Boyd pitched shutouts in both games of Tuesday’s doubleheader as Molloy swept St. Francis Prep to win the CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens softball championship. The title is Molloy’s second in three years.
The senior’s first performance was a masterpiece, five innings of no-hit ball as the Stanners rolled to a mercy-rule victory, 12-0.
Boyd then had to do some finagling to get coach Maureen Rosenbaum to give her the ball for the second game.
“I had to a do a little begging,” Boyd said. “I told her, ‘I want this. I got this, coach.’”
Boyd got the game ball, and proceeded to toss eight more scoreless innings as the Stanners beat the Terriers 1-0 in extra innings.
With a scoreless tie in the eighth inning, tiebreaker rules automatically placed, Molloy’s Julianne Keyes on second to start the inning. Sheri Florio bunted Keyes to third, and Maria Palmeri, who would’ve pitched game two had Boyd not been able to, smacked a 2-0 pitch to the center-field wall to give Molloy the lead.
Boyd then pitched a scoreless bottom frame to secure the victory.
With the win, Molloy (16-0) advances to the Varsity semifinals, which begin on May 26 at St. Dominics on Long Island.