Tri-City softball finishes season 12-1
HURLOCK — The Tri-City Senior League Softball team finished the regular season with a 12-1 record.
In its final week, the team picked up a 23-1 win Wednesday over Caroline North, a 10-0 win Thursday against Cambridge Fraternal Order of Police, and a 10-0 defeat of Cambridge’s Whitten Insurance.
On June 6 and 7, Tri-City improved to 9-0 with wins against Easton. In both games, Brooke Morton got the win, going five innings and striking out eight each time. Paige Phillips closed the second win, fanning two in two frames.
Brooke Harding’s single and triple paced Tri-City on June 6. Maggie Mellhammer and Meredith Bell each had two singles. Morton, Anna Hubbard, and Phillips added baseknocks.
Harding had two doubles and a triple in the June 7 victory. Mellhammer chipped in a double and single. Morton doubled, while Phillips, Bell, Hubbard, and Jenna Usilton collected base hits.
The team picked up wins on June 2 and 3, improving its record to 7-0.
Tri-City shut out Whitten Insurance of Cambridge, 12-0 on June 2. Morton and Phillips combined to twirl a no-hitter, Morton striking out 11 in four innings, Phillips fanning two in the fifth to close the game.
Phillips homered and tripled to lead the offense. Morton doubled, Bell had two hits, and Harding singled and doubled. Marissa Mills doubled and Hubbard added a base hit.
On June 3, Tri-City defeated Whitten, 11-2. Again, Morton (six strikeouts) and Phillips (three strikeouts) were strong on the mound. Usilton had two singles for Tri-City, and Morton, Hubbard, and Bell each notched base hits.
Tri-City will begin its District 6 all-star tournament on June 27 at Pliescott Park in Cambridge against Easton at 6 p.m.
The Tri-City Senior League Softball team finished the regular season with a 12-1 record. The team includes, from left (front row): Katie Smith, Paige Phillips, Ashley Hoffman, Brooke Harding, Jenna Usilton, Alyssa Foreman; (back row) assistant coach Carol Hubbard, Anna Hubbard, Brooke Morton, manager Clark Harrison, Meredith Bell, Marissa Mills, Jasmine Pearson, Maggie Mellhammer, assistant coach Andy Willey. Tri-City will begin its District 6 all-star tournament on June 27 at Pliescott Park in Cambridge against Easton at 6 p.m