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Scott's Sports Spot
by Jack Scott
The girls softball team beat a stubborn Lee Academy team 7-2. Pitcher Sydney Ouzts gave up six hits with 10 strikeouts and four walks. We did make a couple errors and only one of the runs was earned. We scored five runs in the first inning and then only two more in the next five innings.
We did get a lot of hits, though not any extra base hits. Amber Jones and Julie Hutchins each had two singles and an RBI, Emily Cormier, Sarah Boutilier, and Moriah Nutter each had a single with an RBI, and Sydney Ouzts, Chelsea Brown, and Haley Brewer each had a single.
The girls beat George Stevens 15-1 in five innings. Sydney Ouzts gave up two hits with five strikeouts and no walks. Their only run was unearned. We hit well with 10 hits. Julie Hutchins had a home run and a single with five RBIs, Chelsea Brown had a triple, double, and a single with three RBIs, Janelle Ciomei had two singles with two RBIs, Haley Brewer had two singles with an RBI, Sarah Boutilier two singles, Sydney Ouzts an RBI single and three walks, Moriah Nutter an RBI single, and Amber Jones with two RBIs.
The boys baseball team had another cardiac game where we came back to beat Lee Academy 8-7 in eight innings. Sam Grindle pitched the first four innings, giving up seven hits with seven strikeouts, two walks and a hit batter. Connor Morey came in and pitched superb in relief, keeping us in the game and giving us the chance to pull it out. He gave up one hit, struck out seven and walked one.
We started well, with Joe Condon smashing a two-run home run in the first followed by Connor Morey driving one over the fence. It was a seesaw game from then on. We got a run in the sixth to tie it up at 6-6. Lee scored in the seventh, but Joe Condon tied it up with a home run in the bottom of the seventh. Connor Morey held Lee at bay in the top of the eighth
It was the bottom of the order for us in the eighth, but Tyler Robbins singled and got to second on an error. Nick Trundy advanced Tyler to third. Jake Starkey hit a ground ball to the mound and their pitcher decided to try for the out at first and go to the plate from there, but the first baseman dropped the ball, allowing Tyler Robbins to score. Game over!
We hit much better than we had at Sumner. Joe Condon had a monster game, going 4 for 4 with two home runs and three RBIs, Connor Morey had a home run, Hayden Ciomei had a single with an RBI, and Nathan Davis, Sam Grindle, Tyler Robbins, Nick Trundy, and Jake Starkey each had a single.
The boys lost a lackluster game against George Stevens 5-0. We made several mental mistakes and GSA beat us with fundamentals. We also committed six errors and four of their runs were unearned. Connor Morey pitched the first four innings, giving up three runs, three hits, three strikeouts and two walks. Joe Condon pitched the fifth and sixth innings and Hayden Ciomei pitched the seventh.
We managed only four hits, two singles each by Sam Grindle and Kyle Seile. We gave up runs on our mistakes and didn’t do well at the plate. We did hit several good shots right at the fielders and GSA played well in the field to take away hits. However this was not the level of play we had against Lee.
The girls are 6-0 but only in sixth place in the standings. Our anemic schedule will haunt us this year, both in challenge on the field and in gaining Heal Points. We face the possibility of going undefeated and having to travel for a playoff game. However we can’t get complacent against teams we best easily.
The boys are 4-2 and have managed to stay in third place. It is early, but we have gotten some good wins, though we face more tough games ahead to prove ourselves. Just the opposite of the girls schedule, the boys have a tough road which will give us good points with any wins and make us battle tested by the season’s end. We do have to come ready to play however if we want to stay up in the standings.
Both tennis teams get wins
The girls tennis team lost a close match with Schenck 3-2. In the singles, Esther Adams won 8-0, Allison Cormier lost 8-5, and Sasha Zembrusky lost 8-2. In the doubles, Kristyn Davis/Megan Weed lost 8-5 and Sarah Wilson/Mandi Lee won 8-2.
The girls won their first match playing Schenk at home 4-1. In the singles, Esther Adams won 8-0, Allison Cormier won 8-4, and Sasha Zembrusky won by forfeit. In the doubles, Megan Weed/Kristyn Davis lost 8-4 and Mandi Lee/Sarah Wilson won 8-4.
The boys tennis team won a very close match with Schenck 3-2. In the singles, Ole Bartos won a squeaker by winning the tie breaker of an 8-8 match 8-6, Drew Siebert lost 8-2, and Scott Roy lost 8-3. In the doubles, Tim Cormier/Ivan Zembrusky won another close one after an 8-8 tie, winning the tie breaker 7-4, and then Andy Turner/Doug Heanssler came through with an 8-1 win for the team victory.
The boys then lost a close match with Schenck at home 3-2. In the singles, Ole Bartos lost 8-0, Drew Siebert won a marathon match of almost two hours 9-7, and Tim Cormier won 8-3. In the doubles Scott Roy/Matt Duddy lost 8-3 and Andy Turner/Doug Heanssler lost another close game 8-6.
The girls team vaulted up in the standings with their win to a four-way tie for ninth. This is a good start and hopefully we can build on this. The boys are in fifth place with a 4-2 record after splitting two very even matches with Schenck. With a busy schedule in the next week (weather permitting), they look to secure a playoff spot for the first time in quite a while.