STARTERS SOFTBALL WEEKEND RECAP (SEPT. 17, 2018)
Another awesome weekend of games for the Ladies of Starters Softball! A cornicopia of impressive performances to highlight including phenomenal pitching performances across all levels, probably more runs scored than in the last four World Series combined, and a couple of homeruns that made fans want to exchange their headwear for hard hats! Find out how all of our teams did below, Enjoy!
Starters 16U Smyth
Another good weekend for the ladies of our Starters 16U Smyth softball team who would go on to sweep both games this weekend, in impressive fashion, by scores of 7-1 and 12-0!
Payton Marker would get Game 1 started off right by racking up 6 Ks during her 4 no-hit innings on her way to the win! Emily Sievers would be the catalyst for the bats going 2-2 with 1 walk, 2 stolen bases, and 3 runs scored. Medora Rylee and Emma Eickhoff would each add 2 RBIs a piece to bolster the offense on the way to the 7-1 win!
Game 2 would feature a little bit of Deja Vu with Emma Eickhoff and Ashley Jahraus combining for their 2nd consecutive Sunday with a no-hitter adding 9 Ks to their prodigious pitching lines for the day. As if the combined no-hitter wasn't enough of a staple of the second game of the day, Anna Kelly decided to add a mic drop of her own unloading on two absolute no-doubt homeruns, which early reports suggest may have banked off the backside of Mount Rushmore because they travelled so far! No surprise here, Starters 16U Smyth roll through the game fnishing 12-0!
Starters 16U Dwyer
Our Starters 16U Dwyer team squared off with a pair of Crow River Fusion teams in their league games on Sunday. Game one of the day would find our ladies taking on the Crow River Fusion-Flores team. Pitchers Valek and Lassiter would make scoring very difficult for the Fusion in game one combining for a shutout! The team game together to rack up 11 hits in the first game, and Norah Schmitz left every body on the field in her dust by swiping 4 bases! 16U Dwyer drop the hammer in game one defeating the Crow River Fusion-Flores 18-bagel!
Game two of the day would find our ladies dropping a tough game to the Crow River Fusion-Bushman team by a score of 4-2. The game was knotted up in a 2-2 tie for a majority of the game after Brooke McGlinchey tied the game up with an inside-the-park homerun! Despite the good all-around performance, 16U Dwyer would ultimately lose the game 4-2 despite outhitting the Fusion 4-3.
Starters 14U O'Connor
Our Starters 14U O'Connor team had a very busy weekend by playing in the Mandy Matula Memorial Softball Tournament on Saturday as well as playing their two league games on Sunday!
The weekend would start on Saturday with the 14U O'Connor team going 2-1 in the Mandy Matula Memorial Softball Tournament. The ladies would lose their first game of the tournament in heartbreaking fashion by a score of 1-0. Olivia Wallace pitched an absolute gem allowing only one run while striking out 6! Despite the unfortunate outcome of game one, the 14U O'Connor team would rebound in spectacular fashion by defeating the Arctic Blast 10-0! The gamewas highlighted by Brooke Danna only allowing ONE hit and striking out 6! Additionally, Dani Fosdick decided that the scoreboard needed a weekend make-over as she CRUSHED a homerun that would break the scoreboard! The ladies would then keep the good times rolling by finishing off the day with a bang defeating Buffalo 8-0! Olivia Parker started the game allowing 2 hits while striking out 5! She would then hand the ball off to Mya Karrick who was up to the challenge of slamming the door with 2 Ks in the final inning!
I think some famous person at sme point in time said, "When you're hot, you're hot" and let me tell you, our 14U O'Connor ladies caught absolute fire! The ladies carried the hot play into their Sunday league games sweeping both Sunday games! Game one was highlighted by a Mya Karrick no-hitter with 10 Ks as well as Elika Veng bringing hr boomstick to the park finishing with a spotless 3-3 statline with 4 RBIs! Starters 14U O'Connor win game one 21-goose egg! Olivia Parker would continue the impressive pitching in teh final game of the weekend allowing 0 runs on 2 hits with 9 strikeouts! Maddy Tupy decided to lead the offensive fun in game two going 3-3 with 2 RBIs!
I sure hope our ladies on the 14U O'Connor team were smart enough to stay hydrated this weekend because they did plenty of running by stealing 16 bases on their way to scoring an absurd 47 runs in their 5 games this weekend!
Starters 14U Miller
The good times would continue with our 14U Miller team adding their own Sunday Sweep! The 14U Miller team would lead an impressive comeback in the bottom of the second inning to win 7-6! They would keep the momentum rolling in game two run-ruling their opponents 14-2 in only 3 innings!
Starters 14U Prep
The Starters 14U Prep team asserted their will over Club 612 on their way to an victory in game one. The 14U Prep team scored five runs in the fourth inning! Tatum Larson, Jade Thach, Ava Becker, Madeline Oberpriller, and Berit Fitzsimonds all moved runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning. The ladies also collected ten hits on the day! Emily White, Jocelyn Masloski, and Tatum Larson all managed multiple his for the Starters 14U Prep team. Larson, Masloski, and White all had two hits to lead 14U Prep team!
Another awesome weekend from our Starters Softball Ladies going a combined 9-3! Good luck next weekend Ladies and we will see you all right back here for next week's recap!