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Monday, May 25, 2009

SCC Softball Tournament Predictions

The SCC softball tournament begins Tuesday with the quarterfinal round. Below is Register beat writer Mike Pucci's prediction of how the tournament may unfold.


No. 8 North Haven at No. 1 Hand:
Hand defeated the Indians twice this season, both by 4-2 finals. Home-field advantage, and a more experienced club, means Hand moves on.

No. 5 Lyman Hall at No. 4 Sheehan: Sheehan emerged with two, 1-0 extra-inning victories over its crosstown rival during the regular season. But my hunch here is that Lyman Hall finally finds a way to knock off the Titans.

No. 6 Derby at No. 3 Cheshire: Derby has enjoyed its best season (14-6) in years, and makes their first appearance in the SCC tournament. But Cheshire is deeper, and more talented, and the Rams will book a date into the semifinals.

No. 7 Amity at No. 2 Mercy: This is a rematch of last year's semifinal, won by Amity, which went on to win the crown. Although Amity made a late-season surge to make the SCC field, Mercy wins a close one here.

at West Haven High

No. 1 Hand vs. No. 5 Lyman Hall:
These teams did not meet during the regular season. Although Lyman Hall pitcher Lauren Zambrano will keep the Trojans in the game, Hand has too much offensively.

No. 2 Mercy vs. No. 3 Cheshire: Cheshire was the first team to beat Mercy this season, after the Rams emerged with a 2-1 victory on May 5. Mercy beat Cheshire, 2-0, in the season-opener. Expect another close contest, with Mercy coming out on top.

at West Haven, 7 p.m.

No. 1 Hand vs. No. 2 Mercy: Mercy won both meetings during the regular season. Both teams feature effective pitchers, solid defense and explosive offenses. However, Mercy walks off with the title.


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