Colonels rebound with win over Eagles
AMERICAN CORNER — Colonel Richardson High’s softball team erupted for an eight-run fifth inning Wednesday, April 6, to break up a tight game with North Dorchester on the way to a 12-2 victory.
The Colonels took 4-0 lead in the bottom of the third when Jazmine Brooks bounced into a double play, scoring Jennifer Larrimore and Annie Harris, and Gabby Galante and Morgan Willoughby drove in a run apiece.
The Eagles cut the lead in half by the top of the fifth inning. Maddi Nossick ripped a single up the middle, and scored on Brooke Abey’s double to make it 4-1. North Dorchester (1-5 overall, 0-4 North Bayside) made it 4-2 in the fifth when catcher Autumn Hassler doubled off the fence and scored on a fielder’s choice groundout by Brooke Harding.
The Colonels broke the game open with eight runs in the fifth to win by the 10run rule. Galante’s RBI single and an error on the play plated Brooks and Madison Bee. Kaylie Moore drove home Galante with a single up the middle. Moore scored on a bunt single by Larrimore, and an error on the play also brought Jayna Turner home to make it 9-2. Larrimore scored on an error, and RBIs by Brooks and Bee capped the scoring.
“I think we started out great,” North Dorchester head coach Carol Hubbard said. “We played great defense. The first few innings were three up and three down.
“We were making really good contact,” she added. “We didn’t produce a lot of runs, but all the girls put really good swings on the ball. I’m happy we are getting good contact. Brooke Abey had a really nice double to get us on the board. Maddi, Abbey DeCarlo and Kayla Abrams got nice hits in the game that led to runs.
Hubbard said freshman Keirstyn Hassler provided a big spark leading off.
“Keirstyn got a hit to start the game,” she said. “She really hits the ball hard and is aggressive on the bases. Her sister, Autumn, had another great game. She just missed a double down the line, but got a single on the next pitch. She showed her power today by hitting one off the bottom of the fence with a strong wind in her face.”
Larrimore picked up the victory as the Colonels (43, 3-3) snapped a two-game skid.
North Dorchester pitcher Brooke Morton took the loss. Morton retired the first six batters of the game before allowing a walk in the third. She allowed 11 hits, 12 runs (four earned) and struck out three.
“Brooke pitched really well today,” Hubbard said. “The score is not indicative with how she pitched. A lot of the runs were unearned. We need to play better defense behind her.
“Brooke has pitched all three games for us this week and has done a great job,” she added. “She throws a lot of strikes. She has done excellent on the mound all year.”
North Dorchester is scheduled to play unbeaten Mardela on Thursday at 4 p.m. Cambridge-SD 9
Crisfield 1 CAMBRIDGE — Paige Bleyer went 2 for 2 with three RBIs and a run scored, and pitched four innings of two-hit ball, striking out 10 and walking one, as the Vikings rolled.
Karli Lewis went 3 for 4 with an RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base for Cambridge-SD (5-1, 4-1) and Kaylie Seabrease (2 for 4) doubled, scored twice and drove in a run. Baseball Cambridge-SD 30
Crisfield 0 CAMBRIDGE — In a game moved to Cambridge Tuesday because of poor field conditions at Crisfield, the Vikings (3-3, 1-3) had their largest offensive outburst in recent memory, routing the Crabbers (0-5, 0-3 South) in five innings, rapping out 25 hits and snapping a threegame losing streak.
Tyler Harding was 5 for 5, scoring five runs and driving in six. Nate Lowe (5 for 6) had six RBIs and scored three runs. Michael Richardson went 4-for-4 with three runs and five RBIs, while Devin Sparks had three hits and scored four times.
Matt Elliott went three innings, allowing two hits while striking out three to improve to 1-1. Kent County 16 N. Dorchester 3 SHILOH — Tyson Johnson went six innings for the win, allowing two hits as the Trojans improved to 2-3, 2-2. Johnson went 3 for 4 with a walk, two runs scored and two RBI. Austin Peet was 2 for 3 for the Trojans with two RBIs.
A.J. Willey took the loss for the Eagles (0-6, 0-4).
North Dorchester’s Keirstyn Hassler rips a single up the middle against Colonel Richardson Wednesday, April 6.
North Dorchester’s Brooke Abey connects with a pitch and drive against Colonel Richardson Wednesday, April 6.
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North Dorchester’s Abbey DeCarlo drives a pitch to right for a single against Colonel Richardson Wednesday, April 6.
North Dorchester’s Meredith Bell fires to first for an out against Colonel Richardson Wednesday, April 6.