Marist College Softball hosted the Horsham Banshee’s 12U Red team Oct 6th and 7th in NY on Gartland Field. Marist College, located in Poughkeepsie NY, part of the Hudson Valley, is an NCAA Division I Softball program and part of the MAAC Conference. Marist is coached by Joe Ausanio and assisted by Morgan Earling.
The Banshee team all had specially made “Marist/Banshee” logoed tee shirts made for the day and they presented shirts to the Marist College coaches as a thank you for having them. The weekend started Saturday as the Banshee’s watched Marist defeat Mercy College and Pace University in two scrimmages. After the games, the Marist team and the Banshee’s exchanged hand written letters, gifts and conversation.
Sunday, the Marist team hosted a mini clinic for the Banshee’s and the 12U Dutchess Deb’s from NY. After the clinic the two 12U teams played a double header on the Marist College fields while the Marist College Softball players assisted in the dugouts.
It was a great learning experience for the entire Banshee team. A fun weekend was had by all players and parents.