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