Blues beat Blacks in softball classic

Ciasullo hurls seven strong innings


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  • Wallkill Valley's Gabriella Ciasullo holds her most valuable player trophy while posing with Blue teammates Kittatinny's Katelyn Chadwick, Olivia Manser and Brooke Webber, Lenape Valley's Milena Lacatena and Nicole Catalina and Wallkill Valley's Samantha Hutnick and Ariel Milligan. And the last player on the right is SCCC softball player Summer Taylor who was a substitute. Taylor is a graduate of Kittatinny Regional High School. Photos by George leroy Hunter




  • Blue batter Olivia Manser connects. Manser attends Kittatinny Regional High School in Hampton Township,




  • Pitcher Gabriella Ciasullo was named the most valuable player for the Blue team. She threw seven innings producing four strikeouts and two runs surrendered on eight hits and two walks. Ciasullo attends Wallkill Valley Regional High School in Hardyston,




  • Black batter Ally Latham hits the ball down the foul line early in the game. Latham attends Vernon Township High School in Glenwood.




  • Blue batter Milena Lacatena swats one. Lacatena attends Lenape Valley Regional High School in Stanhope.




  • Black player Kelsey Little at the plate. Little attends High Point Regional High School in Wantage.




  • Pitcher Gabriella Ciasullo was named the most valuable player for the Blue all stars.




  • Jordyn Martin was named the most valuable player for the Black all stars after she finished 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored.




  • Wallkill Valley's Ariel Milligan slides and beats the tag from Sussex Tech's Emma Noury at second base.




  • High Point's Jordyn Martin holds her most valuable player trophy while posing with Black teammates High Point's Ally Fairweather, Kelsey Little and Brooke Wannamacher, Hopatcong's Samantha Serocke, Sussex Tech's Julia Caron and Emma Noury and Vernon's Ashalee Breining and Ally Latham.



By George Leroy Hunter

— The third annual Mugs Media/Sussex County Community College Senior All-Star Classic took place on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. The Blue all stars beat the Black all stars. The team names corresponded with the color of their jersey. The final score was 5-2. The softball teams were comprised of elite local high school seniors. The game took place at Sussex County Community College (SCCC) in Newton.

Gabriella Ciasullo was named the most valuable player for the Blue all stars. She threw seven innings producing four strikeouts and surrendered two runs on eight hits and two walks. Ciasullo attends Wallkill Valley Regional High School in Hardyston.

Jordyn Martin was named the most valuable player for the Black all stars after she finished 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Martin attends High Point Regional High School in Wantage.

The Blue all stars were Kittatinny's Katelyn Chadwick, Olivia Manser and Brooke Webber, Lenape Valley's Milena Lacatena, Nicole Catalina and Wallkill Valley's Gabriella Ciasullo, Samantha Hutnick, Ariel Milligan and Sussex County Community College softball player Summer Taylor. Taylor who was a substitute is a graduate of Kittatinny Regional High School.

The Black all stars were High Point's Jordyn Martin, Ally Fairweather, Kelsey Little and Brooke Wannamacher, Hopatcong's Samantha Serocke, Sussex Tech's Julia Caron and Emma Noury and Vernon's Ashalee Breining and Ally Latham.

Several other athletes were selected to play in the all-star game but were unable to attend.










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