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On This Day In History | 2004

May 15, 2019
Softball 2005

Gonzalez (Back, 5th from left) with the ’05 team

On this day 15 years ago, the softball team topped Pierson/Shelter Island, 4-1, to clinch the League VIII Championship, the first in program history.

Juanita Gonzalez pitched a two-hitter with 16 strikeouts to carry the Bears. The junior phenom, who went on to finish the season with 306 Ks, started the game with 9 straight strikeouts and retired her first 11 batters before an error and a single in the 4th plated the Whalers’ only run.

Gonzalez also helped at the plate with an RBI while Lisa Cook notched 3 hits and an RBI. The Bears hung two runs in the 1st and 4th innings and those would be the only runs needed during Gonzalez’s dominant performance.

At the close of Gonzalez’s All-State season, she led Suffolk in strikeouts (306), tied for 6th in wins (12), and tied for 3rd in home runs (5).

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2004 League VIII Standings

  • Stony Brook – 12-7
  • Port Jeff – 11-8
  • Southold/Greenport – 8-11
  • Mattituck – 8-11
  • Smithtown Christian – 5-14
  • Pierson/Shelter Island – 6-14
  • Mercy – 3-17

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