counterpart, Bucs goalie Josh Chaney (11 saves), countered with a save at the other end. Kratovil then scored from in front of the crease off a pass from Smith to make it 6-0 with 6:42 left in the half.
Jake Miller finally got the Lions on the scoreboard with 1:09 remaining in the half. He pumped in a low lefthanded shot off a pass from Chris Connor for a 6-1 game.
Sticher fired in an underhand shot on a fast-break to put the Bucs ahead 7-1, 54 seconds into the second half. Only two goals were scored in the third quarter, the other a tally by Queen Anne’s Brandon Hickman on a sprint rush after he scooped a ground ball.
The scoring opened in the fourth quarter with eight goals total. The Lions (8-3, 3-1) closed within 9-5, with 4:01 to play when Paul Gill circled from behind the net and scored with a left-hander. But that would end their scoring, and the Bucs countered just 16 seconds later. Doyle rifled in a shot off a pass from Lewis to make it 10-5 with 3:45 remaining.
Smith netted a high shot at 2:23 and Mooney tallied off a rebound with a one-handed behind-the-back shot to finish the scoring at 1:30.
“I think we’re a pretty balanced team,” Jones said. “We have a lot of guys who can be dangerous with the ball and we do a good job of sharing it. When we run our ‘O’ any of the six guys playing ‘O’ can score.” Follow me on Twitter @csknauss / email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Shoremen Senior softball team is pictured at its Route 18 Park home field. Minimum age for men is 60 (before the end of 2017). Minimum age for women members is 50. They’re the only team from the Eastern Shore, and members are from all over the Mid-Shore area to compete in the 42-game schedule of the Baltimore Beltway Senior Softball League with games scheduled through mid-August, and with a concluding single-elimination tournament to end the season. They’re looking for more players to join the squad. For information, please call 410-758-2668.
Kent Island’s Jackson Kratovil takes a shot in front of Queen Anne’s goalie Noah Lode during the second quarter last Friday evening in Centreville.