We chronicled the success of the team last year as well as detailing the outstanding personal performance of Scarsella, who earned all-state honors. That season was marred by losing to the Redwood Giants in the Marin County Athletic League finals, followed by a heart-breaking loss to Bishop O’Dowd in the finals of the North Coast Section Division 3 finals, despite the no-hitter pitched by Scarsella.
Fast forward one year and it’s the same tune, second verse. Tam faced Redwood again in the MCAL finals and fell short as Redwood’s 11 seniors finished their high school career with league titles in all four years.
Tam’s foray into North Coast Section playoffs had a familiar ring as well. In the second round, they faced MCAL rival Terra Linda. After the regulation 7 innings, Scarsella had a no-hitter, but the game was tied. After 8 innings, Scarsella still had allowed no hits. Terra Linda finally managed a hit in the ninth that led to the winning run.
The country and western lyric goes, “If it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all.” You could forgive Scarsella if she adopted it as her theme song.
She earned first team all-MCAL honors, a fitting follow-up to her sophomore year, when she was named the MCAL Pitcher of the Year.