WEEKEND RECAP (September 12, 2018)
What an amazing weekend it was for the Starters softball family with a return to league play after a hiatus over Labor Day weekend! Our softball teams saw some highs and lows over the weekend, and we were even blessed with a budding new rivalry emerging between two of our teams! Keep reading for more information!
Starters 16U Smyth
Staters 16U Smyth team saw there first weekend back from the break turn into a successful one finishing with a 1-0-1 record! Game one of the weekend saw our 16U Smyth ladies taking on the Arctic Blast Black that turned into a battle resulting in a 3-3 tie. Game two of the weekend saw two of our teams square off against eachother, but we will highlight that game in a bit! Top performaers on the weekend were Reese Holzhueter and Emma Eickhoff. Holzhueter went 2-4 on the day with 2 RBI's and a triple! Eickhoff also added 2 hits of her own on the day finishing 2-4 with 2 RBIs!
Starters 16U Dwyer
Our Starters 16U Dwyer saw a challenging first weekend back finishing 0-2. Despite the disappointing record, the ladies on our 16U Dwyer team were able to learn some important lessons and look forward to learning from those instances to grow as players and a team. They are looking forward to bouncing back next weekend!
Starters 14U O'Connor
Our Starters 14U O'Connor team lost two heartbreakers this weekend going 0-2, losing two straight pitcher's duels 3-2. In the first pitcher's duel, the 14U O'Connor team saw a marvelous performance from Olivia Wallace who struck out 5 batters with no walks in game one! In the second pitcher's duel saw another handful of strikeouts for the 14U O'Connor pitchers! Olivia Parker and Mya Karrick absolutely diced the competition combinng for 13 strikeouts in the secnod game!
Starters 14U Miller
The Starters 14U Miller team saw a split in their games this weekend going 1-1. A special highlight of the day came from Mia Mertens! The 14U Miller team was trailing 4-3 in the top of the fifth inning with Mia Mertens at the plate staring down a full scount. As the pitcher delivered the pitch, she clutched up and delivered a bases clearing triple knocking in 3-runs to take the lead! Kudos Mia!
Starters 14U Prep
The Starters 14U Prep team brought the lumber in their two games this weekend on the way to a sweep of the weekend finishing 2-0! The weekend was highlighted by an Emily White triple as well as the 14U Prep team putting up 16 runs in their two games to bring their season record to 3-1!
The Battle of the 16U's!
This weekend saw a rare battle between two of our own Starters teams! The 16U Smyth team took on the 16U Dwyer team in league play this last Sunday! The game got off to a bit of a rocky start as the pre-game handshake turned into a friendly, and surprisingly good, form tackle by Coach Dwyer on Coach Smyth! The actual duel between the lines would see some very impressive pitching performances from both sides! For team Dwyer, Allison Lassiter would provide a very impressive relief outing with 3 innings of relief giving up no hits, no walks, and striking out two batters! The other side of the duel however saw an even more impressive outing with Emma Eickhoff and Ashley Jahraus shining in their combined no-hitter! Sounds like the Starters 16U Smyth team got the last laugh this time even though laughswere had all around by both of our Starter team!
See you all week!