2014-04-18 / Sports

RLL Girls Celebrate 1st Win

Rockaway Little League Major Girls Softball 2014 season opened on Tuesday, April 8, with the Irish visiting the Buckeyes.

Throughout the game, the Buckeyes came on strong with great fielding and hard hitting. Pitcher, Margaret Murray performed very well, garnering 5 strikeouts, 2 flyouts and assisting with 4 outs made at first base.

In addition, Murray scored twice on a hit and a walk. Marie-Elise Piccinoe played first base and had a great day with 3 solo outs, fielded 4 outs from the pitcher and scored twice on 2 hits.

Morgan Connolly hit two doubles, one single, scoring twice and driving in 2 RBIs. Noel Cook slammed a double and hit a single to drive in 2 RBIs.

Catherine Wrynee made a terrific stretching catch in right field closing an inning, stranding 2 Irish base runners. Grace Boyle got 2 hits, scored one and had an RBI. Lauren Lynch got one hit, scored and had an RBI.

All the girls played a terrific game and took their first win with a score of 8-3.

The Buckeyes took the field again on an early Saturday, April 12 game as the visitors to the Gators.

The bats of both teams were quite sluggish during the first three innings with only one run scored on each side. Seemed like not only the parents and coaches need the morning coffee for these 9 a.m. games!

Catherine Wrynn opened it up scoring the first run on her single with the RBI Maggie Brady hit in. Morgan Connolly hit two homers, a solo in the 4th and a 3 run shot in the fifth, followed by an RBI double, scoring Lauren Lynch in the sixth. Marie-Elise Piccione smacked a 2 run homer in the fourth, pushing Carianne Sconzo in for a run.

The second half of the game wound up being a slugfest with the Gator bats firing up also. Ultimately the Gators beat the Buckeyes with a walk off in the sixth, making the score 11-10.

The Buckeyes season will continue with their next game on Monday, April 21 against the Gators.

The coaches are very proud of their Buckeyes, looks like it is going to be a great season!

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