The senior right-hander enjoyed quite a week, pitching St. Francis Prep to the CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens championship and holding her own in the CHSAA state semifinal against St. John the Baptist, albeit in a 4-1 loss.
It began last Thursday when the Dowling College-bound senior pitched the Terriers past Archbishop Molloy in the second game of the series, striking out two and walking two. She also scored two runs. In the third game, her three-run homer erased a three-run deficit and ignited St. Francis to the championship-clinching 7-6 victory.
On Tuesday, against St. John the Baptist’s record-setting junior hurler Olivia Galata, who threw five no-hitters and two perfect games this year, she more than held her own in the circle. Hofmann allowed just four runs, two earned, and struck out eight. The Cougars went on to win the state championship.
Hofmann, who won a Brooklyn/Queens title as a sophomore, was disappointed with the state tournament result, but was content with her season, especially the series win over Molloy.
“I feel like that was the ultimate goal,” she said.