The high school baseball and softball seasons began Friday for Colonel Richardson with each team winning on opening day. The teams followed Friday’s success with victories on Saturday and Monday. The baseball team sits at 4-0, and the softball team is 3-0 on the young season.
AMERICAN CORNER — The Colonel Richardson softball team opened the 2018 campaign with back-to-back wins Friday and Saturday.
The second game featured an extra-inning affair at defending South Bayside champion Snow Hill with the Colonels winning 4-3 in eight innings. Tied 2-2 in the eighth, 2017 first team North Bayside honoree Kaylie Moore tripled to score Cassidy Stubbs. Pitcher Jennifer Larrimore tacked on an insurance run with an RBI single to plate Moore for a 4-2 lead.
Larrimore (2-0) struck out four while scattering six hits and allowing one earned run in a complete-game effort. She went 2 for 4 with a triple and two RBIs. Moore stroked two triples and collected two RBIs. Megan Stubbs went 2 for 2.
“It was a big win against a very tough Snow Hill team,” said Colonel head coach Brett Ireland. “Kaylie and Jen got big hits for us, and Jen pitched a great game.”
On Friday, the Colonels (2-0 overall) cruised to a season-opening 23-0 victory over Crisfield. CR put the game out of reach early with a 10run first inning.
Larrimore picked up the victory in the circle, and also registered three RBIs in a two-hit game. Stubbs stroked four hits in a four-RBI day, including a two-run triple. Moore was in mid-season form with four hits and four RBIs.
“I was happy with both our pitchers today,” Ireland said after Friday’s victory. “They threw strikes. Neither one of them had a walk today. Defense made the plays when they did put the ball in play. That was good to see.
“We took good swings,” he added. “The girls have been working, and it showed with the way they played today.”
Larrimore struck out two of three in the top of the first. Alexis Bates, Stubbs and Larrimore each had two-run singles in the 10-run first inning.
Crisfield appeared to have its first hit of the game in the bottom of the second when Taylor Swann drove a grounder to right field, but Reagan Tull scooped up the ball and fired to Bates at first for the out before Swann reached the bag.
Moore extended Colonel’s lead to 13-0 when he smoked a liner off the bottom of the left field fence for a two-run double.
From there, freshman pitcher Marissa Hyland took over for Larrimore. Over three innings, she allowed just one hit, and struck out five.
In the third, Stubbs ripped and RBI triple and Moore added an RBI single for a 17-0 lead. The fourth inning saw Meredith Camacho and Tull drive in runs with singles.
“I’m happy we were able to get everyone in the game,” Ireland said. “Everyone got a chance to get their feet wet. We have a bunch of tough teams coming up so we’ll continue to work hard.”
Colonel Richardson’s Jake Zebron delivers a pitch against Snow Hill on Saturday, March 24. Zebron won his start with a complete-game shutout and 10 strikeouts.
Colonel Richardson left fielder Ryan Stanton makes a diving catch against Snow Hill on Saturday.
Colonel Richardson pitcher Jennifer Larrimore fires a strike against Crisfield on Friday. Larrimore got the wins on Friday against Crisfield and Saturday against Snow Hill. Freshman Marissa Hyland got the win for the Colonels in a 15-2 victory over...
Colonel Richardson’s Kaylie Moore rips an RBI single to right Friday, March 23. Moore went 4-4 with 4 RBIs in Friday’s victory. She also broke a 2-2 tie in extra innings Saturday with an RBI triple. She then drove in three runs in Monday’s victory.
Colonel Richardson’s Kaylie Moore rips a single to left against Snow Hill Friday, March 23.
Colonel Richardson’s Jennifer Larrimore rips a two-run single to left against Snow Hill.
Colonel Richardson’s Alexis Bates strokes a two-run single to left against Snow Hill.
Colonel Richardson’s Cassidy Stubbs rips an RBI triple to left.