North se­niors flaunt ver­sa­til­ity

Record Observer - - Sports -

SAL­IS­BURY — The North Bay­side se­nior soft­ball all-stars en­joyed a fun Mon­day af­ter­noon to­gether at Sal­is­bury Univer­sity with lots of smiles dur­ing a 7-2 vic­tor y over the South.

Easton’s Jada Mur­ray smacked a two-run homer in the sec­ond in­ning, and went 2 for 3 in her MVP per­for­mance. Her War­rior team­mate Kate­lynn Miles added a solo home run.

Easton ace Joy Ko­lakowski started in the cir­cle, pitch­ing two shutout in­nings. She also laced a sin­gle, stole a base and nearly threw out a runner at first while play­ing right field later in the game.

“These girls they love this game,” said North Caro­line head coach An­drea Ward who coach the North team with her as­sis­tant Jody Ward. “They are such great play­ers, and it was fun to see them per­form tonight at a high level.

“It was fun to watch these girls to­day be­cause they are so flex­i­ble,” she added. “We had pitch­ers play­ing in dif­fer­ent po­si­tions that they had never played. It is great to see them show­case their abil­i­ties in ar­eas they don’t nor­mally play.”

The North loaded the bases in the first in­ning on sin­gles by North Caro­line’s Aubree Strange, Miles and then Easton’s Anna Slaugh­en­houpt was hit by a pitch. Mardela’s ace Kalie Ad­kins got out of the in­ning by in­duc­ing a popup to sec­ond.

Ko­lakowski struck out the first bat­ter in the bot­tom of the first, then got a popup be­hind the plate with her

PHOTO BY DUSTIN HOLT

Easton’s Jada Mur­ray blasts a two-run homer in Mon­day’s Bay­side Con­fer­ence se­nior all-star game at Sal­is­bury Univer­sity.

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