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Triton holds off North Reading 6-4

Caitlin Reilly tagged out by Kyla Story in the first inning
Keely Hannon had seven strikeouts

(Byfield) Anyone paying attention knows that undefeated Amesbury is considered the best team in the Cape Ann League.

Second best?  That’s not nearly as certain.

Triton, however, staked its claim to that designation with a 6-4 win over North Reading this afternoon.

The Vikings victory offsets an April 7th, 9-3, loss at North Reading.

Triton (11-4) is now 8-1 in the CAL.  North Reading (9-5) falls to 8-2.  The Vikings haven’t faced Amesbury yet.  NR has and they lost, 11-0.

Izzy Oldini scores Triton’s 4th run

Triton was up 2-0 in the third inning today, but North Reading came back to tie things in the top of the fifth inning.  The Vikings tallied four runs in the bottom of the fifth only to have the Hornets get two of those runs back in the seventh inning. The visitors had the tying run at the plate before the final out was recorded.

“It was a good high school softball game,” said Triton coach Alan Noyes afterwards.  “It wasn’t the cleanest and we had to battle to win it.”

2B Mia Vittozzi catches a popup

North Reading had eleven hits led by Caitlin Reilly and Jocelyn Ostrowsky who each had three hits.

It was a frustrating loss for the Hornets.  Although they had a lot of hits, a three-hit first inning didn’t produce any runs because of an out on the bases.

More frustrating for North Reading were their defensive lapses.  Triton scored in three innings and wild pitches and passed balls played a large part in each inning.  In the four-run fourth, a throwing error allowed a run to cross.

“It just wasn’t our day,” said NR assistant coach Paul Sonia afterwards.

Senior Maddy Jacques scored two runs for Triton

In the Triton first, Maddy Jacques walked, went to second on a passed ball and was driven in by Izzy Oldini.

In Triton’s third inning, Kyla Story doubled, reached third on a wild pitch, and scored on Mallory Johnson’s two-out, two-strike single.

North Reading came all the way back with a two-run fifth inning.  Keely Hannon singled, reached second on a passed ball, and was driven in by Caitlin Reilly.  Caitlin later scored on Mia Vittozzi’s single. 

Izzy Oldini and Mallory Johnson each had an RBI in the Vikings’ four-run fifth. 

Caitlin Reilly had three hits and scored two runs

Credit North Reading for challenging the Triton lead in their final at-bats.  The Hornets had two on with two outs when Jocelyn Ostrowsky scored both of them with a single.  That brought the tying run to the plate, but Triton pitcher Emma Penniman registered her fifth strikeout to end the threat.

“It was an awesome win,” said Maddy Jacques post-game.  There was a special celebration afterwards for the Vikings’ only senior.

Maddy plays second base.  The sun can be very tough on that side of the field.

“That sun got them today, and it also got me once,” said Maddy.

“North Reading is a good team,” said Coach Noyes.  “They are one of the better hitting teams around.  Their pitcher (Keely Hannon) has plus stuff.”

Keely finished with seven strikeouts.

Mallory Johnson had two hits and scored two runs

Both teams have three non-league losses.

Triton has now won four of their last five games.

Maddy Jacques: “When I was a freshman, Senior Day seemed so far away.  I will be going to Endicott and majoring in business management.”

The last time the two teams played (April 7th) the temperatures were in the 30’s.  Today, the temperatures were in the 70’s! 

North Reading   0   0   0   0   2   0   2   =   4

               Triton   1   0   1   0   4   0    –   =   6

North Reading unofficial box

Triton unofficial box

SS Alyssa Cassicino checks baserunner Mallory Johnson

Izzy Oldini had two hits and drove in two runs

Less-than-serious moment between innings

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Triton powers by Newburyport 16-8

Freshman Emma Penniman had two home runs
Izzy Oldini – 4 hits, 3 RBI

(Byfield) The hits kept coming.

Triton batted around in three innings and launched three home runs defeating Newburyport, 16-8, on Wednesday afternoon.

“The girls spent a lot of time yesterday in the cage inside and it paid off today,” said Triton coach Alan Noyes afterwards.

The Vikings (5-2) had fifteen hits and except for a quiet fifth inning gave the Newburyport defense plenty of action.

“We can’t give more than three outs an inning,” said Clippers coach Bob Gillespie.  “You give extra outs and they’re going to pound you.”

Emily Meleedy hit a grand slam in the Newburyport fourth

There were two Newburyport infield errors in the Triton five-run fourth inning.

“It was a great team effort for us top to bottom,” said Coach Noyes. All nine of the Vikings starters made contributions.

Junior Izzy Oldoni had four hits (including a homer) and a walk.  Izzy scored three times and did a good job battling the sun on fly balls in centerfield.

Grace Romine – 3 hits, 2 RBI

Freshman Emma Penniman had what Coach Noyes called, “her best game.”  Emma homered twice and pitched the final 3+ innings.

I saw Emma get a single in three at-bats against Lynnfield, so I was very surprised to see her stroke two solid shots over the rightfield fence.

“The pitches I hit were low and outside,” explained Emma afterwards.  “Those were my first homers for Triton.”

Junior Grace Romine batted ninth and had three hits and two RBI.

CF Nieve Morrissey battles the sun

The Clippers (2-5) were hardly held hitless.  They had hits in every inning but the seventh when Emma Penniman struck out the side.

Sophomore Emily Meleedy had a bases-clearing blast in the fourth inning. 

Emily’s shot, which would have disrupted a tennis match in the distance, narrowed the Triton lead to, 9-5.  However, the Vikings answered with five runs in their half of that inning to restore their big lead.

Emma Penniman pitched 3+ innings

“Mallory (Johnson) started for us and only made one bad pitch,” said Coach Noyes.  “Emma (Penniman) came in and closed it down.  We now have a pitching staff.”

“Hopefully, we’re building something special here,” he added.  “We haven’t lost at home yet.  We’ll see what happens as the season goes along.”

“We didn’t hit the ball well today and that’s a credit to their pitchers,” said Coach Gillespie.  “We play them again at our place.  We’ll see what happens there.”

Both shortstops (Kyla Story & Emma Keefe) made diving stops that kept hits from getting to the outfield and runs scoring.

Leftfielder Matigan Richmond made a nice running catch.

LF Matigan Richmon made a nice running catch

If you don’t dress warmly for an outdoor game at Triton, you haven’t been there before!  Temperatures were in the 50’s and there was a cold wind.  Fortunately, there was plenty of action on the field to lessen your awareness of the conditions.

Newburyport   0   0   1   4   2   1   0   =   8

             Triton   5   0   4   5   0   2   –    = 16

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Triton unofficial box
Izzy Oldoni arrives at home
Waiting on a popup
Newburyport watches
Sophie Lavallee and Emily Meleedy
Dakota Duncan and Skylar Colburn
Reghan Haley
Ball drops in
Triton watches
Shortstop Kyla Story on the ground for a grounder
Throw from third to first
Ball loose in the Newburyport infield
Emma Penniman

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Mallory Johnson leads Triton past Lynnfield 13-1

Mallory Johnson had four hits including a home run
Mallory Johnson reached base four times

(Byfield) Have yourself a game, Mallory Johnson!

The Triton sophomore had everything going today and led the Vikings to a, 13-1, win over Lynnfield in Cape Ann League action.

Mallory gave the Pioneers (0-2) trouble whether she was pitching or hitting.

She pitched five innings (mercy rule) and gave up just one hit (Sophia Brown) and struck out seven batters.

“It was the best I’ve seen her pitch in the two years that I’ve been here,” said Vikings coach Alan Noyes afterwards.

“She’s now able to throw the ball by kids on the inside rather than nibbling away on the outside,” he added.

Kyla Story had a 2-run homer

Mallory the hitter was equally impressive.  She had a hit in each of her four at-bats including a solo homer in the third inning.  She also scored three times.

Even Mallory, herself, had to admit (reluctantly) afterwards that she “thought she had a good game.”  The stats were screaming that she had done just that!

“Triton is a strong team,” said Lynnfield coach Peter Marinelli post-game.  “His infield is very good, and he has some real good hitters.”

Izzy Oldini – two RBI

Triton (2-1) scored in every inning and had contributions from every batter in their lineup. 

Sophomore Kyla Story had a two-run homer during the bat-around fifth inning.

Reghan Haley had two hits and scored twice.  Teammate Izzy Oldini drove in a pair of runs.

“We’re getting better every day,” said Coach Noyes.

It was a tough afternoon for Lynnfield.

“It was a very long day,” said Coach Marinelli.  “We’re missing kids and we have people playing out of position.  We’re inexperienced and some of the players are still learning what to do before the ball is hit to them.”

Ava Marotta makes a catch in left field

Several times this afternoon, Pioneers’ fielders would have the ball and hesitate, and Triton would take extra bases.

The Vikings were missing Haleigh Harris (concussion protocol) but Skylar Colburn filled in nicely behind the plate.

“Skylar was good back there,” said Mallory.  “I threw mostly fastballs.  I felt strong today, much better than usual.”

Sophia Brown pitched for Lynnfield and also had the Pioneers hit.

Sophia’s solid shot up the middle led off the Lynnfield fifth inning.  Catie Kampersal ran for Sophia and scored the Pioneers run.

Triton         2   1   3   2   5   =   13

Lynnfield   0   0   0   0   1   =     1

Nice weather for April 11th.  Temperatures were close to sixty with plenty of sun.

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Lynnfield unofficial box
Triton unofficial box
Skylar Colburn looks for a sign
3B Grace Romine
Play at first
Ball loose near third base
Reghan Haley scores
SS Lucia Dias
Abby Travers catches a fly ball
2B Maddy Jacques catches a popup
Maddy Jacques scores the first Triton run
Kyla Story – 2 hits, 2 runs, 2 RbI
Peter Marinelli and Alan Noyes
Shortstop Kyla Story
Catie Kampersal scores the Lynnfield run
Sophia Brown had the Lynnfield hit
Mallory Johnson – five innings, one hit, seven strikeouts

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