catcher Slaughenhoupt making the catch along the protective netting. After consecutive singles, Kolakowski induced a popup to Colonel Richardson’s Morgan Willoughby to end the inning.
Willoughby started the second with a single, and scored when Murray blasted her home run to left for a 2-0 North lead. North Dorchester’s Brooke Morton drew a walk, and consecutive singles by Morton teammate Meredith Bell and Strange loaded the bases.
St. Michaels’ Samantha Romberger delivered by ripping a two-run single by the middle for a 4-0 lead. Easton’s Cameron Foster added to the lead by plating Strange on a sacrifice fly to center.
After a second scoreless inning by Kolakowski, the North loaded the bases on three straight singles by Willoughby, Murray and Kolakowski with one out in the third.
Adkins, who pitched a gem in the state semifinals against the 1A state champions Bo Manor and freshman pitcher Madison Penta, got out of the inning with a popup and groundout.
Morton took over in the circle for the North in the third inning with her longtime catcher Bell behind the plate. She allowed one hit and struck out one in her two innings of work.
The North added to its lead in the fifth with a two-run inning. Miles started the inning by blasting a solo home run to left. Colonel Richardson’s Gabby Galante singled to center, and later scored on a wild pitch for a 7-0 lead.
North Caroline’s Brea Bishop and Cambridge-South Dorchester’s Katie Smith were unable to play due to an injury, but coached first and third base during the inning.
Willoughby pitched the fifth inning for the North, striking out four. A dropped third strike and throwing error allowed the South to get on the board at 7-1.
Galante finished the game at the mound for the North, pitching the final two innings. She allowed a run and struck two in her outing.
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Easton’s Katelynn Miles blasts a solo home run in the Bayside all star game Monday, June 12, at Salisbury University.