Breeze beat York after come­back

Team now 6-0 in 44-team tourney after blast­ing Here­ford

Record Observer - - Sports - By DUSTIN HOLT dholt@ches­pub.com

WILLARDS — The Bay­side Breeze 18-un­der Teal soft­ball team needed a clutch hit with two outs in the bot­tom of the sev­enth in 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 gives the Breeze a 5-0 record in the 44-team, dou­ble-elim­i­na­tion tour­na­ment in Wi­comico and Worces­ter coun­ties.

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.

At presstime, the time and lo­ca­tion of Fri­day’s game had not been de­ter­mined. Bay­side 13, Here­ford 1

SAL­IS­BURY — The Bay­side Breeze 18U Teal team con­tin­ues its win­ning ways by blast­ing three home runs in a 13-1 rout over Here­ford last Fri­day 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.

PHO­TOS BY DUSTIN HOLT

Bay­side Breeze team­mates Anna Slaugh­en­houpt, left, Kate­lynn Miles, Joy Ko­lakowski and Kaylie Moore mob Lau­rie Short after short ended Thurs­day’s USSSA World Se­ries game with a walk-off hit.

PHOTO BY DUSTIN HOLT

Bay­side Breeze first base­man An­gel­ica Sichette rips a ga­me­ty­ing RBI triple with two outs in the bot­tom of the sev­enth Thurs­day. Sichette would go on to score the win­ning run for the Breeze.

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