Hot-hitting Minisink Valley shortstop MacKenzie Wise to play at Dominican

Minisink Valley coach Bruce Guyette uses a little bit of psychology when talking to his players about their approach in the batter’s box.

“Coach Guyette always tells us to go in with an empty mind and a full bat,” Minisink Valley senior shortstop MacKenzie Wise.

Wise’s bat has been more than full this season. It’s been loaded: She’s hitting .411 (7-for-17), including a 2-for-3 performance in a 2-1 win over Newburgh on Thursday. Batting average aside, Wise has something else to be excited about: She has verbally committed to play at Division II Dominican College in Rockland County next year on a partial athletic scholarship.

“It’s definitely a blessing,” said Wise, a three-year starter for Minisink Valley. “It’s exciting to be one of those kids who get to play in college. It’s a great opportunity.”

Wise will sign her national letter of intent next week at Minisink Valley. Dominican is 13-20 this year, including 11-8 in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. Wise said she will play somewhere in the infield for Dominican.

As for her hot start, Wise said: “It’s just confidence. I approach every at-bat thinking about past successes. You don’t want to go in there and overthink anything.”

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