LBHS Junior Among LI’s Top Softball Players

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Long Beach High School junior Tonianne Larson has made Newsday’s All-Long Island second team in softball. The first and second teams are comprised of students who represent the top 35 softball players from both public and private schools across Long Island.

Athletes are voted for by the publication’s high school sportswriters and must be distinguished as All-County in their respective counties as a preliminary to being considered for All Long Island.
Tonianne has played on Long Beach High School’s varsity softball team for four years, starting in the eighth grade. She has served as the starting pitcher the last two seasons, during which she also earned All-County status.

This year, Tonianne was the school team’s co-captain and co-MVP. She won nine games in the top AA Softball Conference, had 155 strikeouts in only 103 innings and pitched two consecutive games where she struck out 35 batters in 15 innings. In the first game, she tied a school record by striking out 17 batters in a seven-inning game. Her success advanced in the next game, when she set one school record by striking out 18 batters in eight innings and another for the collective 35 strikeouts in two games.

In addition to her triumphs on the field, Tonianne is a member of the National Honor Society and has recently committed to attending Molloy College to play softball, earning both academic and athletic scholarships.