Shape Up Wins Rockaway Little League Title
Rockaway Little League ended with a great game for first place between Shape Up and Frank's Carpentry in the Minor Girls Softball Championship.The final score was 8 to 7 with Shape Up as the victor as they went undefeated for the entire season . This final game did give them quitea run for their money.It started with Frank's in the lead at 5 to nothing! Frank's success was due to great playing particularly by their pitcher, Caroline Kane!
However, they could not stop Shape Up from winning in the end.
Congratulations go to pitchers Kristie Carey and Meaghan King . King's windmill speed wasnearly impossible to hit! As for Shape Up's offense,there was no stopping the girls at bat.Key hits were made by Lisa Pelligrini , Kim Sluyk , Emma Collins, Sam Scaccia,Shannon DeSilvia, and especially the team's clean up batter, Ginna Davan .Another exciting play included a fantastic slide into third base by Julia Carey. The game winning hit was delivered by Madison Efron and the game's RBI leader was Caitlin Byrne.
As for the team's defense, Marina Cregan's catches at short stop kept the score low in particular when she turned a double play with Lisa Pelligrini. Throughout the entire season Shape Up was lucky to have three other noteworthy players namely Kelly Davan, Julia Kempner and Shannon Twomey , whose pitching was key all season long!
Shape Up owes its success in that game and all season to their amazing teamwork! Coach Regina Carey says, "We all did it together.Every girlcontributedand that is what made our team so successful."
The girls of Shape Up were pleased to receive First Place Trophies and are planning a party to celebrate theirvictory!