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Triton defeats Newburyport in eight innings 10-7

Vicki Allman reaches third in the seventh inning after a 2-out, 3-run triple to tie the score.

Vicki Allman reaches third in the seventh inning after a 2-out, 3-run triple to tie the score.

(Newburyport) Triton survived a shaky seventh inning and went on to defeat Newburyport, 10-7, in eight innings on a beautiful Wednesday afternoon along the Merrimack River.

The Vikings (2-4) had a three run lead (7-4) with two outs in the bottom of the seventh but Vicki Allman cleared the bases with a triple to right center tying the score.

Big play in this game?  Triton pitcher Mara Spears threw a wild pitch to the next batter (pinch hitter Ashley Casellini) and Vicki Allman tried to score.  Catcher Julia Hartman retrieved the ball, tossed to Mara covering home, and Vicki was tagged out to end the inning.  If Vicki had scored the game was over.

Mara and Vicki head for the plate.

Mara and Vicki head for the plate.

Mara tags Vicki out to end the seventh inning

Mara tags Vicki out to end the seventh inning

Triton won the game with three runs in the eighth.  Cara Orlandi singled to left leading off. After a force-out by Mara Spears,  Rylee Culverwell, attempting to sacrifice bunt, ended up with a bunt single.  Both runners moved up on catcher Lauren Singer’s passed ball before Kylie Gilroy’s 2-strike single delivered Mara.  On Kylie’s RBI, Rylee ended up on third and Kylie took second on the throw.  A hard hit grounder by Kelsey Trudel with two outs overwhelmed second baseman Molly Stanton allowing two more Triton runs.

That three-run margin stood up nicely as pitcher Mara Spears retired the Clippers in order in the bottom of the eighth.

Cori Simons down with a leg injury

Cori Simons down with a leg injury

The exciting win may have been costly for Triton because Cape Ann League All-Leaguer Cori Simons injured her left leg in the fourth inning.  There was no collision involved, the talented senior was just going back to second after a pitch had been thrown.  Let’s hope/pray it isn’t serious. (I got an update this AM on Cori.  It appears to be strained ligaments.  She will be on crutches and could be back playing in a couple of weeks.)

Carley Siemasko and Vicki Allman pitched for Newburyport while Mara Spears went the distance for Triton.  The trio gave up seventeen runs but only five of the runs were earned, by my figuring.

Mara had six errors by her teammates while the Clippers pitchers had four errors by their teammates.

Newburyport put a single (Lauren Singer), RBI double (Ashley Hodge), and 2-run homer by Lea Tomasz together in the third inning to take a 3-2 lead.  Lea’s home run rolled to the fence in left field.

Kelsey Trudel had three RBI

Kelsey Trudel had three RBI

The fourth inning was a disaster for Newburyport as they gave up five runs.  The bad combination of three walks and two errors (Shelby O’Brien and Vicki Allman) was joined with a 2-run triple by Kelsey Trudel.

Down 7-3, the Clippers got a run back in the sixth.  An error by second baseman Kylie Gilroy extended the inning.  NHS had runners on first and third with one out.  Molly Stanton broke for second and was tagged out while Vicki Allman raced home.

In the bottom of the seventh the Clippers put three on the board to tie but Vicki Allman was tagged out going for the game winner.

Vicki relieved Carley Siemasko (making her first start) in the fourth inning with one out and five runs in.  The hard-throwing junior K’d Brittany Gallant and Rose Gaffin to end the inning.

Vicki cruised through innings 5-7 before the Vikings reached her for three hits in their big 8th.

Mara Spears slides home (safely) as Carley Siemasko waits for throw

Mara Spears slides home (safely) as Carley Siemasko waits for throw

Triton will host Pentucket tomorrow while Newburyport will travel to Pentucket on Friday.  Today Pentucket visited North Reading and gave the Hornets their first loss in Cape Ann League play.

Vicki Allman had three RBI while teammate Lea Tomasz had two RBI.

Vicki also had three hits and struck out six Vikings.

Rylee Culverwell, Cori Simons, Lily Anderson, and Cara Orlandi each had two hits for Triton.  Kelsey Trudel had three RBI for the winners.

Beautiful weather at Cashman Park after an overcast morning.

Newburyport boxscore

Triton boxscore

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Viking caught in a rundown

Viking caught in a rundown

Freshman Rylee Culverwell had two hits and scored three runs

Freshman Rylee Culverwell had two hits and scored three runs

Rylee Culverwell tosses to first to get Shelby OBrien

Rylee Culverwell tosses to first to get Shelby OBrien

Cori Simons

Cori Simons

Kendra Dow

Kendra Dow

Carley Siemasko

Carley Siemasko

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Ipswich clutch hitting sinks Triton 6-2 in softball

Catcher Molly Mello after tagging Cori Simons for the final out.

Catcher Molly Mello after tagging Cori Simons for the final out.

Jill Lombard (#13) hits a 2-run double over the glove of Rachel McCarthy in center in the third.

Jill Lombard (#13) hits a 2-run double over the glove of Rachel McCarthy in center in the third.

(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.

Molly Mello catches a foul pop in the seventh inning

Molly Mello catches a foul pop in the seventh inning

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.

Rylee Culverwell rounds third and heads in with the second Vikings run

Rylee Culverwell rounds third and heads in with the second Vikings run

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.

Ashley Shute picked off third by Kaycee Lemorosky as Triton coach Jim Hounam looks on

Ashley Shute picked off third by Kaycee Lemorosky as Triton coach Jim Hounam looks on

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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Triton boxscore

Triton boxscore

Ipswich boxscore

Ipswich boxscore

Alexa Reilly reaches for a grounder

Alexa Reilly reaches for a grounder

Sydney Law makes a tough catch in right

Sydney Law makes a tough catch in right

IHS coach Doug Woodworth

IHS coach Doug Woodworth

Tigers pitcher Sami Brouillette

Tigers pitcher Sami Brouillette

Jill Lombard and Christine Ciccone

Jill Lombard and Christine Ciccone

Carolyn Lynch

Carolyn Lynch

Rylee Culverwell charges a bunt

Rylee Culverwell charges a bunt

Cori Simons

Cori Simons

Triton pitcher Mara Spears

Triton pitcher Mara Spears

Meredith Kercher scores the first Ipswich run

Meredith Kercher scores the first Ipswich run

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Undefeated Rockport breezes by Triton, 9-0, in Cape Ann League softball

Hannah Lorden scores on a Triton passed ball

Kristen Turner pitched a four-hit shutout

(Byfield)  Memo to the rest of the Cape Ann League softball teams: Rockport is good….very good.

Undefeated Rockport (8-0) shut out Triton, 9-0, on a windy Friday afternoon in Cape Ann League action at Triton.

(Since both teams are the Vikings, I’ll limit my use of the name.)

Senior Kristen Turner allowed Triton (2-6) only four singles and walked no one earning the win.

Triton’s lone threat was in the sixth. They loaded the bases on two singles (Mara Spears & Cori Simons) and an error (Kendra Adams) with no outs.  However, a force at home, a popup, and an infield grounder ended the one and only potentially big inning for Triton.

Triton’s starter (Cori Simons) didn’t fare as well when Rockport loaded the bases against her in the first inning with no outs.  Passed balls brought in two runs (Hannah Lorden & Mollie Watson) and a fielder’s choice RBI by Kendra Adams scored Gabby Muniz with Rockport’s third tally.

Mara Spears reaches third

That was more than enough runs for Rockport as Kristen locked down Triton with only two singles through the first five innings.

Rockport had runners on in every inning and it was a credit to pitcher Cori Simons and her teammates that they recovered from the first inning (three runs) and held Rockport scoreless over the next three innings.

Rockport collected their fourth run in the fifth inning.  Kendra Adams reached on an error (Kylie Gilroy), went to third on a Kayla Parisi single, and scored on a passed ball.

A walk (Hannah Lorden), an RBI double (Mollie Watson), and an RBI triple (Gabby Muniz) and Rockport had two more runs in the sixth.  A passed ball allowed Gabby to score Rockport’s seventh run.

Two more runs were added in the seventh.  After two outs, Hannah Lorden walked, went to second on a passed ball, and scored on Lily Anderson’s (first baseman) drop.  Gabby Muniz (single) drove in Mollie Watson with the final run.

Hannah Lorden – three runs, two hits, three walks

The top three in the Rockport batting order were extremely productive.  Leadoff hitter Hannah Lorden was 2-for-2 plus three walks and three runs scored.  Mollie Watson was 2-for-5 including a double, scored three runs, and had an RBI.  Gabby Muniz was 2-for-4 including a triple, scored two runs, and had two RBI.  These three girls are all sophomores!  Last year Gabby was Player-of-the-Year in CAL D3 while Mollie was a CAL All-Star.

Kayla Parisi had two hits for Rockport and Cori Simons had two for Triton.

Rockport went 9-11 last season and lost in the first round of the state tournament.  I can’t guess how they’ll do in the 2012 state tournament but I am quite certain, from what I saw today, that they will be a high seed in the tourney.

Triton pitching (Cori Simons & Mara Spears) gave up six walks and nine hits.  The mix of base runners and passed balls was not a good one for Triton.

Rockport’s next game is home against Masco on Monday afternoon.  Masco lost its first game today versus Lynnfield.

Third baseman Casey Ross fields a grounder.

Triton travels to Georgetown on Monday.

It is easy to pick the Triton fans from others.  On a sunny afternoon with temperatures in the 50s elsewhere, they show up wearing what could pass as winter gear – warm hats, gloves, etc..  And as they know from experience, by the time the game ended that gear made perfect sense.

Kristen Turner has pitched four years for Rockport.  Coach Diane Parisi told me that her freshman daughter (Kayla) can pitch.

Triton coach Jim Hounam sent up three pinch hitters in the bottom of the seventh and Kristen struck out all of them.  She had six K’s for the game.

According to the Gloucester Times, Rockport’s 7-0 start was the best ever for the softball program.  That was topped today with an 8-0 start.

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Kristen Turner throws out Cara Orlandi

Gabby Muniz – two hits, two runs, two RBI

Coach Diane Parisi

Kendra Adams

Kayla Parisi – two hits

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Triton plays well in softball win (6-3) over Newburyport

Amy Sullivan tries for third as Kelsey Trudel prepares to throw her out.

Cori Simons struck out four and had two hits.

(Newburyport) Triton combined flawless fielding with a Cori Simons six-hitter and started the Cape Ann League regular season with a 6-3 win over Newburyport on Wednesday afternoon at Cashman Park.

The senior-less Vikings (2-5) tallied three runs in the first and never trailed.  The Clippers (3-4) got within a run in the fourth but a collection of loud outs with runners in scoring position, and base running gaffes, kept them from getting closer.

Newburyport ended three innings with loud outs to the outfield with runners aboard.  They also ran into a double play in the seventh on a rope to shortstop Shannon Sinton.

Triton had nine hits off of Molly Rowe including four in the first and another three in the fifth.  Bunching those hits produced five Viking runs.

In the Triton first, Shannon Sinton and Jeanne Martin had singles off second baseman Amy Sullivan’s glove.  An inch or two either way and they would have been outs but on this day Shannon eventually scored (passed ball) and Jeanne drove in Kelsey Trudel with the third Viking run.

Lea Tomasz slides under the tag of Rose Gaffins.

Newburyport got two back in their half of the fourth.  Lea Tomasz delivered Carley Siemasko with a long double to left.  Lea took third on the throw to the plate and came home on a passed ball.

Triton came right back with two in the fifth.  A perfectly executed sacrifice bunt by Shannon Sinton put Mara Spears in scoring position.  Cori Simons’ single to right brought Mara in with Run #4.  Cori then stole second, reached 3rd on a fielder’s choice and came in on a controversial (was it fair?) flair near the right field line.

Several bad throws gave the Vikings a gift run in the 7th with pinch runner Ashley Shute scoring on Lily Anderson’s single to deep short.

Down by four in their last at-bats, the Clippers had the makings of a big rally after a double (Molly Rowe) and a single (Beth Castantini) turned up a run with no outs.  But Sam Wahlgren’s line drive was right at shortstop Shannon Sinton and she turned it into a double play.  Cori Simons finished the game recording her fourth strikeout.

Aggressive base running was good news/bad news for Amy Sullivan.  The sophomore second baseman stole second in the six inning but got caught easily trying to take third on the overthrow.

Newburyport has played six of its first seven games at home.  They will play at Manchester-Essex on Friday.

Triton will face Rockport at home on Friday.

Had the weather trifecta at Cashman – cloudy, rainy, and sunny.

Kendra Dow makes a running catch as teammate Sam Wahlgren looks for a deflection.

Amy Sullivan and Kendra Dow had nice catches on popups.

Cori Simons, Lily Anderson, and Kelsey Trudel each had two hits for Triton.  Beth Castantini had two for Newburyport.

On the controversial (Is it fair?) fly to right in the Triton sixth inning, the home plate umpire had to make the call.  The problem was that he was looking over/around several players to do it.  Where was the other ump?  Because there were runners on base, he wasn’t on the first base line.

Triton boxscore

Newburyport boxscore

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Triton coach Jim Hounam

Mara Spears

Carley Siemasko chases controversial fly ball

Molly Rowe

Lauren Singer & Cori Simons

Maddie Stanton

Kelsey Trudel

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Opportuntistic Marblehead Gets Past Triton in Softball Tourney Opener 7-1

Emmy York brings in the final out as Alexa Gross waits to congratulate her.

Kathryn Digiammarino – two runs, two RBI, two triples

(Byfield) Opportunistic Marblehead bested Triton, 7-1, in the preliminary round of the MIAA softball tournament on Thursday afternoon and will now face top-seed Amesbury (18-2) on Saturday afternoon (4PM) at Amesbury in a First Round match.

The conditions at Triton?  It was the familiar (cold and cloudy) and the unfamiliar (gusty winds).  Early spring weather continues!

Marblehead (13-10) had only five hits off of Triton starter Marion Dullea but three of those hits were for extra bases.  The Magicians stranded only two runners.

Triton (11-10) was all over the base paths with nine hits but stranded ten runners including at least one runner in six of the seven innings.

Marblehead leadoff batter Kathryn Digiammarino blasted two triples, scored two runs, and drove in two runs.  The Northeast Conference All-Star shortstop was solid in the field as well.

Cori Simons reaches third and Jenn Delaney second but the Vikings couldn’t score in the first inning.

The Vikings had a major squander in the first inning.  They loaded the bases on two hits (Cori Simons & Jenn Delaney), and an error (3B Lucia Chalek), with only one out.  However, Marion Dullea’s fly ball to left field turned into a double play when LF Olivia Vener’s strong throw home easily nabbed Cori Simons.  Catcher Carly Score had the ball waiting by the time Cori arrived.

The Magicians didn’t get a hit until the top of the third inning but it was a big one.  Alexa Gross and Rachel McKay had just reached on Marion Dullea’s only two walks of the game before Marblehead’s first hit (Kathryn Digiammarino’s long triple to right center) brought in both of them.  The next hitter (Olivia Vener) bunted and Kathryn was caught in a rundown between third and home.  Triton executed the rundown poorly and Kathryn scored Marblehead’s third run.  Olivia reached second during the rundown and scored on Lucia Chalek’s double to center.

The Magicians added to that 4-0 lead with another run in the fifth.  Rachel McKay singled, was sacrificed to second (Olivia Vener), and came home when right fielder Cori Simons dropped Lucia Chalek’s fly to right.

Julia Lothrop beats the throw home in the sixth inning to score Marblehead’s sixth run.

Another unearned run came in the sixth.  Sarah Hastings reached on Brook Jamison’s error (grounder went through her legs).  Julia Lothrop ran for Sarah.  Julia stole second and was sacrificed to third by Emmy York.  Carly Score’s sacrifice fly to center brought Julia home with Marblehead’s 6th run.

Kathryn tripled to center in the seventh and came home when the Triton infield bobbled the relay throw from the outfield.

Triton’s lone run came in the bottom of the seventh.  Cori Simons singled and later went to third on a 2-base throwing error by catcher Carly Score.  Cori scored on a Jenn Delaney grounder to pitcher Michaela LeBlanc as the pitcher’s throw home was late.

Cori Simons had three hits for Triton.

Rachel McKay scored two runs for Marblehead.

Michaela LeBlanc – Magician freshman was complete game winner.

Freshman pitcher Michaela LeBlanc gave up nine hits but no walks.  Triton starter Marion Dullea walked two and both scored in the third inning.

Marblehead coach Jon Gold didn’t have to use his usual starting pitcher (Sarah Hastings) in this one.  Look for her to start at Amesbury on Saturday.

The Magicians are seeded #17 in Division 2 North.  They have made the tournament five of the last six seasons.

Getting confused at a high school softball game is easy with no scoreboards or rosters.  Trying to keep track of players is an adventure even if you have the rosters and know the score. The Marblehead 6th is the classic example.  Sarah Hastings reached on an error and so Coach Jonny Gold put in a pinch runner.  The runner’s number was #12.  I had a copy of Coach Gold’s lineup for the game and #12 (on his card) was Julia Lothrop.  Julia would end up stealing a base and scoring a run.  However, a program was given out at the game by Triton AD Donna Andersen.  I checked it afterwards and see that #12 on it is Kathleen Reilly.  Julia Lathrop (different spelling) is listed as #8.  And some folks wonder why reports of softball games aren’t accurate???

(I collect my own stats and take my own pictures.  Mistakes can happen and I take ownership for my part.)

Kathryn Digiammarino reaches third in the seventh

Julia Lothrop steals second as Brooke Jamison takes throw.

Olivia Vener – threw out a runner at the plate in the first inning

weather conditions at Triton

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Brooke Jamison Drives in Last Inning Game Winner (4-3) for Triton Versus Masco

Cori Simons rounds third with the tying run as a Masconomet outfielder chases a wild throw in the seventh inning.

Brooke Jamison reaches second with the game winner after doubling to left in the bottom of the seventh.

(Byfield) Costly errors by Masconomet (3-5) in the final two innings opened the door for the Triton (6-6) softball team to run its win streak to four with a 4-3 victory on Friday afternoon in Cape Ann League play.

Brooke Jamison drove in the game-winner with a double in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Triton didn’t get a hit until there were two outs in the sixth.  Their first hit, however, was a double by Emily Jutras that drove in Kelsey Trudel.  Kelsey had reached when Taylor Evans misplayed her grounder.

Both of Triton’s runs to this point were unearned but Masco still carried a 3-2 lead into the bottom of the seventh. Three Viking batters later the visitors had lost the game, 4-3.

In the seventh, the first Triton batter Cori Simons lined a single to center.  Second batter Kylie Gilroy pushed a bunt down the third base line. A hurried throw by 3B Julia O’Reilly sailed past 1B Kiki Brown down the right field line.  Cori came all the way around to score the tying run while the speedy Kylie reached third.  Third batter Brooke Jamison whacked a double to left to score Kylie with the game winner.

For Masconomet (3-5) it was just another tough loss.  They’ve lost five of their last six and each loss has been by two runs or less.  That sort of thing gets old real fast!

The Vikings’ first run (scored in the third) was one you had to see to believe.  Leadoff batter Lily Anderson walked and Kylie Gilroy ran for her.  Masco expected a bunt and for some reason, that escaped me, had every infielder except the first baseman in even with the pitcher.  Off went Kylie from first on the second pitch.  The only one around to cover second base was the Chieftain centerfielder, Samantha Martin.  Catcher Shawna DiPietro’s throw sailed over Samantha’s head into center field and there was no one out there.  Kylie came all the way around to score.  Maybe the centerfielder was supposed to take the throw?

Masco took the lead with a 2-run fourth.  Two of Triton pitcher Marion Dullea’s four walks came that inning and were combined with hits by Shawna DiPietro and Molli Marshall.  Molli’s single to left drove in one of the runs and a fielder’s choice by Shannon Beaton brought home the second.

Masco would add a third run in the fifth.  Samantha Martin singled to left and reached second on leftfielder Emily Jutras’ bobble.  Lexie Corso delivered Samantha with a double to center.  This gave Masco the 3-1 lead that evaporated in the final two innings.

Rachel Shamon – pitched well enough to win

Marion Dullea – forced eleven ground outs

Chieftain pitcher Rachel Shamon deserved a better fate.  She only struck out one batter but she had Triton hitting grounders (ten) all afternoon.  All of the runs against her were the result of defensive problems by her teammates.

Triton pitcher Marion Dullea had just one error behind her and that was in the outfield.  She struck out three and also forced groundouts (eleven).

Masco defeated Triton 4-1 at Masco in the season opener in April.  The pitcher for Masconomet that day (Lissa Rescigno) was sick for today’s game.

Kylie Gilroy scored two runs for Triton.  Her well-placed bunt in the bottom of the seventh inning had plenty to do with the hurried throw that followed.

Lexi Corso – had a hit, scored a run, and had an RBI

Molli Marshall – had two hits and an RBI

Triton defeated North Andover, 4-2, at home on Wednesday.

How nice it was to spend a warm afternoon watching a game!

( I collect my own stats and take my own pictures.  Mistakes happen sometimes.)

Kylie Gilroy reaches 3B in the seventh as Shannon Beaton covers.

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Newburyport Takes Triton 2-1 in Softball

Cori Simons slides in under Cassie Davis while Molly Rowe backs up the play.

(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.

Beth Castantini catches the final out for Newburyport

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.

Molly Rowe (six strikeouts) was the complete-game winner for the Clippers.  Marion Dullea (eight strikeouts) went the distance for Triton.

Rachel Webster heads for third after a long triple to center. Her pinch runner (Molly Sullivan) would later score what turned out to be the winning run with Eleni Kacher getting the RBI.

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.)

Taylor Summit takes the throw as Cori Simons slides into 2B

Everyone wanted to play!

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Early Runs and Strong Pitching by Marion Dullea Pace Triton Girls to 3-1 Win Over Ipswich

Marion Dullea (#13) struck out eight Ipswich batters and gave up only two hits.

(Byfield) The Triton Vikings got all the runs they needed in the first inning and then rode the 8-strikeout effort of Marion Dullea to a 3-1 win over Ipswich on Tuesday afternoon at Triton.  Marion allowed just two hits.

The victory gets Triton off to a nice 1-0 start in the Cape Ann League.

Even in defeat the Tigers had to be pleased by their effort.  They were on the wrong end of a 15-0 mercy-rule disaster against Amesbury in non-league play the day before.

Cori Simons scored a run and drove in a run for the Vikings

Ipswich pitcher Katie Glaubitz walked two of the first three batters she faced and both of them scored.  Jenn Delaney drove in Cori Simons with a fielders choice while a single to center by Kelsey Trudel delivered Emily Jutras.

Those two runs were enough but the Vikings got another in the second when Cori’s double in the gap brought home Shannen Sinton with the third Triton run.

That 3-0 lead held up for a while as Marion retired eleven straight Tigers before Liz Glavin reached on an error by Jenn Delaney in the 4th inning.  Sam Wideberg followed with a walk but Marion caught Cassie Taraska looking to end the threat.

The next inning (5th) Maddy Pinciaro led off for Ipswich and reached on a bunt single. The Tiger third baseman would get all the way to third before Marion K’d Michelle Mitchell to keep the Tigers shut out.

Ipswich scored its lone run in the 6th when catcher Liz Glavin ripped a ball down the left field line that Emily Jutras couldn’t cut off.  Triton didn’t handle the relay back in cleanly and Liz scored standing up.

The Tigers stranded runners in both of the final two innings.

Liz Glavin rounds third on her way to a stand-up home run.

Marion threw plenty of strikes and caught five Tigers looking during her complete-game effort.

Katie Glaubitz settled down nicely over the final four innings allowing just two Viking base runners.

The Ipswich girls had a chant for almost every situation.  There seemed to be no limit to their creativity.

The lack of seating and any sort of scoreboard might be enough to discourage the average spectator.  I tried sitting on the edge of the field. That location stopped being a good idea when someone mentioned the abundance of deer ticks in the area.

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