(Newburyport) I hoped to take in/write about the Newburyport/Triton softball game this afternoon but was misguided by the online edition of the Newburyport Daily News to Byfield rather than Cashman Park.
I did end up seeing almost all of the game and watched Newburyport (4-2) prevail, 2-1, in a Cape Ann League contest on Wednesday afternoon that was undecided until Beth Castantini, playing first, latched onto a last-out popup in the top of the 7th.
Beth at first base was a bit of a novelty by her account. “I haven’t played there since, like, seventh grade,” I overheard her say during between-innings practice after she had taken over first. She did fine there. She handled a low throw from Maddie Stanton (3B) and later took in the final out.
Before that final out, the Vikings (2-5) had runners on second and third and were in excellent position to tie or even go ahead, but it didn’t happen.
A long triple by Rachel Webster set up Newburyport’s winning run in the 4th.
Cori Simons scored Triton’s only run in the 6th.
(I take my own pictures and collect my own stats……as best I can.)