Week #8: Holliston Senior Softball Wrap-Up: (thru 6/6)
Week 8: (Week 7 rained out!)
Kampersal 14 Mudville 4:
Despite the absence of C Brian McShane, Kampersal still managed to put 14 runs up in a rout of Mudville. Mudville erased any chance of victory when manager and 3rd base coach, Eric ‘wave em in!’ Kuharich foolishly tried to send home a runner from 3rd on a short fly to left in 1-0 game in the 3rd. The runner was out by 30 feet so, easy double play and the inning is over. Kampy’s then puts up 6 runs in their half and that was the ball game. Spot starter Eric Higgens pitched well in defeat as his defense let him down repeatedly. Kampersal 2B Mike DeFazio continued his hot streak (contract year, ironically) with 3 more hits and 3 runs scored in the win.
Jasper Rock 10 Johnson North 6:
With a 6-2 lead after heading into the 4th, Johnson looked primed for their first win. But ‘The Rock’ exploded for 8 runs in the 4th to take the lead as OF Brendan Collins has a bases clearing double to start things off in the 4th and finished 3-3 with 4 RBI and 3 runs scored. The fastest accountant on earth, OF Jeremy Cordon also had 3 hits in the win for Jasper. In a fitting end to a trying inaugural season, Johnson North ended the game on a strike out with the tying run in the on-deck circle.
Braggville 8 South 2:
In a game that is always circled on South’s calendar, Braggville smothered South and got a key 2-run double from RF Darren Fells to put the game away late. South, still feeling spurned by the sudden departure of their LF a few years ago, couldn’t get the clutch hit they needed in multiple innings. P Bryan Sweeney pitched well in the loss but was outdueled by Braggville’s Chris Connors who gave up just 5 hits and 1 ER in 7 innings of work. Despite the loss, South was comforted in knowing their former teammate is fitting in fine with his new mates. In fact, he left the game in his convertible with his closest teammate.
Lions 13 Queens 3:
Dalton Rd 13 The Hood 8
LF Tim McDevitt collected another 3 hits from his lead-off spot to give him a league-leading 24 on the year while Hood OF Colin Fields collected 3 hits of his own in the loss. Loyal readers may remember a brief mention of a new “Adonis-like ‘player on The Hood a few weeks back. Well, it appears Dalton RF Bob Cotting didn’t read that edition and was star-struck by the strapping young buck throughout the game. In fact, he asked the young star for a ‘selfie’ post game.
Anthony’s East 10 Brentwood 7
Anthony’s remained undefeated as they edged a scrappy Brentwood team behind the ageless P Jim Cormier who worked out of multiple jams early in the game with his Gyro ball. His defense helped him out too as LF Mike DelPrete made a diving catch in the 5th to end the inning and prevented 2 runs.
DYR 12 Downtown 2:
RF Ken Szjada went 3-3 with 2 RBI’s as DYR cruised past Downtown while C Mark Eagan also had a big 2-out 2-run double in the 4th to blow the game open. The loss moves Downtown 1 step closer to dropping to ‘B’ division for the first time in 10+ yrs. LF Scott Burke did his part for Downtown going 3 for 3 from his leadoff spot and hinted that a change of scenery may be in his future after another frustrating offensive performance by his teammates. (Downtown has scored the 2nd fewest runs in the league, only Queens has scored less!) More to come as that situation develops. Batting 19 guys in your line-up is not ideal so Downtown skipper Mike Adams needs to trim down that roster so guys like McCarron, Kiley, Kagno, and Drohan get more than 2 AB’s per game. Another free tip for Downtown management, put McCarron in the 3-hole!! The first-ballot HOF’er only batted twice in Sunday’s loss. Inexcusable…
GAME OF THE WEEK for WK #8 (6/13/21)
Johnson North (0-7) vs Queens (0-7): @ High School 6pm
- In a game for the ages, The Irrelevant Bowl, pits 2 winless teams against each other. HPD will have extra security at the HS for this match up as both fan bases travel well and have real animosity towards each other. Should be quite the pillow fight….
- We’ll have a full report of this game next week.