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The 2022 GameTimeCT All-State Softball team. Compiled by Will Aldam. Photos are Hearst Connecticut Media or submitted. Designed by Pete Paguaga and Sean Patrick Bowley.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Masuk, Pitcher, Sr.
Stats: The two-time GameTimeCT All-State MVP led her team to its fourth-straight Class L state title while being named the MVP of the championship game. Gallant finished the season 20-1 with a 0.65 ERA, a .630 WHIP with 287 strikeouts in 139.2 innings pitched. She also slashed .482/.511/.741 with five home runs and 36 RBIs. In the Class L tournament, she allowed one run on 13 hits while striking out 47 over 28 innings pitched.
Honors: Two-time GameTimeCT All-State MVP, Two-time GameTimeCT 1st Team All-State, Two-time CHSCA All-State, Two-time All SWC.
Up Next: Will play softball at Villanova.
East Haven, Pitcher/Shortstop, Sr.
Stats: The two-way senior led East Haven to its first SCC title and was named the tournament MVP as well as SCC player of the year. On the mound, Bishop finished the season with an 18-1 record, striking out 165 batters over 125 innings to the tune of a 1.45 ERA. Offensively she was perhaps equally as impressive with a .604 batting average while connecting for seven home runs, 35 RBIs and scoring 35 runs.
Honors: GameTimeCT 1st Team All-State, CHSCA All-State, SCC Player of the Year, SCC Tournament MVP.
Up Next: Bishop will play softball at Albertus Magnus.
Woodland, Catcher, Sr.
Stats: The catcher was the offensive catalyst of the only undefeated team in the state. Bulinski slashed .635/.673/1.294 (1.968 OPS) with 13 home runs, 45 RBIs and 22 runs scored while only striking out twice all year. In the Class M championship game, Bulinksi went 4-for-4 with a home run and was named the MVP.
Honors: Two-time GameTimeCT 1st Team All-State, Two-time CHSCA All-State, Two-time All-NVL.
Up Next: Bulinski will play softball at Rhode Island.
Waterford, Pitcher/Shortstop, Sr.
Stats: The two-way player led No. 7 seed Waterford to the Class L championship game. She finished the season 10-4 with a 1.87 ERA and 150 strikeouts over 97.1 innings pitched. The Villanova commit slashed .538/.667/1.139 (1.806 OPS) with 10 home runs, 38 RBIs, 45 runs scored and 35 stolen bases.
Honors: Two-time GameTimeCT 1st Team All-State, Two-time CHSCA All-State, Three-time All-ECC.
Up Next: Burrows will play softball at Villanova.
Southington, Center fielder, Sr.
Stats: The senior center fielder led Southington to its third straight Class LL state championship and homered in her final at bat. Desaulniers slashed .528/.598/1.067 (1.666 OPS) with nine home runs, eight triples, 32 RBIs, and 52 runs scored while stealing 22 bases.
Honors: GameTimeCT 1st Team All-State, 2020 GameTimeCT 2nd Team All-State, Two-time CHSCA All-State, Two-time All-CCC.
Up Next: Desaulniers will play softball at Central Connecticut State.
Hall, Pitcher, Sr.
Stats: The Hall ace led her team to the Class LL state tournament quarterfinals and was one of a handful of pitchers to reach 300 strikeouts this season. Garner-MacKinnon finished the season with a 17-5 record. She had a 1.26 ERA, a 0.718 WHIP and an opponent batting average of .137 while striking out 311 batters over 139.1 innings pitched. Offensively she slashed .385/.536/.769.
Honors: Two-time GameTimeCT 1st Team All-State, Two-time CHSCA All-State, Two-time All-CCC.
Up Next: Garner-MacKinnon will play softball at Duke.
Avon, Catcher, Sr.
Stats: Hasler was one arguably one of the best hitter in the state, and wreaked havoc on opposing pitching all season long. Hasler led the state in home runs with 15, while slashing .676/.766/1.529 (2.295 OPS). She scored 48 runs while driving in 45 with 22 walks. Nearly one third of her total hits (46) were home runs.
Honors: GameTimeCT 1st Team All-State, CHSCA All-State, All-CCC.
Up Next: Hasler will play softball at North Carolina State.
Avon, Pitcher, Sr.
Stats: The ace carried Avon to the Class L semifinals with her blistering fastball and was arguably the hardest thrower in Connecticut. Pengel led the state in strikeouts with 322 over 141.1 innings pitched. She ended the season with a 0.69 ERA, 0.644 WHIP and an opponent batting average of .111. An offensive threat as well, Pengel slashed .636/.742/1.409 (2.151 OPS) with 14 home runs, 39 RBIs and 35 runs scored.
Honors: GameTimeCT 1st Team All-State, CHSCA All-State, All-CCC.
Up Next: Pengel will play softball at Syracuse.
Danbury, Pitcher, Sr.
Stats: The senior ace led Danbury to a 23-3 record and its first-Class LL semifinal since 1984, as well as the FCIAC championship game. Pucci finished the season with a 0.69 ERA and struck out 315 batters over 172 innings pitched. She also contributed offensively with a .320 batting average while reaching base 42% of the time.
Honors: GameTimeCT 1st Team All-State, CHSCA All-State, All-FCIAC.
Up Next: Pucci will play softball at Carnegie-Mellon.
Southington, Shortstop, Jr.
Stats: Rogers was the standout in what was arguably the best lineup in the state this season. The shortstop homered in both the Class LL state championship and semifinal game. She finished the season slashing .575/.635/1.212 (1.848 OPS) with 11 home runs, 48 RBIs, and 37 runs scored. In the second game of the season, Rogers hit for the cycle and had eight RBIs.
Honors: GameTimeCT 1st Team All-State, CHSCA Position Player of the Year, CHSCA All-State, All-CCC.
Up Next: Rogers will return for her senior year.
Woodland, Pitcher/Shortstop, Jr.
Stats: The ace and leadoff hitter for Woodland contributed on both sides of the ball as the Hawks battled to an undefeated season. As a pitcher, Sosnovich led the way through the Class M tournament and finished with a 1.21 ERA, a 0.63 WHIP, an opponent batting average of .112 and struck out 151 batters in 81 innings pitched. She only allowed 28 hits. Offensively she slashed .453/.490/.947 (1.438 OPS) with eight home runs, 31 RBIs and 42 runs scored.
Honors: GameTimeCT 1st Team All-State, Two-time CHSCA All-State, Two-time All-NVL.
Up Next: Sosnovich will return for her senior year.
St. Joseph, Pitcher, Sr.
Stats: The St. Joseph ace threw three no-hitters and 12 shutouts, going 14-5 with a 0.62 ERA and 266 strikeouts over 135.2 innings. Opponents batted just 0.113 against the senior, while she batted .329/.418/.443 with two home runs, 15 RBIs and 12 runs scored.
Honors: Two-time GameTimeCT 1st Team All-State, Two-time CHSCA All-State, Two-time All-FCIAC.
Up Next: Wasikowski will play softball at Rhode Island.
- MADYSON BULL, Sr. P, Jonathan Law
- NIAMH DOUGHERTY, Jr. 3B, St. Joseph
- HANNAH IRONS, Jr. SS, Plainfield
- RILEY KANE, Sr. P/SS, Woodland
- LILY KENNEY, Jr. P, Cromwell
- KENDALL LAMORTE, Sr. 3B, Foran
- MADISON LAVALLE, Sr. C/INF, Maloney
- NATALIE LIETO, Soph. OF, Masuk
- GRACE LURZ, Sr. OF, Cheshire
- ADDISON SMITH, Soph. C, Guilford
- BROOKE TRACY, Sr. P, Glastonbury
- CHELSEA VILLAR, Sr. OF, Fairfield Ludlowe
- SYDNEY ADOLFSON, Jr. P, Newtown
- KALEIGH BODAK, Jr. P, Haddam-Killingworth
- KEYLEIGH FLAHERTY, Soph. P, Ellington
- AVA HAMPTON, Sr. SS, Northwestern
- HADLEY MARCHAND, Jr. P, RHAM
- GABBY MERCADO, Soph. INF, Fairfield Warde
- KILEY REGAN, Sr. INF, Seymour
- ALEX LEWEY, Soph. P, Fairfield Ludlowe
- SAMANTHA PIERCE, Sr. C/1B/OF, Valley Regional
- MADDY STEPSKI, Sr. C, Stonington
- SAM SULLIVAN, Sr. P/1B, Southington
- MADISON WALTKE, Soph. SS, Norwich Free Academy