Sichette, Short lead Breeze to come­back vic­tory

Breeze fin­ish fifth in World Se­ries

Dorchester Star - - Sports - By DUSTIN HOLT dholt@ches­ Fol­low Caro­line/ Dorch­ester Edi­tor Dustin Holt on Twit­ter @Dustin_ Star­Dem.

WILLARDS — The Bay­side Breeze 18-un­der Teal soft­ball team needed a clutch hit with two outs in the bot­tom of the sev­enth in last Thurs­day’s USSSA World Se­ries win­ners’ bracket game. It got two.

An­gel­ica Sichette ripped an RBI triple down the right-field line to plate Am­ber Lovelace with the ty­ing run, and Lau­rie Short blasted a pitch to deep left for the game-win­ning hit for a 3-2 come­back vic­tory over Lady Rev’s of York, Pa.

The win gave the Breeze a 5-0 record in the 44-team, dou­ble-elim­i­na­tion tour­na­ment in Wi­comico and Worces­ter coun­ties. The team fin­ished the tour­na­ment fifth over­all.

Pitcher Joy Ko­lakowski kept the Lady Rev’s on their heels with an 11-strike­out, four-hit per­for­mance to earn the win. Ko­lakowski re­ceived stout de­fense from in­field­ers Kate­lynn Miles, Kaylie Moore, Cam­ryn Plugge and Sichette.

Af­ter the Lady Rev’s went ahead 2-0 in the fourth, Ko­lakowski al­lowed only two baserun­ners the rest of the game. Cen­ter fielder Sam Romberger took extra bases away with a leap­ing catch in the fifth in­ning.

Trail­ing 2-0 in the bot­tom of the fifth, Miles blasted a dou­ble to left-cen­ter, and ad­vanced to third on a fielder’s choice ground­out by Kas­sidy Wil­lis. Sichette de­liv­ered an RBI sin­gle to right to cut the lead in half.

A sin­gle by Short (3 for 3, RBI) put run­ners at first and sec­ond for Plugge, who lined out to third for the sec­ond out. The Lady Rev’s halted the rally when Sichette was thrown out try­ing to steal third.

The Breeze put the ty­ing run on with one out in the sev­enth, when Miles walked. Lovelace came in to pinch run. Wil­lis nearly got extra bases when she ripped a liner down the first-base line that was caught for the sec­ond out.

On the verge of de­feat, Sichette ripped a pitch that got past the Lady Rev’s div­ing right fielder for a triple that scored Lovelace for a 2-2 tie.

With the Breeze team­mates buzzing, Short blasted the first pitch to the fence to score Sichette for a dra­matic vic­tory. Game Sum­maries Bay­side Breeze 8, Doylestown, Pa. 2 SAL­IS­BURY — Bay­side Breeze 18U Teal won its sec­ond pool play game 8-2 over Doylestown, Pa., Tues­day, July 26, with first base­man Anna Slaugh­en­houpt blast­ing a three-run homer. Slaugh­en­houpt fin­ished with five RBIs and short­stop Kaylie Moore added two RBIs in the vic­tory. Pitcher An­gel­ica Sichette picked up the win.

Bay­side Breeze 9, Di­a­mond Elite 5

SAL­IS­BURY — The Bay­side Breeze 18U Teal fin­ished USSSA 18B World Se­ries pool play un­de­feated Tues­day, July 26, with a 9-5 vic­tory over Di­a­mond Elite from Ohio.

Pitcher Joy Ko­lakowski picked up the com­plete game win. RBI sin­gles by Anna Slaugh­en­houpt, Alyssa Swann and Kate­lynn Miles helped give the Breeze a 4-0 first-in­ning lead. Sec­ond base­man Cam­ryn Plugge ended a Di­a­mond Elite rally in the bot­tom of the first with an unas­sisted dou­ble play. Kaylie Moore drove in Plugge to make it 5-3 in the sec­ond. Kas­sidy Wil­lis in­crease the Breeze lead to 6-4 with an RBI sin­gle. Slaugh­en­houpt put the Breeze back up by two with an RBI sin­gle in the fourth. Moore in­creased the lead to 8-5 and Swann drove in the fi­nal run with a fielder’s choice.

Bay­side Breeze 13, Here­ford 1

SAL­IS­BURY — The Bay­side Breeze 18U Teal team con­tin­ued its win­ning ways by blast­ing three home runs in a 13-1 rout over Here­ford Fri­day, July 29, in bracket play of the USSSA 18B World Se­ries.

Af­ter an RBI sin­gle by Kaylie Moore to tie the score at 1-1, Kate­lynn Miles blasted a three-run homer for the Breeze. The team added five more runs in the sec­ond in­ning, in­clud­ing a two-run dou­ble by An­gel­ica Sichette and an RBI sin­gle by Lau­rie Short. In the third, Sa­man­tha Romberger and Moore each belted pitches off the fence for in­side-the park home runs. Kas­sidy Wil­lis drove in Anna Slaugh­en­houpt with a dou­ble to deep left. Wil­lis ended the game by scor­ing on an er­ror to make it a 13-1 mercy rule.


Alyssa Swann, right, Kas­sidy Wil­lis and Cam­ryn Plugge cel­e­brate with An­gel­ica Sichette who scored in the win­ning run in the Bay­side Breeze 18U Teal team’s 3-2 come­back vic­tory against the Lady Rev’s of York, Pa., Thurs­day, July 28.

Bay­side Breeze right fielder Alyssa Swann makes the catch in Thurs­day’s 3-2 vic­tory.

Bay­side Breeze catcher Lau­rie Short blasts a pitch to deep left for a game-win­ning RBI sin­gle with two outs in the bot­tom of the sev­enth Thurs­day.

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