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Softball program is victim of Little League merger

Taylor LaFountain, 14, stands in the outfield on a softball diamond behind Yates Magnet School in Schenectady on Tuesda.
Taylor LaFountain, 14, stands in the outfield on a softball diamond behind Yates Magnet School in Schenectady on Tuesda.
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Each spring, Schenectady High School softball coach Kristy Mazzariello attends tryouts for the district’s modified team, made up of seventh- and eighth-graders. Each spring, she shakes her head and laughs, even though it’s also a bit sad. There are kids who don’t know what a batting stance is or where their hands should go. Forget about knowing what a cutoff man is; knowing first base is the first base is a starting point. “Some of ...

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