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Ipswich notches first win (5-2) over Manchester-Essex in Cape Ann League softball

Katie Glaubitz takes off on an RBI single in the sixth as her sister Rachel scores on the hit.

Katie Glaubitz tossed a six hitter with five strikeouts and one walk

(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.

Nina Manzo fields an Ipswich single

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.

Catcher Molly Mello and third baseman Megan Parella chase a popup.

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.

Shortstop Rachel Gallagher catches an infield popup.

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.

(All of the pictures above and below enlarge considerably if you click on them.)

The umpire and IHS coach Doug Woodworth

Katie Glaubitz and Sarah Beckman

Second baseman Kelsey Field prepares to throw

Paige Zeval

Rachel Glaubitz charges a sinking liner.

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Newburyport Downs Ipswich 7-0 to Win 14th

Taylor Summit, Beth Castantini, and Kendra Dow are all smiles after Win #14.

Maddy Stanton scores on a wild pitch as pitcher Katie Glaubitz covers.

(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.

Liz Glavin – Tiger slugger was intentionally walked twice.

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.

Lea Tomasz starts the play in which she will throw Rachel Glaubitz out at 3B in the sixth inning.

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.)

senior Corrie Benton

senior Eleni Kacher

senior Rachel Webster

senior Taylor Summit

senior Cassie Davis

senior Shannon Brunault

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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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