SoftballJunior -- The Aces, who finished first in the...


April 21, 1994|By Mike Nortrup


Junior -- The Aces, who finished first in the division last year, got this season off to a good start in beating the Firebirds, 17-9.

The Aces broke open a 4-3 game with a four-run fourth in which Beth Smith hit a home run, and Lauren Henry added a three-run homer.

Henry homered four times in the game and had seven RBIs. Sandy Hart was 5-for-5 for the Aces and Smith, 4-for-5.

The Firebirds' Lindsay Morris and Lindsay Pettingill each hit two-run homers; Pettingill was 3-for-4. Shelley Dinterman had two RBIs.

Ponytail -- Karen Herbert's three-run homer highlighted a four-run fourth inning that carried the Panthers over the Jets, 17-11.

Herbert's two-run home run and April Philips' bases-empty shot were the big hits in the Panthers' five-run fifth. Herbert was 5-for-5 with eight RBIs and Philips 4-for-5.

Abby Lindsay hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Crowns an 9-8 extra-inning win over the Fillies.

Niki Litchfield, who was 3-for-4 for the Crowns, had tied the game at 8, with a home run in the bottom of the seventh inning. Kasey Owings had four doubles and scored three runs.

The Waves had 19 hits to beat the Bombers, 28-4. Jordan Torbeck was 4-for-5 with two home runs and two doubles. Lizzie Curtin went 3-for-4 with two doubles, scoring four times; Rachel Flint was 4-for-5 with four runs scored for the Waves.

Claire Panek went 3-for-3 and scored four runs for the Waves, and Jamie Dodge drove in six runs, going 4-for-4. Waves pitcher Kim Mathias yielded five hits and didn't allow a walk.

Megan Straehle went 2-for-3 for the Bombers, with a run scored and an RBI.

The Cardinals came back to beat the Orange Crush, 12-4. The Crush scored four runs in the first on Jerri Amass' two-run single and RBIs by Kate Francis and Lauren Scott.

But Katie Stephan's two-run homer in the fourth tied the game at 4. Danielle Charnak then had a grand slam in a seven-run fifth inning for the Cardinals.

Christine Muffington was 3-for-3 and scored three runs for the Cardinals.

The Edgers beat the Nuggets, 33-19. Kellie Wood's two-run double highlighted a nine-hit, eight-run first inning for the Edgers.

Kris Roulette hit a two-run double and Sindi Stem a two-run triple, to key a six-run sixth inning that gave the Edgers a 25-16 lead.

Roulette went 4-for-5 and had a three-run homer. Stem, who also went 4-for-5, had a bases-empty shot. Kerry Cromey was 4-for-5 and Amanda Bray was 5-for-5 for the Edgers.

Bridgett Sheehy and Krystal Dixon paced the Nuggets' attack; each was 4-for-4 with a three-run home run.

The Sharks jumped to an 8-0 lead after two innings and went on to beat the Fawns, 14-2. Mandi Earp hit a two-run homer for the Sharks.

The Sharks' Jameson Cowan went 2-for-3, scoring three runs, and Nicole Hypes added a 3-for-3 effort and scored twice.

Kayleen Smith and Kyrica Frisby accounted for the Fawns' runs

with homers.

Bantam -- The Flames rallied for three runs in the sixth inning to beat the Dolphins, 8-6.

Karen Engle's two-run home run and Beth Smith's bases-empty shot overcame a 6-5 Dolphins lead. Engles, who was 3-for-4, had hit a three-run home run earlier in the game.

First baseman Smith also had a key defensive play in the fourth inning, when she caught a line drive and doubled off a Dolphins runner at first.

Erin Young's two-run triple highlighted a five-run Dolphins first. Brittany Beck was 3-for-3 and scored two runs for the Dolphins.

Kelly Amass hit a grand slam, and pitcher Jamie Hunt threw a six-hitter to lead the Ravens over the Twinkees, 16-1. Brittany Oliver went 3-for-3 and had three RBIs for the Ravens.

Megan Bray was 3-for-3 for the Twinkees.

The Stingers used a strong defense in downing the Bumblebees, 6-2. Stingers pitcher Jamie Schlipper allowed only four hits, and her team turned a triple play behind her.

that play, shortstop Angel Aversa caught a line drive, tossed to second baseman Laura Vigliotti to catch the runner off second base, and Vigliotti relayed to first baseman Casey Brangle for the final out.

Hollie Cushen was 2-for-3 with an RBI for the Stingers.

Bumblebees pitcher Jenny Utz hit a two-run homer, and Mandi Hepler had two hits.

The Gems scored in every inning to beat the Blue Jays, 21-9. Nicci Waltz was 2-for-3 with a three-run homer, and Joanna Eckenrode added a bases-empty shot for the Gems.

Missy Hughes was 5-for-5, with four RBIs and four runs scored, and Kelly Roulette was 4-for-4. Shannon Hunt went 4-for-5 and scored four runs.

Freedom Optimist lacrosse 12-14 Division -- Mike Rabinovitz saved his

fourth goal of the game for sudden death as White nipped Gray, 8-7.

Tim Chairs chipped in with three goals for White, Adam Reaver added one and Kevin Roy had an assist.

Tres Johnson and Will Gunther each scored three goals for Grey. Klayton Carroll added one.

Gold edged Orange, 13-12, despite an eight-goal, three-assist effort from Robert Onda.

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