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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.

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