By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI
LYNNFIELD — Lynnfield High softball head coach Peter Marinelli gave three players awards at the team’s recent end of the season banquet.
The Most Improved Player Award went to Catie Kampersal as the sophomore outfielder hit .262 with 12 runs batted in.
The two Unsung Heroine Awards went to sophomores Ava Gamache and Sophia Brown. Gamache, an outfielder and third baseman, made the CAL First-Team All-Stars this year as she hit .351 with 14 runs batted leading the team in both categories.
Brown, a pitcher, led the team in wins in the circle including a playoff victory over Boston English.
Lynnfield lost to host Wahconah Regional, 11-0, out in Dalton in the MIAA Division 4 Round of 32 game on June 6 to end the year at 7-15.
The Pioneers finished 3-10 in the Cape Ann League as they came in fifth place in the CAL Kinney Division.
“With four freshmen and three sophomores we played very young this year,” pointed out Marinelli. “We came along as the season went and lessened our mistakes.”
The Pioneers will lose two seniors to graduation: Ella Cammarata (outfielder) and captain Maddie Condon (catcher- first base). Both seniors hit .250.
“I thank them for their efforts and hard work,” said Marinelli, who just completed his 11th-year at the helm. “They are good kids and I wish them luck in college.”
Next spring, the Pioneers are slated to return 13 veterans which is among the highest in the CAL.
“I am looking forward to next year,” said Marinelli. “If they can continue to improve like they did this season we will be in good shape.”