Huddled together in the pitcher’s circle, the members of the Shenendehowa softball infield exhaled together. They had three outs left to get to
secure their spot in Friday’s Section II Class AA championship game against Ballston Spa.
The highlight of Sa’kim McNeil’s high school athletic career had been an 82-yard fumble return for a touchdown last fall at Larry Mulvaney Field that contributed to the Schenectady football team’s only win of its season.
In less than two weeks, Section II will crown new girls’ lacrosse champions. But if seeds hold true to Wednesday’s slotting of the teams, this year’s title game celebrations will look very familiar to the ones from last year.
Emma Rafferty and Morgan Redmond combined for five hits and five runs batted in, and Mohonasen held off Queensbury Wednesday in a Class A first-round game 8-5 for its first Section II tournament win since 2011.