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Triton rallies by Foxboro 10-6

Triton celebrates Round of 16 victory

(Byfield) It’s that time of year.

There were close plays.

Peyton Feldman tries to avoid the tag of Triton catcher Haleigh Harris

There were controversial plays.

There were tears and there were adults yelling at each other afterwards.

It’s tournament time. 

The early rounds were over and now the higher seeds were facing each other with high expectations.

And when today’s Division 3 (Round of 16) Foxboro/Triton game was over, Coach Alan Noyes first words were, “How about them Vikes!”

The Vikings had just defeated #9 Foxboro, 10-6, on Tuesday afternoon.

#8 Triton was overmatched by Foxboro starter Emma Callahan for four innings getting only two hits.

Foxboro celebrates during their four-run third inning

The Warriors aggressive style at the plate produced runs (six of them) but also ended the third, fourth, and fifth innings with outs on the bases. 

Those inning-enders didn’t seem all that important at the time because after 4 ½ innings Foxboro had a 6-0 lead while Triton had only two hits.

Skylar Colburn – 3 hits

But in the bottom half of the fifth inning, the Vikings put on a hitting show.  They whacked seven hits and scored ten runs.

“That ten-run inning was the high this year,” said Coach Noyes afterwards.

It was a nightmare inning for the team from the Hockomock League.  There was a walk, a hit batsman, two infield errors, and several other plays that just didn’t go Foxboro’s way. 

The Warriors, however, had time to cut into their 4-run deficit, but the Triton defense wouldn’t allow it. 

In the Foxboro sixth, shortstop Kyla Story handled three hard-hit grounders flawlessly. 

Shortstop Kyla Story

“That was the best game I’ve had out there,” said Kyla afterwards.

In the Foxboro seventh after a leadoff single, 2B Maddy Jacques fielded a grounder, stepped on second and threw to first for a double play.  1B Skylar Colburn handled the game’s final out unassisted.

“It was one of the best defensive games we’ve played top to bottom,” said Triton catcher Haleigh Harris post-game.

Sophomore Mallory Johnson came on in relief in the third inning and ended up with the win as the Vikings rallied.

Mallory Johnson got the win for the Vikings.

“I have two excellent pitchers,” said Coach Noyes.  “We’re not here without the both of them.”

“I just threw outside fastballs over and over again,” recalled Mallory.  “If it hadn’t been for the defense behind me, it would have been a completely different game.”

The Warriors (12-10) had a two-run double (Emma Callahan) and a two-run single (Meg Kelley) in their four-run third inning.

Peyton Feldman had an RBI in the fourth while teammate Ava Hill had one in the fifth.

Emma Callahan paced Foxboro with three hits.

Almost all of Triton’s positive stats were in their explosive fifth inning.  Skylar Colburn and Grace Romine had two hits in the inning.  Grace also had two RBI in the inning.

Skylar collected four hits two days ago and three hits today against Foxboro.

This game was filled with close plays.  Not everyone was pleased with the calls.  Both coaches got onto the field to seek explanations for on-the-field decisions by the officials. 

Shortstop Peyton Feldman made some good plays for Foxboro.  2B Vittoria Cuscia made a nice catch in foul territory in the first inning.

2B Vittoria Cuscia makes a nice catch in the first inning

One of the plays that Coach Noyes referenced afterwards was centerfield Izzy Oldini getting into the infield to tag out a runner at second to end an inning.

CF Izzy Oldini tags out Ava Hill in the fifth inning.

The weather was good although the wind had the dust flying.

The Triton boys/girls lacrosse teams were on hand late in the game to encourage the school’s softball team.

Foxboro   0   0   4   1    1   0   0   =    6

    Triton   0   0   0   0   10   0   –   =   10

Triton boys lacrosse team watching the game

Emma Callahan had three hits for Foxboro

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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

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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 overtakes Malden Catholic 10-5

Emma Penniman pitched five innings of 3-hit relief
Haleigh Harris – 3 hits, 2 RBI

(Byfield) Triton had two runners thrown out at third and one at the plate.

But it didn’t matter.

“We were just being aggressive,” said Triton coach Alan Noyes afterwards.

The Vikings had baserunners in every inning and defeated non-league Malden Catholic, 10-5, on Friday afternoon.

Triton had thirteen hits and everyone in their lineup reached base.

“We’re swinging the bats well,” added Coach Noyes.  “Even some of the outs were loud.”

Grace Romine steals second

Things didn’t go so well, however, for the home team in the first two innings.

“We came out swinging,” said MC coach Ariel LaRosa. 

The Lancers (4-1) had three hits in that first inning including an RBI single by Zaria Jean-Pierre to get a run.

Control issues (three straight walks) and an infield error gifted MC with three more runs.

Reghan Haley tagged out at home

Their lead was 4-2 after two innings.

But freshman Emma Penniman came on in the third inning for Triton and pitched five terrific innings of relief.  Emma struck out seven and allowed only three hits and one unearned run.

“Emma came in and settled things down,” said Coach Noyes.

The Lancers struggled against Emma curveball.

“She had crazy spin on that ball,” said Coach LaRosa.

Popup drops in

The MC bats may have quieted down but Triton’s didn’t.

The Vikings batted around in the third inning and got four runs.  In the fifth they sent up eight batters and got four more.

Junior Haleigh Harris let the Vikings hit parade with three hits and two RBI.

“I haven’t been hitting the strongest lately,” Haleigh admitted.  “Today I was more relaxed, and the hits just popped off my bat.”

Sophomore Mallory Johnson cleared the bases with a double in the fifth inning.

Mallory Johnson – 3 RBI, 2 hits

“Mallory has been swinging a hot stick all year,” said Coach Noyes.

Junior Grace Romine had a two-run single in the third inning.

Rightfielder Molly Hickey had a big game for the Lancers.  Molly handled four chances perfectly in a tough sun field.  She also threw out a Triton baserunner at third plus she led the team with two hits.

A big moment in this game was in the third inning when senior Reghan Haley earned a 2-out, 3-2 count walk with the bases loaded to tie the score.  Grace Romine followed with a 2-run single to give Triton the lead for good.

Malden Catholic is in the All-Girls Conference.  “We’re in a weaker conference,” said Coach LaRosa, “but playing non-conference games like this will make us a better program.”

Wild throw

“Once we had three girls not hit (third inning) it got into the heads of all the girls,” added Coach LaRosa.

Emma Penniman only allowed one baserunner in innings three through six.  “I’m happy with how I did,” said Emma afterwards.  “I threw a lot of curves.”

Both coaches are looking for improvements.

“We’ve got to get better but we’re swinging the bats well,” said Coach Noyes.

2B Maddy Jacques throws to first

“It’ll definitely be a better game when they come to us later in the season,” said Coach LaRosa.

Maddy Jacques, Kyla Story, and Emma Penniman each scored two runs for Triton.

Jaelyn Walsh and Molly Hickey scored twice for the Lancers.

The weather at Triton always includes wind.  Put the breeze with temperatures in the low 50’s and keeping warm was challenging.

Malden Catholic   1   3   0   0   0   0   1   =   5

                    Triton   2   0   4   0   4   0   –   =   10

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Malden Catholic unofficial box
Catcher Jaslyn Iraola waits for the throw
Alex McManus
Zaria Jean-Pierre
RF Molly Hickey had four putouts

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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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