The team includes, from left, first row, Emilee Hanlon, Elizabeth Nicometo, Mia Ciccarella, Rachel Marsden and coach Larry Colucci. Second row: coach Bob Kelly, Anilese Kelly, Courtney Chiappone of Hamburg, Cami Duggan of Hamburg, Erin Colucci, Alyssa Coons, Kayla Raymond and coach Brian Coons.
The New Era Diamond Girls 12-and-under Colucci travel softball team has had a busy and successful past two weeks, winning both the Evans Memorial Classic and the Rochester Lady Lions Eastern National Qualifier Invitational in Perry.
The Lady Lions Tournament featured teams from across New York, Pennsylvania and Canada. The Diamond Girls defeated the Lady Rebels from Elmira in extra innings in the final. Up 2-0 early in the game, New Era would find themselves down 5-2 in the bottom of the seventh, but would tie the game 5-5 at the end of regulation.
In extra innings, New Era brought in the winning run and secured its third championship of the season. The Diamond Girls are now 18-0 for the season.