Tag Archives: Skylar Colburn

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

Triton unofficial box

Foxboro unofficial box

Leave a comment

Filed under Foxboro, Triton

Triton advances with 16-4 win over Cardinal Spellman in D3 Round of 32

Cardinal Spellman catcher Roslyn Quinn set to apply the tag at home
Emma Penniman pitched a 3-hitter

(Byfield) Triton’s good contact and Cardinal Spellman’s defensive struggles were key factors in the Vikings 16-4 win on Sunday afternoon.

#8 Triton (16-5) now advance in Division 3 to the Round of 16 and will have another home game on Tuesday (4PM).

“We had timely hitting today,” said Triton coach Alan Noyes afterwards, “which we haven’t had for a few games.”

The Vikings rapped out twelve hits in a game that ended in the bottom of the fifth inning after an RBI single by Maddy Jacques moved the spread to twelve runs.

“They hit the ball in play,” said Coach Mike Gerrish of Cardinal Spellman.  “They made things happen.”

Skylar Colburn had four of Triton’s twelve hits

The #25 Lady Cards (11-13) were gifted to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning.  A dropped foul pop and an infield error extended Cardinal Spellman’s at-bats and they made the Vikings pay.  Ava Loud had an RBI single in that inning.

Triton quickly answered taking advantage of three walks and a throwing error.  Haleigh Harris had a two-run single, and Skylar Colburn (4-for-4) drove in another run in the Vikings four-run response.

What looked to be, at this point, a high-scoring game in the making did not go that way.  Triton starter Emma Penniman settled in, and the Vikings defense was flawless the rest of the game.

Things didn’t go as well for the Lady Cards.  The defensive struggles continued (seven errors over the next 3+ innings by my count) and Triton continued to get hits. 

Ball loose in the Lady Cards’ infield

“They put pressure on us with the bats,” said Coach Gerrish. “We made mistakes at costly times.”

The Vikings added three in the second inning and blew things open in the fourth with seven more runs.  In that fourth, Kyla Story had two hits and two RBI.  Maddy Jacques also had two RBI and teammates Mallory Johnson and Haleigh Harris added one RBI each.

Lucy LaCara scores in the first inning

Cardinal Spellman kept the Mercy Rule from kicking in by getting two runs in the top of the fifth inning.  Emma Barnes and Ava Loud had RBI for the team from Brockton.

Maddy Jacques’ (two hits & 3 RBI) drove Grace Romine in to give Triton the walkoff win in the fifth inning.

“Emma Penniman didn’t have her best stuff, but she battled,” said Coach Noyes.

Emma gave up three singles (Emma Barnes, Ava Loud, Casey DiMastico) and had five strikeouts in five innings of pitching.

“I was nervous going into this game because they (Cardinal Spellman) are a really good team,” said Emma afterwards. 

Emma Penniman scored twice

“My fastball and my curve were working today,” she added.

Sophomore Skylar Colburn was the hits leader getting four including a double.  She was the one wearing the Vikings headgear afterwards.

“I had a hit every time I batted,” Skylar said post-game. “I don’t know why.  I just had a good day.”

Izzy Oldini and Kyla Story both scored three times.

Maddy Jacques, Mallory Johnson, and Haleigh Harris each had three RBI.

A line drive off Ava Loud’s thigh in the fourth inning necessitated a pitching change for Cardinal Spellman.  Ava Nabstedt filled in the rest of the game.

The weather, in the low 70s, was as good as it gets.

Cardinal Spellman   2   0   0   0   2   =   4

                      Triton   4   3   0   7   2   –   16

Cardinal Spellman unofficial box

Triton unofficial box

1B Lucy LaCara

Haleigh Harris scores Triton’s fourth run

Casey DiMastico and Maddy Jacques

Reghan Haley

Leave a comment

Filed under Cardinal Spellman, Triton