(Jackie Whelan of Lynnfield also made the CAL 2014 All-League team.)
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2014 Cape Ann League All-League softball team (pictures)
Filed under Amesbury, Cape Ann League, Ipswich, Lynnfield, Masconomet, Newburyport, North Reading, Pentucket, Rockport, Triton
Triton softball takes 2nd straight with 13-1 win over Ipswich
(Byfield MA) That’s two straight for the Triton softball team.
The Vikings (2-8) defeated winless Ipswich, 13-1, on a windy, cold Monday afternoon of Cape Ann League softball.
The game ended in the fifth inning when Taylor Johnson slid across after a wild pitch to kick in the 12-run mercy rule.
Mara Spears, coming off a 3-hitter in the Vikings, 2-0, win at Saugus on Friday, tossed another 3-hitter against the visiting Tigers. Mara walked only one Tiger and the Triton defense was flawless behind her.
Ipswich put the three hits together in the second inning and got their only run as Amy Neenan drove in teammate Carolyn Lynch with a single.
The Vikings took full advantage of Ipswich walks, wild pitches, and errors through the first three innings to take a commanding, 9-1, lead.
In the final inning plus, Triton rapped six hits to collect four more runs.
The Vikings sent nine batters to the plate in three of the 4+ innings they batted.
Christine Ciccone paced Triton with two RBI both on walks. Lily Anderson, Rylee Culverwell, Casey Ross, and Mara Spears had one RBI each.
The top three in the Vikings’ batting order (Rylee Culverwell, Casey Ross, Mara Spears) each scored three runs. Mara had as many hits (three) as she gave Ipswich.
IHS starter sophomore Abby Sadoway issued nine walks in three innings of work. Five of the nine runners that scored did so on wild pitches.
Freshman Katie Lynch started the fourth and yielded four runs on six hits.
Ipswich (0-5) has allowed 83 runs through five games with the large number of free passes hurting the Tigers. IHS coach Jim Hounam (coached Triton for 20+ years) will look to turn things around tomorrow when Ipswich hosts Georgetown.
Triton has turned its season around after starting with eight straight losses under first-year coach Michele Brewer. In the string of losses, the Vikings were on the wrong end of three one-run games.
In the 2-0 win over Saugus, Rylee Culverwell had a home run.
Triton will be at Lynnfield tomorrow (Tuesday).
Carolyn Lynch (Ipswich) and Mara Spears (Triton) were Cape Ann League All-League selections in 2013. Jill Lombard (Ipswich) was a CAL All-Star.
Sophomore Rylee Culverwell looks like a natural at shortstop. She played 3B last year.
Triton catcher Julia Hartman walked all four times she batted.
Weather? Any time you come to Triton there will be wind. If you ever come there when it is cloudy you can expect it to be colder than you planned.
Triton used to only have a fence in right field. It is now extended around the entire outfield. There was no way a ball could ever be hit over that fence the way the wind was blowing in from left field this afternoon.
(All of the pictures above and below will enlarge considerably if you click on them.)
Filed under Cape Ann League, Ipswich, Triton
Ipswich clutch hitting sinks Triton 6-2 in softball
(Byfield) One team had runners in scoring position with two outs in three different innings and came away with six runs.
The other team had the bases loaded with one out in three different innings and came away with one run.
Therein lies the key data in the Ipswich Tigers, 6-2, win over the Triton Vikings on Monday morning/afternoon in non-league Cape Ann League softball action.
The Tigers (1-1) collected four of their runs in the last two innings to break away from a 2-2 tie after four innings.
If Ipswich coach Doug Woodworth was handing out a game ball to the top performer afterwards …….good luck! A number of players were deserving for sure.
My choice, after studying the stat sheet, goes to sophomore Molly Mello just for her heroics in the seventh inning.
At the bat in the seventh, it was Molly dropping a bloop single into left that brought home teammates Carolyn Lynch and Carly Coughlin with insurance runs five and six.
Maybe even better for Molly, and the Tigers, was what happened in Triton’s last at bats in the seventh. For the third time in the game the Vikings had the bases loaded with one out.
In that game-on-the-line situation, Julia Hartman hit a foul popup up the first baseline that Molly reacted to from her catching position and caught with her back to home plate. Meanwhile, Triton’s Cori Simons (on third base) saw the plate unattended and tried to score. Molly raced back to home and tagged Cori out for the final out.
Senior Sami Brouillette got the win for the Tigers. Sami had control trouble early, giving up three straight walks and a wild pitch in the first inning. The Vikings came away with just one run (Cori Simons) as one runner (Mara Spears) was forced at the plate and shortstop Carolyn Lynch handled an infield grounder for the final out.
Ipswich picked up their first two runs in the third. A bunt single (Meredith Kercher) and a sharp single (Carolyn Lynch) between third and short set the Tigers up in their first 2-on, 2-out situation. Jill Lombard’s blast over Rachel McCarthy’s head in center then delivered the first two Ipswich runs.
Triton tied the score in the fourth inning. Freshman Rylee Culverwell singled, stole second, and scored Mara Spears RBI single to center.
The Tigers picked up a pair of unearned runs in the sixth inning. A one-out error (dropped fly ball by centerfielder Rachel McCarthy) was surrounded by a single (Carly Coughlin) on one side and two-out RBI singles (Jessie Spencer and Kaysee Lemonosky) on the other. Molly Mello and Sydney Law scored the runs for Ipswich.
Molly Mello’s two-out hit in the seventh gave the Tigers the 4-run cushion that stayed that way to the game’s end despite a scary (for Ipswich) bottom of the seventh.
Triton hurt themselves on the bases a couple of times. In the third, base-runner Kelsey Trudel interfered with shortstop Carolyn Lynch with the bases loaded for the final out. In the sixth, pinch-runner Ashley Shute was picked off third by Carolyn Lynch with one out.
Pitcher Mara Spears and first baseman Lily Anderson each had two hits for Triton.
Carolyn Lynch, Jill Lombard, and Molly Mello did the same for Ipswich.
A couple of veteran coaches in action in this one: Doug Woodworth (28th season) and Jim Hounam (27th season.)
Shortstop Carolyn Lynch (2012 CAL All-Star) made a nice final-out, running catch toward the foul line in the sixth inning.
Rightfielder Sydney Law made a tough catch in the Triton sixth.
Next game for Ipswich is at Georgetown at 10AM on Wednesday.
Next game for Triton is at Masconomet on Wednesday at 3:45PM.
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Ipswich notches first win (5-2) over Manchester-Essex in Cape Ann League softball
(Ipswich) The Ipswich Tigers got their elusive first win defeating Manchester-Essex, 5-2, at Bialek Park on a cloudy/windy/cold Monday afternoon in Cape Ann League softball.
The Tigers, now 1-7, were led by the Glaubitz twins (Katie and Rachel). Katie pitched a complete-game six hitter, had two hits and three RBI. Rachel had two hits, scored two runs and drove one in.
Ipswich scored three in the first and added two in the sixth. They had runners on in every inning thanks in part to ME starter Paige Zeval’s eight walks.
The Hornets (3-6) defeated Ipswich, 14-10, on April 6th in the season opener for both teams at Manchester.
ME tallied solo runs in the second and seventh. Base-running miscues killed Hornet scoring chances in the fifth and sixth.
The first four Tigers reached in the first inning and two runs were quickly in. Leadoff batter Carolyn Lynch walked (she did it four times) and reached third on Rachel Glaubitz’ single to right. Rachel took second without a throw. Sister Katie’s fly ball to left caught Mel Tognazzi too deep. Mel charged in (there was some serious wind) for a catch attempt but the ball caromed off her leg out of bounds scoring both runners. Later, Becca Dunlop’s fielder’s choice delivered Katie from third.
The Hornets got a run back in the second. Rachel Gallagher singled up the middle with no outs. A Mel Tognazzi sacrifice bunt followed by Sarah Beckman’s fielder’s choice enabled Rachel to reach third. Sophomore Paige Zeval singled her home from there.
It was a tense/tight 3-1 game until the bottom of the sixth when Ipswich picked up two very-much-needed, insurance runs. Sophomore Carolyn Lynch’s 4th walk started the rally with two outs. Rachel Glaubitz followed with a blast over Hornet centerfielder Coco Bradley’s head. Carolyn scored the Tigers’ 4th run on the play and Rachel reached third on the RBI triple. Her sister singled her home from there with the Tigers’ 5th run.
ME put two runners on with one out in their final at-bat. Third baseman Sami Wideburg then fielded a grounder and touched third. However, her attempt to get the batter (Sam Taylor) at first for a double play resulted in a bad throw and allowed Paige Zeval to cross with the Hornets’ 2nd run. Bailey Graves ended the game with a ground-out to second baseman Becca Dunlop.
In the fifth inning, Bailey Graves was doubled off first after Ipswich shortstop Carolyn Lynch turned Nina Manzo’s line drive into an inning-ending double play. In the sixth inning, Hornets’ Rachel Gallagher doubled with two outs but was thrown out trying to steal third by Tiger catcher Molly Mello.
The Tigers ran into a double play in the third. Pitcher Paige Zeval snared Becca Dunlop’s hot liner and doubled Katie Glaubitz off of 3rd to end that inning.
Former Ipswich slugger Liz Glavin (Wentworth freshman) was on hand to cheer on the Tigers.
Paige Zeval allowed only six hits.
Katie Glaubitz struck out five and walked only one batter.
Nat Caponigro had a pinch hit single in the seventh for ME.
Rachel Gallagher led ME with two hits.
The National Anthem was played before the game started.
Next game for the Hornets is Wednesday at home versus Lynnfield.
Ipswich travels for a makeup game in Tyngsboro against Notre Dame in non-league action tomorrow.
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Filed under Ipswich, Manchester-Essex
Newburyport Downs Ipswich 7-0 to Win 14th
(Newburyport) The Newburyport Clippers (14-3) are on a big-time roll.
On the last regular-season home game, the Clippers defeated Ipswich, 7-0, on surprisingly warm (for spring 2011) Tuesday afternoon at Cashman Park.
The red-hot Clippers have won eleven of their last twelve games and now get to play Amesbury (Wednesday at Amesbury) and sort out which of them is the best team in Division 2 in the Cape Ann League. Amesbury won the first meeting, 10-9, at Cashman Park.
The loss eliminated Ipswich (7-11) from any chance of making the post-season. In this one the Tigers did themselves in early in the field and didn’t have the hitting against Beth Castantini (four hitter with eight K’s) to recover as the innings went by.
A key piece of strategy kept Tiger Liz Glavin (CAL’s most dangerous hitter?) from hurting the Clippers. In the first and third innings Newburyport intentionally walked Liz even though there already were runners on. The batters after Liz (Sam Wideberg and Rachel Glaubitz) couldn’t deliver.
In the fifth, the Tigers had runners on first and second when it was Liz’s turn. Newburyport, with a 5-0 lead, opted not to walk her. This strategy also worked as Liz hit a hard grounder to third that Maddy Stanton fielded and stepped on third to retire the side.
Liz will be continuing her softball at Wentworth Institute in 2012.
The opportunistic Clippers took full advantage of some low-light film defense by the Tigers in the first. Newburyport gathered four runs on just two hits (Maddy Stanton & Ashley Casellini). Ipswich committed three errors and had two wild pitches. It wasn’t pretty stuff if you watching from the Ipswich sidelines.
Pitcher Katie Glaubitz (allowed five hits in five innings) fielded a one-hopper hit by second batter Lea Tomasz and went for the force-out at second. Good idea except neither second baseman Becca Dunlop nor shortstop Carolyn Lynch covered second. Katie’s throw went into centerfield.
Before the inning ended, catcher Liz Glavin had a bad throw to second and Carolyn Lynch had bobbled a grounder.
Ashley Casellini drove in the only earned run of the first with a single to center.
Newburyport added a single run in the second as Cassie Davis tripled (to center) to drive in Maddy Stanton.
In the fifth, Cassie Davis put herself into a rundown past first and Lea Tomasz (who had singled) slipped home from third for Newburyport’s sixth run.
Lea Tomasz’s single in the sixth inning drove in Rachel Webster with the Clippers’ seventh, and final, run.
Ipswich killed a developing big inning in the 6th when Clipper left fielder Lea Tomasz threw out Rachel Glaubitz at third on a Carolyn Lynch single.
There were balloons attached to the Newburyport bench for their six seniors: Cassie Davis, Taylor Summit, Shannon Brunault, Rachel Webster, Eleni Kacher, and Corrie Benton.
Jill Lombard recorded the Tigers first hit (infield grounder) with two out in the 5th.
Lea Tomasz had two hits, scored two runs, and had an RBI to pace Newburyport’s hitters.
(I collect my own stats and take my own pictures. Any mistakes are unintentional.)
Filed under Ipswich, Newburyport