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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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Triton Softball Edges Georgetown 5-4 With 4-Run Seventh

Emily Jutras scores the winning run for Triton in the 7th.

Jenn Delaney delivered the game winner for Triton.

(Byfield)  Triton (4-6) rallied for four runs in the bottom of the seventh to edge Georgetown, 5-4, in Cape Ann League softball action on Monday afternoon.

This is a game that Georgetown (2-3), as a team, won’t remember fondly and I dare say pitcher Sarah Erlandson would rather forget even more so.

Sarah took over for her sister Jane in the bottom of  the fifth in a 1-1 game.  The talented senior survived a three-walk fifth with three K’s and then helped her team grab a 3-run lead (4-1) in the top of sixth with an RBI single.

Sarah had more trouble finding the strike zone in the bottom of the six and issued three more free passes.  She escaped unscathed for the second straight inning because of Viking miscues on the bases.  First, catcher Taylor Nelson gunned down Marion Dullea trying to get to third on a wild pitch.  Then Kylie Gilroy fell victim to the look back rule after walking and Sarah struck out Jenn Delaney to end that promising inning for Triton.

Unfortunately for Georgetown, the strike zone continued to elude the Royals’ pitcher in the seventh and this time there was no escape.  Three of the first four batters received walks and Emily Jutras drove in two of them with a double to center.  Another walk loaded the bases with two outs and then Kylie Gilroy walked to force in Brooke Jamison from third to tie the score.  That set the stage for Jenn Delaney, who had struck out to end the sixth,  to stroke a hit to left and score Emily with the winning run.

Marion Dullea pitched a complete game.

Winning pitcher Marion Dullea retired the last six batters in a row after giving up three runs in the 6th.  She gave up six hits to go with five strikeouts and just one walk.

Jane Erlandson pitched her first four innings this season for the varsity.  The sophomore allowed three hits and one walk to go with three strikeouts.  She is not as fast as her sister but on this day had much better control.

Georgetown picked up a run in the first on a couple of hits including Taylor Nelson’s single to left that drove in Kassie Barba.

Triton’s solo run (in the 4th) was driven in by Vanessa Eisen.  Emily Jutras was the run scorer.  She had singled and stolen second before Vanessa’s hit to left.

Both Sarah Erlandson and Emily Jutras led their team’s with two hits each.

(I collect my own stats and draw my own conclusions.  Mistakes happen unintentionally.)

Sarah Erlandson – eleven walks in 2 2/3 innings

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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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