WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington High School Varsity Softball team (5-2) defeated Winchester by a score of 4-2 on Monday, May 6, 2019.
Scoring was a premium, with all of the scoring coming in the third and fourth innings.
In the top of the third, after Kacie Bourrell reached on an error and Jenna Sweeney reached on a bunt, Ashley Crawford (2 RBI) cleared the bases with a double to left center. Bella Kieran (1 RBI) later hit her own double plating Crawford.
In the top of the fourth, right fielder Gianna Brunetto reached on a single and then stole second base. Brunetto reached third on a drop third strike to Kayla Bourrell. Kacie Bourrell (1 RBI) executed a very nice safety squeeze scoring Brunetto for the Wildcats 4th run.
The Wildcats immediately gave back two runs in the bottom of the inning via a couple of singles and a defensive mistake. From then on, pitcher Ally Moran closed the door finishing up with 12 strikeouts along the way.
Second baseman Jenna Sweeney led the way defensively with 6 putouts.
WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington High School Varsity Softball team (5-3) was defeated by Arlington High by a score of 6-4 on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.
The Wildcats came out early and scored three in the first inning. The first three batters — Jenna Sweeney, Ashley Crawford and Ally Moran — reached base on two walks and a hit batter. After Bella Kieran struck out, Ryan Bailey ripped and RBI single to center plating Sweeney. Chase Andersen walked to load the bases again. Kayla Burrell singled scoring Crawford and Tori Gemellaro (running for Moran).
Bella Kieran was called out at the plate in a controversial call negating a big scoring chance for Wilmington in the sixth.
In the seventh, Kayla Bourrell reached on an error and immediately stole second. She scored on a defensive error by the Spy Ponders’ right fielder. Unfortunately, the Wildcats had runners on first and second but could not get the timely hit they desperately needed.
The Wildcats also made some errors on routine during the day. There was a lack of communication on some plays which resulted in the ball just dropping between the players.
“The plate umpire had a small strike zone today,” said Coach Audrey Cabral. “Both pitchers threw a lot of pitches especially in the first inning… Arlington was just more patient at the plate today.”
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