Mr. Gutterman Angels 16, v. Crystal Convenience Marlins 10
Mr. Gutterman Angels won their first game of the season against a strong Marlins team. Brianna Walker pitched a great game and Tessa Dokos provided solid pitching in the later innings. Dokos was also terrific at bat, going 3 for 3 with a single, a double, and a triple. Laura Doran had a well hit, solid double. Emily Farrell and Lizzie Brown each had a single. Walker made an unassisted out and she and Caitlin Panessiti at first base, combined for solid defensive play. Kerry Shea had a terrific game at catcher, including a put out with Dokos from the mound. Kendra McFadyen made a tough fielding play and was very close to making an out with a long, solid throw.
The Crystal Convenience Marlins had a great showing in game two losing to a tough Mr. Gutterman Angels team by only 4 runs. Sierra Roy did a great job on the mound for the Marlins fielding multiple hits and getting the ball to Taylor Brothers on first base for easy outs. Rachel Conway, Julia Ronan, Lydia Joyce and Ariana Ciancio all had terrific hits for the Marlins. Samantha LaLonde demonstrated some great fielding and provided support with a nice base hit while Katelyn Scarano had a huge hit to the outfield. The Marlins, sponsored by Crystal Convenience did an excellent job bouncing back in game two showing great team work.
Crystal Store Marlins 4 v. Fantastic Sams Rockies 21
The Crystal Convenience Marlins played a tough Fantastic Sams Rockies team for game one of the season suffering a touch 21 to 4 loss. On Marlins defense Jenna Wentworth had an excellent pop fly catch for the out with a great throw to Ariana Cianco who was covering second base and was able to get the double play. Lydia Joyce caught a nice pop foul as catcher resulting in an out for the Marlins. The offense was led by nice hits from Alyssa Ouellette and Samantha LaLonde. Taylor Brothers and Sierra Roy provided strong pitching for the Marlins.
JR U10 LEAGUE
Dr. Demetriou's Cubs 1 v. Homans Associates Red Sox 16
Dr. Demetriou's 10U Junior Cubs opened the season at home vs the Red Sox. Unfortunately for Cub fans it didn't go their way. For Red Sox fans it did as the Cubs suffered an opening day loss. A few bright spots for the Cubs; Lexi Polimeno went 1-2 with her first RBI of the season; Ava Nickerson and Adrianna Niles each provided 2 innings of pitching. Alison Manuel and Janitsa Parisi were strong behind the plate.
The Red Sox, sponsored by Homans Associates (www.homans.com), opened up their season on a cold and windy Friday night at Volunteer Field with a great 16-1 win over the Cubs. It was a well played game that showcased the great pitching of Eryn Taber who went three strong innings giving up only one run while striking out six; offensively Eryn also contributed two hits and scored three runs. The Red Sox also had four players reach base four times; second baseman Ashley Giordano and catcher Brianna Iandoli each walked four times and shortstop Alexa Harrington and first baseman Leah Veloz each contributed two hits and two walks a piece to help lead the way to the victory. The Red Sox also had strong contributions from Morgan Woodman and Rebecca DeFrancesco who each reached base three times.
Wicked Cheesy Dodgers 5 v. SJ Famolare Plumbing & Heating Indians 8
The Wicked Cheesy Dodgers lead by excellent pitching by Gianna Ragucci, and two new comers to the mound Molly O'Neill, and Amber Kelly.