2003-05-09 / Sports

Pickles & Pies Take Little League Season Opener

By Coach Joie Fadde
Pickles & Pies Take Little League Season Opener

Pickles & Pies Take Little League Season Opener

By Coach Joie Fadde

The Rockaway Little League 2003 season began the weekend of May 3rd at Fort Tilden. The major girls softball team, Pickles & Pies, coached by Joie Fadde and Jim Carman took their opening day game by a score of 20-8 over George’s Florist.

This was a well played game by both sides with George’s Florist scoring first after a lead off walk came around to score in the top half of the first inning. A double play foiled a bases loaded threat by George’s Florist to end the top half of the inning.

Milagros Clarke led off the bottom of the first with a single and eventually came around to score the first of three runs for Pickles & Pies. Christina Salinas and Genevieve Prigge scored the other two runs.

George’s Florist scored two runs in the top of the second inning to tie the game and took the lead with one run in the third. They also held Pickles & Pies scoreless during those two innings.

After holding George’s Florist scoreless during the top of the fourth inning, Pickles & Pies came back in the bottom of the inning plating five runs by Vicky Hynes, Christina Salinas, Maria Sanz, Kelly Carman, and Arielle Zabala and took an 8-4 lead.

George’s Florist sent only four batters to the plate during the fifth inning and were once again, held scoreless while Pickles & Pies only managed to bring home two more runs by Katlyn D’Angelo and Angela Aiello in their half of the inning, increasing their lead to 10-4.

During the sixth inning, after holding George’s Florist scoreless for a third consecutive inning, Pickles & Pies exploded to score ten runs in their half of the inning after a pitching change by George’s Florist. The charge was led once again by Milagros Clarke along with Vicky Hynes, Christina Salinas, Genevieve Prigge, Maria Sanz, Kelly Carman and Arielle Zabala who hit the team’s first homerun of the season. Gabriela Pires was driven home when Tiffanie Carman hit the second homerun of the inning. Katlyn D’Angelo scored the last run of the inning for Pickles & Pies after being walked home with the bases loaded.

During the top of the seventh inning and after some fielding changes made by Pickles & Pies, George’s Florist managed to squeak out four more runs and had another bases loaded threat going before being shut down with a force at home, a strike out and a game ending ground out to first.

Genevieve Prigge pitched a complete game and the game ball went to Arielle Zabala for scoring two runs, getting some RBI’s and hitting the first homerun of the season for Pickles & Pies. We tip our visors to George’s Florist for a well-played game and wish them luck during the rest of the season.

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