Bronco Softball Wins Two, Drops One This Week
May 13, 2016
by Len Lathrop
Since last week’s summary, the ladies have had three games, well, really two games and two half games.
Wednesday the trip to Bishop Guertin was cut short by rain, stopped in the third inning with no score. Let’s call that a half game. Friday’s game at home had them besting Concord 6 to 8, in a see-saw match, which ended in the seventh inning when the Concord batter was called out, when, with the bases loaded, she was out of the batter’s box when she hit the ball. This was the third out and ended the game. When Exeter came to town on Monday the Alvirne bats were swinging in the first, and when number 6 put one over the fence with the bases loaded ,the score was 0-4. The Broncos kept moving runners and not allowing the Tide to cross the plate for a 0-10 victory. Tuesday saw the second half of the Bishop Guertin contest being played across the river. BG won by one run in the continuation game, but not much is known as of press time.
Bronco action from Coach Brisk:
May 6 – Concord at Alvirne
Final – Concord 6 – Alvirne 8
Fourth inning: Nicole Teague leads off with a walk; Peaslee came on as Courtesy Runner and advanced to second on a DeRosa single up the middle. Sara Siteman hits a line drive single to left center field scoring Peaslee and moving DeRosa to second base.
Ashley Silva reaches on a fielder’s choice. Jenna Bradish reaches first base when Siteman was called out on an interference call. Silva and Bradish advances on a past ball. Brooke Schrieb would then hit a single scoring both Silva and Bradish.
Fifth inning: Haley Peaslee hits a single through the left side and moved to second on an obstruction call. Alicia Salvalzo then singles through the left side advancing Peaslee to third base. Nicole Teague reaches on a fielder’s choice when Salvalzo was forced out at second. DeRosa singles up the middle scoring Peaslee. Sara Siteman then hits a long 3 run homerun to deep center field.
Pitching: Kelli Kennedy – three innings pitched giving up four runs (three earned) on four hits while striking out one and walking one. Nicole Teague (W) – four innings pitched giving up two runs (one earned) on four hits while striking out six and walking three. Teague’s record is now 6-2. Alvirne’s record stands at 8-2.
May 9 – Exeter at Alvirne
Final – Exeter (0 – Alvirne – 10
Other hits: Sara Siteman – single, Haley Peaslee – single, Jenna Bradish – single.
Offensive Notes: The offense was led by Teague who hit a grand slam and drove in five runs. The offense clicked from top to bottom of the order with all girls contributing to the win.
Pitching: Nicole Teague – (W) seven innings pitched giving up 0 runs on four hits while striking out five and only walking two. Teague’s record goes to 7-2. Alvirne’s record improves to 9-2.