Pearl River junior pitcher Mandy McCarthy said two games from last season haunt her.
One was the team playoff loss to Beacon that ended the Pirates' season. The other was a 9-5 defeat by Clarkstown South last May 20. The Vikings hit three home runs off McCarthy during a six-run fifth inning that day.
McCarthy will get another shot at Clarkstown South, which went on to reach the Class AA semifinals last season, in Pearl River's season opener 4:45 p.m. today at home.
"I know I hurt my team so badly that day," McCarthy said. "When I saw it on the schedule, I got very excited."
That game is one of three that will be played simultaneously on Pearl River's fields today. The Pearl River baseball team (1-0) will play Suffern at 4:15 p.m. and the girls lacrosse team (0-1) will look for its first victory of the season against Clarkstown South at 4:15 p.m.
- Suffern at Pearl River baseball, 4:15 p.m.
- Clarkstown South at Pearl River girls lacrosse, 4:15 p.m.
- Clarkstown South at Pearl River softball, 4:45 p.m.
- Pearl River boys tennis at Clarkstown South, 4 p.m.
- Pearl River girls lacrosse at Albertus Magnus, 4 p.m.
- Pirate Relays at Pearl River, 8:30 a.m.
- Pleasantville at Pearl River baseball, 11 a.m.
- Pearl River at Edgemont boys lacrosse, 11 a.m.
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