Friday, May 22, 1998

Softball season in full swing

submitted by Rick Pearl

The Red Wings (3-1-1) continued to pound the ball, beating the Stars, 12-6, in Concord-Carlisle Triple A softball action last week. The Wings batted around in both of the first two innings, scoring six runs in each, to take immediate command.

Everyone contributed to the Wings' offensive explosion, including Allie McGuirk, Katia Ellis, Allison Margolis, Elyssa Michael, and Lauren Zwicker. Alison Keller, Neely Hall and Zwicker kept the Stars at bay with strong pitching, until the final two innings.

The Stars (1-4) rallied late, but couldn't overcome the big deficit. Lindsay Ventura, Alina Blum, Alison Stephens, Devon Jeffers and Ann Marie Bilotta all collected hits in the comeback bid. Laura Ferraro pitched a strong inning of relief, striking out the side.

In the only other game last week (the rest of the schedule was rained out), the first-place Diamonds put together a steady attack to beat the Robins, 8-1.

The Diamonds (4-1) scored two runs in each of the first four innings on 15 hits. Everyone in the lineup reached base, and several girls had a pair of hits, including: Brinnan Chartier, Joanna Perry, Tara Davidson and Stevie Pearl. Jenn Costigan, in her pitching debut, pitched a scoreless inning.

The Robins (1-3-1) made several sparkling plays in the field, and got hits from Grace Kelly, Coretta McGill, Aimee Carter, Lucy Huber and Alyson Volitura.