Scott's Sports Spot
Web exclusive, May 16, 2013
DISHS Girls get lone win
Morgan Shepard stops Bangor Christian from making it to base in a home game on May 8. The Mariners went on to win 17-6 in a game closer than the final score reflects.
by Jack Scott
The girls softball team took over in a close game to beat Bangor Christian 17-6. We were tied 4-4 after three innings when we opened up a big lead with six runs in the fourth and never looked back, scoring four in the fifth and three in the sixth.
Abby Knowlton pitched well, giving up nine hits with three walks and six strikeouts. We made four errors early in the game, allowing for a couple unearned runs. It was our offense that blew the game open.
Chelsea Brown led us at the plate with three singles, a triple, and a home run for two RBIs, Amber Jones a double and two singles with four RBIs, Allyson Eaton four singles with three RBIs, Shiann Closson two doubles with an RBI, Michala Brown a double with three RBIs, Katie Haskell an RBI single, and Bekah Nutter a single.
The boys baseball team was unable to build off the George Stevens win and lost to Bangor Christian 5-1. The bottom line is that we were outplayed by BC in every category. We stayed with them for three innings after scoring the first run, but after their first run was earned, they took advantage of our lack of defense to score the rest.
Connor Morey pitched four innings, giving up three runs, though only one was earned, on seven hits with four strikeouts. Hayden Ciomei pitched the last three, giving up two unearned runs on two hits with four strikeouts.
We made five errors in the field and BC was opportunistic on the base paths to make us pay for most of them. We were very anemic at the plate and after we scored our run, never mounted a serious threat. We didn’t hit the ball well when we did hit it and got caught on base at other times.
It was just not a pretty game to watch. I know we can do better and we are running out of breathing room with games coming up fast and furious very soon. Connor Morey had two singles with our lone RBI, and Hayden Ciomei and DJ McManus each had a single.
The girls softball team is 4-1 and in ninth place by virtue of so few games played and a schedule without a lot of points. Unfortunately, our most point-worthy opponent so far was George Stevens, to whom we lost. Our game with Katahdin this weekend will be huge for Heal Points, so we need to be focused for that one.
The boys baseball team is 1-4 with many games coming quickly. We have our foot in a hole and if we don’t get going, we are only going to sink in deeper. We played a great game at George Stevens, but we need to reach down and play that way every game. Our pitching still is strong, but we need to back up our pitchers in the field and be more effective with our bats.