Colonels re­bound with win over Ea­gles

Dorchester Star - - Sports - By DUSTIN HOLT dholt@ches­pub.com

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.

PHO­TOS BY DUSTIN HOLT

North Dorch­ester’s Brooke Abey con­nects with a pitch and drive against Colonel Richard­son Wed­nes­day, April 6.

it the right for an RBI dou­ble

North Dorch­ester’s Abbey DeCarlo drives a pitch to right for a sin­gle against Colonel Richard­son Wed­nes­day, April 6.

PHO­TOS BY DUSTIN HOLT

North Dorch­ester’s Mered­ith Bell fires to first for an out against Colonel Richard­son Wed­nes­day, April 6.

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