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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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