Monthly Archives: June 2014

St. Mary’s defeats Amesbury 8-5 to take Division 3 North softball title

St. Marys (2014 D3 North champs)

St. Marys (2014 D3 North champs)

Coach Chris Perry accepts the runner-up trophy for Amesbury

Coach Chris Perry accepts the runner-up trophy for Amesbury

(Lowell MA) On Saturday, Amesbury fell behind by two runs in the first inning and came back to defeat Lowell Catholic, 3-2, in the D3 North semifinals.

On Sunday, that fall-behind-thing didn’t work so well as the Indians trailed St. Mary’s (Lynn), 7-0, after two innings and ended up losing the Division 3 North title game, 8-5, to the Crusaders at Martin Field.

St. Mary’s moves on to the state semifinal game versus Greater New Bedford (South winner) on Wednesday night (5PM) back at Martin Field in Lowell.

Spartans start to celebrate

Spartans start to celebrate

The Spartans (17-7) won state titles in 2009 & 2010.  Last year they lost in the finals to Assabet Valley.  The most remarkable thing to me about past performance was that St. Mary’s has been in the D3 North finals for NINE straight years.  If experience means anything in big games they have it.

Amesbury (17-7), despite being down big early, never quit and put runners on base in the innings that followed and left the bases loaded in the fourth (after getting two runs) and in the seventh (after getting one run).

St. Mary’s picked up an insurance run in the sixth inning when Cassi LaFauci’s two-out double scored Alexis Mango with the Spartans eighth run.

That run loomed large in the Amesbury seventh after reliever Mia Nowicki walked in the Indians fifth run with two outs and had to face the Cape Ann League’s MVP Amanda Schell.  Mia escaped by getting Amanda to ground out to second baseman Jen Mucciarone to end the game.

Mia Nowicki

Mia Nowicki

St. Mary’s totaled ten hits but had five of them in their seven-run second inning.  Amesbury had three errors in the game and unfortunately, for them, all three came in the second inning.

In that second inning, the Spartans loaded the bases with two hits and a walk with one out.  Pitcher Rachel Cyr then bobbled Jess Martinello’s grounder and Vanessa VanBuskirk scored.  With two outs and the bases still loaded, another grounder and this time the throw home was over catcher Amanda Schell’s head and two runs scored.  Later a single (Molly Doyle) to center went through CF Sam Stone allowing yet another tainted run.  All seven runs were unearned.

Amesbury began the long road back with two runs in the third and two more in the fourth.

Autumn Kligerman and Rachel Cyr picked up RBI in the third.

collision course

collision course

Jordan D’Orsi started the fourth inning for St. Mary’s.  Consecutive doubles (Zoe Fitzgerald & Lauren Fedorchak) produced a run and after a walk Mia Nowicki came on in relief.  Mia hit the first batter (Amanda Schell) she faced and walked the next batter (Alexis Boswell) forcing in a run.  Here was a key point in this game: bases loaded with one out and Amesbury within three runs.  Mia, however, came up big for the Spartans registering a strikeout and a popout to escape further damage.

Mia Nowicki fanned seven Indians in her 3 2/3 innings of work.  The freshman has plenty of speed and a devastating changeup.

Michaela Hamill pitched three innings for St. Mary’s giving up two runs on five hits.

Third baseman Autumn Kligerman and second baseman Lauren Fedorchak had terrific catches on infield popups.

Alexis Mango

Alexis Mango

Alex Fisher, Alexis Mango, and Mollie Mello each had two hits for St. Mary’s.

Lauren Fedorchak had two hits, scored a run, and had an RBI for Amesbury.

St. Mary’s won an April 22nd game versus Amesbury, 4-1, at Amesbury.  Vanessa Van Buskirk had three RBI in that one.

Weather?  Sunny/Cloudy with an off-and-on breeze.

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Sam Stone tries to get back to third

Sam Stone tries to get back to third

Alex Fisher heads for home

Alex Fisher heads for home

Maddie Napoli (25) and Sam Stone (13) chase the same popup

Maddie Napoli (25) and Sam Stone (13) chase the same popup

Autumn Kligerman takes a cut

Autumn Kligerman takes a cut

Meg Aponas slides back into third as Mollie Mello takes the throw

Meg Aponas slides back into third as Mollie Mello takes the throw

Rachel Cyr

Rachel Cyr

Second baseman Jen Mucciarone gets an assist on the final out of the game

Second baseman Jen Mucciarone gets an assist on the final out of the game

Vanessa VanBuskirk

Vanessa VanBuskirk

Zoe Fitzgerald flips to first

Zoe Fitzgerald flips to first

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Lowell Catholic defeats Georgetown 9-4 to gain D4 North title

Lowell Catholic (2014 Division 4 North champs)

Lowell Catholic (2014 Division 4 North champs)

runnerup Georgetown Royals

runnerup Georgetown Royals

(Lowell MA) Lowell Catholic looks ready for a run at a second straight Division 4 state baseball title.

The Crusaders (21-2) defeated Georgetown, 9-4,  at very warm LeLacheur Park on Saturday afternoon to get the D4 North crown and position themselves two wins away from a second championship.

Lowell Catholic was able to bunch hits/runs together in two innings and they were flawless in the field.

Georgetown (15-8), on the other hand, had eight hits but lost runners on the bases and had a deadly two-out drop of a foul popup.  That drop (pitcher Alex Bornholdt) extended a 1-run fifth inning into what became a 4-run inning.

The Crusaders picked up five runs in the 4th and the Royals answered with four of their own.  LC added four more in their half of the fifth and that 9-4 spread held up the rest of the way.

Kyle Rafferty

Kyle Rafferty

Tom Cahalane

Tom Cahalane

The team from the Cape Ann League had numerous scoring opportunities but on this day the Crusaders’ pitching combo of Tom Cahalane (4 1/3) and Kyle Rafferty (2 1/3) prevailed.

Jesse Caisse led Lowell Catholic with two hits and three RBI.

Lowell Catholic had played the day before and it looked like it in the early going.  Royals’ starter Pat Slack retired the first ten batters he faced.  However, Pat never got another out as LC put six hits and a walk together for five runs and Alex Bornholdt came on for G’Town in relief and quieted LC.

The Royals came right back in the top of the fifth inning.  They loaded the bases with no outs and had RBI by Mike Goddu and Pat Slack.  Then they loaded the bases a second time and out went starter Tom Cahalane and in came Kyle Rafferty.  Georgetown added two more runs (RBI by Colby Ingraham and Kyle Nelson) before that 5th was done.

Jesse Caisse looks to tag Colby Ingraham

Jesse Caisse looks to tag Colby Ingraham

But LC still had the lead, 5-4, going into their half of the fifth.  The Crusaders loaded the bases with two outs on two walks and a single.  Brandon Bursey (2 hits/2 RBI) then singled sharply to left putting LC up by two.  This was where the Royals had a great chance to get out of the inning with one-run damage but Jesse Caisse’s foul popup was dropped.  Given another chance, the LC junior singled, bringing home two teammates.  James Sullivan would later force in the 9th Lowell Catholic run with a walk.

Georgetown had two runners aboard in the sixth but an infield single (Pat Slack) turned into the final out as pinch runner Gus Savage was picked off second.

The Royals put two more players on base in the seventh but Kyle Rafferty struck out pinch hitter Nick Correnti and got Chris Chiklakis to fly out.

Ben Noelk in a rundown

Ben Noelk in a rundown

In the first inning, Ben Noelk was caught in a rundown.  In the same inning, Colby Ingraham was picked off second.

Nick Cervizzi had 3 hits, 2 RBI, and scored 2 runs for Lowell Catholic.

The game started nearly thirty minutes late because of the lengthy (controversial?) first game between Methuen and Chelmsford.

Kevin Terban dives

Kevin Terban dives

Weather?  Hotter than I like it.  There are very few places at LeLacheur Park (home of the Lowell Spinners) where you could find shade.  I’m betting more than a few sunburns were acquired.

Kyle Nelson, Ben Noelk, and Dan Manning each had two hits for Georgetown.

Shortstop Colby Ingraham made a next-level play on a grounder up the middle showing good range and good arm.

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Ben Noelk (2 hits)

Ben Noelk (2 hits)

Aaron Crandall rounds third

Aaron Crandall rounds third

Brandon Bursey (2 hits and 2 rbi)

Brandon Bursey (2 hits and 2 rbi)

Georgetown hit drops in

Georgetown hit drops in

Nick Cervizzi flips to pitcher Kyle Rafferty

Nick Cervizzi flips to pitcher Kyle Rafferty

LC starts to celebrate

LC starts to celebrate

James Sullivan

James Sullivan

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Gloucester holds off North Andover 2-0 to gain D2 North finals

Jordan Pallazola scores an insurance run for Gloucester in the sixth inning

Jordan Pallazola scores an insurance run for Gloucester in the sixth inning

Reliever Pete Clark struck out Brendan Parisotto to end the game

Reliever Pete Clark struck out Brendan Parisotto to end the game

(Lynn MA) Gloucester took a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the seventh, and survived a bases-loaded situation, to win a Division 2 North semifinals battle with North Andover on Friday afternoon.

The triumph by the Fishermen (20-2) sends them to the D2 North finals against Masconomet tomorrow (4PM) at Lelacheur Field in Lowell.

Senior Conor Harris picked up the win with one-batter relief help from Pete Clark.

The #1 seed Fishermen seemed to be in pretty good shape heading into the final inning the way starter Conor Harris was going.  Gloucester had two runs and the GHS senior had given up only one hit through six innings.

But after one out in the seventh the Knights made things very interesting.  Matt Iannone and Stephen Borzi singled before Conor Harris struck out pinch hitter Marc Patnaude to get the second out.  Pinch hitter Christoffer Keane then walked to load the bases.  At this point, Gloucester coach Bryan Lafata brought in Pete Clark (MVP Northeastern Conference) to face Brendan Parisotto.  Pete got the strikeout to seal the deal for Gloucester.

Stephen Borzi flips to shortstop Matt Varoutsos

Stephen Borzi flips to shortstop Matt Varoutsos

The Fishermen’s first run came in the second inning and was unearned.  After Drew Shairs singled, a routine grounder to second baseman Stephen Borzi did not result in an out.  Stephen tried to tag the baserunner (Drew Shairs) and missed and then threw late to first.  Another grounder was hit Stephen Borzi’s way and this time he clicked with shortstop Matt Varoutsos on a force-out at second.  The error part was Matt’s low throw to first baseman Collin Couillard that allowed Drew Shairs to cross with the first Gloucester run.

The NEC champs added insurance in the sixth inning.  Jordan Pallazola beat out a slow roller to third and reached second on a fielder’s choice with two outs.  Junior Bart Margiotta singled Jordan home.

Evan Glew allowed one earned run

Evan Glew allowed one earned run

Junior Evan Glew took the loss for North Andover (Merrimack Valley Conference) but gave up only one earned run and struck out five.

The Knights (12-11) were limited to three hits by Gloucester pitching.  NA did have a runner in scoring position (Brendan Parisotto) in the third with two outs but Matt Varoutsos popped out to first to end the inning.  In the fifth, the #12 seed had two on with one out but GHS starter Conor Harris struck out Austin Flinn and got a fly out from Brendan Parisotto to maintain the shutout.

Plenty of credit goes to the North Andover team for the recovery they made after being 5-9 at one point in the 2014 season.  The Knights won seven of their last eight to reach the tournament and then upset two higher seeds (Winchester and Reading) to reach the D2 North semifinals.

Gloucester dominated the NEC (13-1) this season.  They are in the MIAA tourney for the 11th straight season.  The Fishermen defeated Belmont, 3-2, to reach the semifinals.

Jordan Pallazola was caught stealing on a fine throw to second by NA catcher Chris Bosco to shortstop Matt Varoutsos in the fourth inning

Ball gets away from NA first baseman Collin Couillard as Eric Chalmers touches first

Ball gets away from NA first baseman Collin Couillard as Eric Chalmers touches first

Gloucester got a fortunate bounce in the fifth inning.  With two NA runners on, catcher Jordan Pallazola tried to pick Brian Varoutsos off first.  Jordan’s throw hit the baserunner diving back in and bounced directly into first baseman Drew Shairs hands.  If that ball gets by, the NA runner on second might have scored.

Matt Iannone was hit twice by Gloucester pitcher Conor Harris.

Knights’ leftfielder Austin Flinn dove for freshman Eric Chalmers short fly and ended up needing medical attention.

A 2PM start on a school-day Friday drew a close-friends-and-family sized crowd.  I suspect that both Masco and Gloucester will have many on hand for tomorrow’s Saturday afternoon matchup at Lalacheur Field.

Weather?  Couldn’t have been better.

Fraser Field now has turf in the infield and from dugout to dugout in front the backstop.  I like it.

Gloucester box

North Andover box

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Conor Harris allowed three hits

Conor Harris allowed three hits

Austin Flinn needs medical attention

Austin Flinn needs medical attention

final strike

final strike

Drew Shairs scores the first Gloucester run

Drew Shairs scores the first Gloucester run

Stephen Borzi tries to tag Drew Shairs

Stephen Borzi tries to tag Drew Shairs

Jordan Pallazola flips his mask before making a catch

Jordan Pallazola flips his mask before making a catch

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Pitcher/Hitter Rachel Cyr leads Amesbury past Notre Dame Academy 11-2 in D3 North quarterfinals

Rachel Cyr had nine strikeouts, four hits, and three RBI for Amesbury

Rachel Cyr had nine strikeouts, four hits, and three RBI for Amesbury

Alexis Boswell scored three runs and drove in two runs

Alexis Boswell scored three runs and drove in two runs

(Amesbury MA) Rachel Cyr struck out nine and drove in three runs leading Amesbury past Notre Dame Academy (Tyngsboro) 11-2 in the Division 3 North quarterfinals on Tuesday afternoon.

Next opponent for the Indians (16-6) will be Lowell Catholic on Thursday night (6:45PM) at Martin Field in Lowell.

This was a 2-2 game after 3 1/2 innings but Amesbury put up a six-spot in the fourth and the team from the Commonwealth Athletic Conference never recovered.

Rachel Cyr was extremely effective.  The AHS senior threw strikes (no walks) and K’d nine of the Lancers.  She also retired the last seven batters she faced to thwart any comeback plans NDA may have had.

The Indians jumped off to a 2-0 lead with single runs in the second and third.  Rachel had a part in both runs.  In the second, she singled to deep short and her pinchrunner (Liv Stolworthy) came in on Zoe Fitzgerald’s single to short left.  In the third, after teammates Alexis Boswell and Autumn Kligerman reached, Rachel had an RBI single up the middle.

Kendall Liggett slides across with the first NDA run

Kendall Liggett slides across with the first NDA run

The Lancers (12-11) rallied back to tie the score in the fourth inning.  After Kendall Liggett singled, Regan Szekely doubled hard down the first baseline scoring Kendall.  Breanna Richard ran for Regan.  Tara Kelleher followed with a grounder that got between AHS first baseman Zoe Fitzgerald and second baseman Lauren Fedorchak allowing Breanna Richard to hustle home with the second NDA run.

Amesbury gained separation in their half of the fourth inning.  The Indians put seven hits together to collect six runs in an inning extended by a 2-out drop by centerfielder Mary Grace Handy.  Amesbury sent ten batters to the plate.

trouble in the outfield

trouble in the outfield

In the sixth inning the Indians added three runs.  Rachel Cyr had her third RBI and teammate Alexis Boswell scored her third run of the game.  This inning was also extended for Amesbury by another drop in centerfield.

Clare Handy paced NDA with two hits.

For Amesbury, Rachel Cyr had four hits while Alexis Boswell had three hits.  Alexis also had two RBI.

NDA rightfielder Loren Sullivan made a nice running catch in the third inning.

Alexis Boswell chased Regan Szekely’s double into some Wrigley Field vegetation in foul territory in the NDA fourth inning.

Second baseman Lauren Fedorchak made a terrific running catch in foul territory of a popup in the third inning.

Amanda Schell

Amanda Schell

Meg Aponas and Amanda Schell hit long foul balls to left.

Last home game for Rachel Cyr, Alexis Boswell, Lucy Scholz, and Amanda Schell.

NDA was 13-7 last season.

The Lancers had two close games with Rockport this season.

Amesbury and St. Mary’s of Lynn are just a win away from facing each other in the D3 North finals.  The Spartans defeated the Indians 4-1 in a game this season at Amesbury.

Amesbury box

Notre Dame Academy box

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Deanna Desmond ready to tag out Meg Aponas

Deanna Desmond ready to tag out Meg Aponas

Alexis Boswell tracks down a double

Alexis Boswell tracks down a double

close play

close play

Regan Szekely

Regan Szekely

shortstop Kaycie Pereira

shortstop Kaycie Pereira

Lauren Fedorchak runs down a foul popup

Lauren Fedorchak runs down a foul popup

Allie Wilson

Allie Wilson

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Pentucket’s Ryan Kuchar 2-hits Lynnfield in 3-1 Division 3 North quarterfinals win

Ryan Kuchar and Bobby Barry celebrate the win over Lynnfield

Ryan Kuchar and Bobby Barry celebrate the win over Lynnfield

Ryan Kuchar pitched a 2-hit, complete game for the Sachems

Ryan Kuchar pitched a 2-hit, complete game for the Sachems

(Lynnfield MA) Ryan Kuchar pitched a complete game, 2-hitter as Pentucket defeated Lynnfield, 3-1, in the Division 3 North quarterfinals on Monday afternoon at sunny Lynnfield.

The Sachems (15-8) now move to the semifinals on Wednesday afternoon (4PM) at Fraser Field (Lynn) against another Cape Ann League opponent, Hamilton-Wenham.  Pentucket and HW split 2-1 games during the regular season.

Both Lynnfield hits (Greg Basilesco and Nick Pascucci) were in the third inning when the Pioneers (15-7) picked up their run.

Pentucket ended up with seven hits and had runners in scoring position in the first, second, and fourth innings but Lynnfield pitcher Dave Johnson escaped each time.

The escaping ended in the 5th and 6th innings as the Sachems collected two tarnished runs in one inning and an untarnished insurance run in the other inning.

Ryan Kuchar was the big story as he kept Lynnfield from getting anything going on offense except in the third inning.

Greg Basilesco scored for Lynnfield

Greg Basilesco scored for Lynnfield

In that third inning, Greg Basilesco singled to right and reached third base after two straight fielders’ choices.  Nick Pascucci’s bloop single to short center earned him the RBI.

Down 1-0, Pentucket had a great chance in the fourth inning.  John Sirois’ single was followed by a Greg Basilesco (3B) error on a grounder.  A fielder’s choice moved the runners to second and third with one out.  But pitcher Dave Johnson retired Bobby Hallowell and Kiernan Haley and the Pioneers still had their 1-0 lead.

The top of the fifth turned out to be the game-decider.  Pat Beaton led off with a double to left.  It is not usually a good idea to try for third when a grounder is hit to the shortstop………but Pat tried it and got away with it because third baseman Greg Basilesco dropped the throw from shortstop Jordan Roper.  Lynnfield then tried to turn two on DJ Englke’s grounder to third but could only get the force at second.  Pat Beaton scored on the play to tie the game.  Still only one out.  Ryan Kuchar singled getting DJ to second.  The Sachems then pulled a double steal on a pitch in the dirt that catcher Traverse Briana had no chance to do anything with.  The next play will be a bad memory for the Lynnfield faithful for a long time.  John Sirois hit a grounder to short with two outs.  From where I was standing, shortstop Jordan Roper didn’t handle the ball cleanly, and then threw high to first.  It looked as if first baseman Spencer Balian came off the base reaching up for the throw and that was why John Sirois was safe.  Not so according to the infield umpire.  I heard him tell LHS coach John O’Brien that the runner had beaten the throw anyhow.  The play was huge because if John is out the inning is over.  If he’s safe, which was the ruling, the Sachems have a second run.

Bobby Hallowell in with the third Pentucket run

Bobby Hallowell in with the third Pentucket run

Nothing controversial about the Sachems third run.  Bobby Hallowell tripled to right in the sixth inning and was driven home by Pat Beaton’s two-out bouncer up the middle.

Lynnfield had some two-out excitement in the seventh when Spencer Balian reached on a bad-bounce error by third baseman Bobby Barry.  Greg Basilesco next hit a grounder at shortstop Pat Beaton that also took a bad bounce but the PHS shortstop reacted quickly and got an assist on the final out of the game.

Weather?  When you can have sun, a little breeze, and no bugs you can’t ask for much more.

Good setting at Lynnfield to watch a game.  They have a gradual hill behind the backstop.

DJ Englke tagged out by catcher Traverse Briana on a failed suicide squeeze attempt

DJ Englke tagged out by catcher Traverse Briana on a failed suicide squeeze attempt

Pentucket made an unsuccessful attempt at a suicide squeeze in the fifth inning.

Ryan Kuchar pitched a no-hitter a month ago against Rockport.

Many of my pictures have construction vehicles in the background.  A number of new playing fields are getting constructed.

North Reading coach Frank Carey was part of the crowd.  His Hornets are still alive in D3 North.

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Ball gets past 3B Greg Basilesco

Ball gets past 3B Greg Basilesco

Ryan Battaglia stretches out on a shot to right

Ryan Battaglia stretches out on a shot to right

Bobby Hallowell tries for third

Bobby Hallowell tries for third

Pat Beaton

Pat Beaton

Shortstop Pat Beaton throws to first for the final out

Shortstop Pat Beaton throws to first for the final out

Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson

Jordan Roper

Jordan Roper

Kiernan Haley handles a grounder

Kiernan Haley handles a grounder

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Amesbury routs Weston 17-1 in D3 North First Round

Weston errors proved very costly against Amesbury

Weston errors proved very costly against Amesbury

Pitcher Rachel Cyr allowed only two hits

Pitcher Rachel Cyr allowed only two hits

(Amesbury MA) Amesbury overwhelmed Weston, 17-1, in Division 3 North first round action Sunday afternoon at Amesbury.

The mercy rule kicked in after the Wildcats batted in the top of the fifth inning.

With the win, Amesbury moves ahead to the quarterfinals on Tuesday afternoon (4PM) hosting Notre Dame of Tyngsboro.

Weston (9-12) rolled up twenty-five runs in their preliminary round victory against New Mission two day ago.  Nothing like that happened today, however, against Rachel Cyr as the AHS senior limited the Wildcats to two hits (Gene Miller) and one unearned run.

Because the game was shortened, the Indians (15-6) had only four innings of at-bats and they made the most of them.  There were seventeen Amesbury hits with everyone in the starting lineup getting at least one.  The only extra base hits were by Lauren Fedorchak (triple) and Amanda Schell (double).

Alexis Boswell caught between Naomi Siverstein (#17) and Marie McMann

Alexis Boswell caught between Naomi Siverstein (#17) and Marie McMann

Anyone at this game asked to explain it won’t be starting with Weston’s lack of hitting or Amesbury’s ability to hit.  They would probably start with the very shaky Weston defense.  The Wildcats committed eight errors, by my count, including four in the first inning when Amesbury put up seven runs.

For some reason, both good defense or bad defense can be contagious.  In this case, the inability to make plays in the field enveloped the visitors from the Dual County League.  And Amesbury just aggravated the situation by putting ball after ball in play for four innings.

What looked like minor damage by Amesbury in the first inning (two runs), due to two fielding miscues (Gene Miller and Katie Valle), became major damage (seven runs) when two more errors (Katie Valle and Naomi Silverstein) followed before the end of the inning.

Amanda Schell steals second base

Amanda Schell steals second base

The Indians added four runs in the second, two in the third, and four more in the fourth.  AHS coach Chris Perry had all of his reserves in action before this one ended.  Sophomore Megan Reid came off the bench to single in the fourth inning.

Amanda Schell and Alexis Boswell led the way for Amesbury with three hits apiece. Lucy Scholz, Zoe Fitzgerald, and Lauren Fedorchak each had two hits for the Indians.

The Wildcats collected their lone run in the fourth inning.  Alison Heilbronner’s bunt was thrown away by 3B Autumn Kligerman allowing Alison to get second.  A wild pitch moved Alison to third and from there she was singled home by Gene Miller.

Weather?  The only concern might have been from a possible sunburn!

Maddie Piccione

Maddie Piccione

Sophomore Maddie Piccione took the loss for Weston.  The less said about the support behind her the better.

Rachel Cyr will be going to Salem State next year to play softball.

Cape Ann League softball Player-of-the-Year (Amanda Schell) will attending Ithaca (NY) to play field hockey for the D3 Bombers next year. I wonder if the softball coach knows about her?

Amesbury had a nice speaker system in place for the game and we heard the National Anthem as well as batter identifications.  The scoreboard was also used.

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Talia Cramer gets treatment

Talia Cramer gets treatment

Lauren Fedorchak tripled in the third inning

Lauren Fedorchak tripled in the third inning

Alison Heilbronner nears home

Alison Heilbronner nears home

Skyla Lynch

Skyla Lynch

Kasie Wrean eyes a popup

Kasie Wrean eyes a popup

Lucy Scholz scored two runs

Lucy Scholz scored two runs

Catcher Amanda Schell settles under the game-ending popup

Catcher Amanda Schell settles under the game-ending popup

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