Scott's Sports Spot

The Island
Originally published in Island Ad-Vantages, June 6, 2013
With four wins in a row, DISHS girls head for the quarterfinals

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Chelsea Brown makes the catch

Chelsea Brown makes the catch against George Stevens Academy The Mariners softball team plays in the quarterfinals on Thursday, June 6 at Calais.

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by Jack Scott

The girls softball team beat George Stevens 9-4 by virtue of a big sixth inning two-out rally, and followed that up with a 8-4 prelim game win over Washburn to move into the quarterfinals—they face #1 Limestone on Thursday, June 6. We trailed GSA 4-3 going into the sixth inning when we started with the top of the order getting three walks and three hits, capped by a two-run single by Whitney Brown. Abby Knowlton pitched a strong game with two strikeouts and only one walk.

Chelsea Brown led us at the plate hitting a triple and a single with an RBI, Shiann Closson a double and a single with three RBIs, Whitney Brown the single with two RBIs, Allyson Eaton a single with an RBI, Julie Hutchins and Michala Brown, each with a single.

Amber Jones’s reputation as a big hitter is becoming so well known that she is often pitched around and intentionally walked. It takes good plate discipline for her not to chase pitches that are balls because she wants to hit. Base runners are important and chasing pitches often ends in poor contact.

The girls swept Lee Academy in a double header 14-4 and 30-6. Abby Knowlton was solid in the first game with six strikeouts and only one walk. Chelsea Brown led us with a triple and two singles with four RBIs, Julie Hutchins and Shiann Closson each with three singles with three RBIs, Whitney Brown and Michala Brown each with two singles, Amber Jones a single with three RBIs, and Katie Haskell a single.

The girls easily beat Lee in the second game with Abby Knowlton surviving a bad second inning where Lee got its six runs. She recovered well and gave up only two hits with four strikeouts and three walks. We scored 19 runs in the first inning and Coach Terry Siebert got everyone into the game as well as switching his seniors around in the infield because it was their last regular game.

Chelsea Brown had a double and five singles with three RBIs, Shiann Closson five singles with five RBIs, Julie Hutchins five singles with three RBIs, Allyson Eaton three singles with three RBIs, Amber Jones two singles with four RBIs, and Nicole Nolan a single with an RBI.