Wildcats Toss 2 No-Hitters In 3-Game Span

Photo/South Huntington School District Whitman’s Taylor Epstein threw a no-hitter, the first of her varsity career, and led Wildcats to a 12-0 win over Ward Melville last week.  

Photo/South Huntington School District
Whitman’s Taylor Epstein threw a no-hitter, the first of her varsity career, and led Wildcats to a 12-0 win over Ward Melville last week.

 

Walt Whitman’s softball team has rattled off four straight wins, and two of them have come with a side of no-hitters by Wildcats pitchers Taylor Epstein and Riley Piromalli.

The most recent win came on Monday when the Wildcats ousted Central Islip, 12-0.

In that game, it was Piromalli who tossed the no-hitter. She struck out six, and allowed two walks to lead the Wildcats through the Suffolk League II/III crossover game.

On offense, Melissa Triolo set the tempo with a home run and four RBIs in her 3-for-4 performance. Meanwhile, Sarah Glaser went 3-for-3 with three runs scored and four RBIs.

Earlier last week, the Wildcats similarly defeated Ward Melville, 12-0.

But it was Epstein on the mound in that game, and she tossed her first career no-hitter. Epstein struck out 15 in the Suffolk League I/III crossover game.

“She was absolutely lights out,” said coach Ralph Miranda. “Every pitch was working. She was really dominant.”

At the plate for Whitman, Nicole Algierie was a force as went 4-for-4, drove in one run and scored three runs of her own. Noelle Brygmann also chipped in with a 2-for-4 day that yielded two RBIs and three runs scored.

Whitman has also defeated Half Hollow Hills East and Sachem North during its four-game win streak.

As of Tuesday, they trailed only first place Bay Shore (8-1) in the Suffolk League III standings. And the Wildcats are expected to have their shot at Bay Shore on Monday, 4 p.m., when they’re scheduled to take on the Marauders at Bay Shore High School.

-WROBLEWSKI