starting Pitching Leads Boulders Passed Bears
The Rockland Boulders beat the Newark Bears, 4-1, Tuesday night in Newark.
The Boulders were led by a strong pitching performance from starter Pat Moran, who pitched eight innings, giving up one run on three hits while striking out 11. The 11 strikeouts were one less than Moran’s season high, which also came against Newark.
Rockland jumped out to an early lead when Chris Valencia hit his third home run of the year to give the Boulders a one-run advantage. Cole Kraft followed the homer with a single and scored on a single by Ryan Scoma with some help thanks to an error by Newark, giving Rockland a 2-0 lead before Newark even came to bat.
Ryan Mollica grounded out in the third to score Scoma, giving the Boulders their third run. Mollica drove in Rockland’s fourth run of the game with a solo homer in the eighth.
The Boulders and Bears have split the first two games of their four-game set this week.
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