2-0 Nuggets look golden in Ponytail

Recreation roundup

April 20, 1993|By Mike Nortrup | Mike Nortrup,Contributing Writer

The Nuggets are off to a fast start in the Westminster Jaycees girls softball Ponytail Division, winning their first two games.

They routed the Panthers, 19-1, in last week's opener and followed up with a 14-5 victory Saturday over the Cardinals.

The Nuggets had 31 hits against the Panthers, breaking the game open with a seven-run second inning in which each player in the lineup hit safely.

Chrissy Charlton hit two homers and drove in four runs, Becky Sheehey had three hits, including two triples, Salina Auerbach was 4-for-4 and Jenny Stair 3-for-4.

Against the Cardinals the Nuggets broke a 2-2 tie with a six-run third inning. Charlton hit a three-run homer in the third and was 3-for-4 for the game, as was Auerbach.

Carrie Reeve's 3-for-4, three-RBI effort led the Panthers, and Kristin Little chipped in with two hits, two runs and one RBI.

* The Waves opened the season with an 18-1 victory over the Crowns. The winners broke open the game early with five runs in the first inning and nine in the fourth.

Lizzie Curtin paced the Waves' offense with three hits, including a home run, three runs and three RBI.

Becky Piotrowski had three RBI and scored twice for the winners.

Vallie Lewis played well defensively at shortstop for the Waves and Kim Mathias, pitching in her first game, allowed only one walk and four hits to the Crowns.

* The Jets got their season off to a fast start with a 23-9 victory over the Orange Crush.

Amanda Cofflin's grand slam highlighted the Jets' 12-run first inning and Sarah Bachaus hit a three-run homer to key a seven-run second.

Jamie Spear, Becky Kuchera and Amy D'Anthony each were 3-for-4 with three runs, and Spear and Kuchera each drove in two runs.

L Abby Cooper was 3-for-4 with three RBI for the Orange Crush.

Junior Division

The Aces won a tight game and an easy one to open their season.

They scored three runs in the first inning and held on to beat the Chiefs, 4-2, last Wednesday.

Shalise Magruder's two-run single keyed the opening-inning spurt, and Lauren Henry was 2-for-3 with two runs for the Aces.

Left-center fielder Alyson Young played well defensively for the Chiefs and went 2-for-3 with a run.

Eight players got at least three hits as the Aces crunched the Jaybirds, 24-12, in their second game.

The Aces scored eight runs in the first inning and the Jaybirds responded with six.

But the winners added seven more in the third and five in the sixth to pull away.

Katie Curtin was 5-for-5, Christine Hartle 4-for-5 and Henry hit two homers for the Aces.

Melanie Koltko was 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI for the Jaybirds and Brittany Georgiana went 2-for-3 with two RBI.

The Jaybirds had opened their season with an exciting, come-from-behind, 12-11 win over the Flyers.

Trailing 11-4, the winners scored eight runs in the fifth inning to win.

Georgiana and Koltko hit back-to-back homers early in the inning, Christina Lindsey singled in the tying run and Kristen Lippy plated the game-winner.

The Flyers jumped to a 7-0 first-inning lead in that game, the key hit being a three-run triple by Michelle Matthews, who had four RBI.

Gina Coco had two hits, a walk, two runs and an RBI for the Flyers and shortstop Teresa Grenagle had two hits and played well on defense.

The Chiefs evened their record at 1-1 with a 21-1 romp over the Flyers, as they sent 17 batters to the plate in a 12-run second inning.

Stacey Gates was 4-for-4, Kerrie Stultz 4-for-5, and Young, Lisa Kent and Tara Dorsey each 3-for-3.

Bantam Division

The Twinkees have jumped to a 2-0 record.

They broke a 7-7 tie with four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to beat the Orioles, 11-7.

The Twinkees also cruised to a 19-7 win over the Blue Jays, jumping ahead 19-0 after four innings.

Meredith Carter was 4-for-4 against the Jays with a homer, triple and five RBI, and Annie Pitts was 4-for-4 with a homer and three RBI.

Supporting the attack were Lauren Scott, who had two doubles, a triple and a single, and Kim Franklin, who was 3-for-3.

Pitts also had the key hit, a three-run triple, in the four-run fifth that broke open the Orioles game.

She was 3-for-3 in that game with five RBI, and Carter was 3-for-3 with three runs.

The Jays' Krystal Dixon homered against the Twinkees.

She was supported by Jill Barbe and Ashley Turner, each of whom were 2-for-2.

* The Dolphins scored five runs in the first inning and went on to defeat the Stingers, 12-6.

Anna Mayre's two-run triple highlighted the first inning.

Kasey Owings was 3-for-3 with a home run and three RBI for the winners, Jameson Cowan was 2-for-3 with three RBI and Alicia Kassakatis and Mayre each went 3-for-4.

The Dolphins also dropped a 5-4 squeaker to the Blue Jays. Cowan was 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBI and Owings was 3-for-3 with two RBI and a run.

The Blue Jays were led offensively by Jenny Everett, who was 3-for-3, and Sarah Whitestone, who hit a bases-empty homer in the clinching two-run fifth that put the Jays ahead 5-2.

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