"She was a bad hop away from pitching three consecutive shutouts in the playoffs," D'Amboise said of Sagnelli, who scattered four hits. "She's on a run right now, which is fortunate for us. She's on top of her game."
Shen advanced to Tuesday's regional final against Section III champion Liverpool, while Colonie looked forward to a 2008 season in which it returns its entire starting lineup.
"I'm hoping that (the momentum from the playoff run) carries over to next year," said Robilotti. "For having such a young team this year, which I never made excuses for I hope the experience is something they can bring to the table next year. They know what to expect now, and they know they can't give up leads.""