WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington High School Varsity Softball team (13-6) was defeated by Melrose by a score of 9-8 on Thursday, May 30, 2019.
The Wildcats came out flat, with shoddy defense that led to a 9-3 score after 3 innings in favor of Melrose. The third inning really did Wilmington in when they allowed 6 runs. They also committed 5 errors.
The Wildcats bats eventually got hot but it was difficult to come back from 6 runs down. Wilmington left the tying run on second base in the top of the sixth. Bella Kieran went 3-for-3 with a homerun and three RBI.
“We just dug ourselves into an early hole due to shoddy defense,” said coach Audrey Cabral. “We settled down defensively after the third but it was hard to erase the deficit… The girls fought hard but just came up short today.”
WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington High School Varsity Softball team (14-6) defeated Greater Lowell Tech by a score of 13-1 on Friday, May 31, 2019. The game was called after 5 innings.
The Wildcats put yesterday’s disappointing loss yesterday behind them and came out scorching hot. In the first inning, Wilmington went through the lineup and plated 5 runs and never looked back.
Offensively, the Wildcats were led by Ally Moran with 3 hits; Ryan Bailey with 2 hits (double with 4 RBI)l Jenna Sweeney with 2 hits (2 stolen bases & 1 RBI); and Bella Kieran with two hits.
The defense was on point. In the second inning, right fielder Gianna Brunetto threw out a runner at first base. In the third inning, catcher Ashley Crawford caught a popup and doubled off the runner at first base. And in the fifth inning, the Wildcats completed their second double play. Greater Lowell tech led off with a triple. The next batter put down a bunt and Ashley Crawford successfully threw her out at first. First baseman Bella Kieran completed the double play by throwing home to Ally Moran who put the tag on the runner trying to score.
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