Week #7: Holliston Senior Softball Wrap-Up: (thru 5/29)
In a game that had fireworks (literally) Braggville upended Mudville, 10-4 behind the bats of OF Rich Cordani and C Chad Engel who each had 3 hits and 3 RBI in the win. Mudville led 4-2 heading into the 6th behind the masterful work of spot-starter P Eric Higgins in the circle and at the plate as his 2-run HR gave Mudville an early lead. 1B Errick Spada followed an inning later with his 2-run triple to extend the Mudville lead but the Champs woke up in the 6th with a 6-spot erasing the deficit and cruising to victory.
In The Game of the Week, a pillow fight broke out as DYR defeated Jasper Rock, 7-3 behind P Justin Lessard who gave up just 1ER in 7 innings of work. Offensively, they were paced by C Ken Szjada who went 3-4 with 3 RBI and SS Jason MacDonald’s who hit a monstrous 2-run HR in the 3rd to give his team the lead (he actually hit the HR in last wk’s game, but I forgot to mention it so, here it is, JMac). As luck would have it, his freshman daughter, KMac also went yard 2 days earlier in her Varsity debut for the Holliston High softball team as they trounced Norwood to win the TVL Large. Congrats, girls! No word back from the commissioner on the waiver DYR submitted to get KMac added to DYR roster. Stay tuned.*
Johnson North earned their first ‘A’ win in franchise history with a 9-1 thumping of Downtown AND they sent me some game highlights!!! So, here goes…. OF Dave Lyskowski got things started for the kids with a 3-rum bomb in the first and Johnson never looked back. LF Jarrad Jordan did his Kelley Leak impersonation (Bad News Bears reference for the Johnson squad) and had 12 outfield putouts in the win.
*Sources inside the commissioner’s office tell me Downtown is looking to block the DYR waiver and claim KMac for themselves as they look to jumpstart their anemic offense.
Anthony’s East pounded
Queens KingZ, 19-2 as 2B Dan Higgins collected 4 hits and 4 RBI while CF Angelo Damato went 4-5 and drove in 4 as well. Prima Donna P Chris Landers twirled a gem giving up just 4 hits in 7 innings and allowed just 1 ER giving manager Mike DelPrete a lot to think about as Kampersal and their historic offense looms next week. Original starter, P Alan Lisak was short with the media post game, so we’ll see how DelPrete handles both mercurial pitchers as this game approaches.
Kampersal nipped The Hood, 39-11 as every player in the Kampersal line-up scored at least twice and had multiple hits. 1B Alex Kampersal broke his 2-week streak of popping out to the catcher but did smash another ball 679 feet for a 3-run HR. 2B Mike DeFazio had 5 hits and 5 RBI in the win while OF Bill Sticka remained hot with 4 hits and 4 RBI. Hood P Shawn Peters left the game abruptly in the 6th after almost being decapitated by a line drive off the bat of 3B Keith Carlton. Peters was later seen downtown wandering the streets and mumbling to himself as his season spirals out of control.
South took Lions to the woodshed, 31-14 as OF’s Sean Jacquet and Jay Skeldon each hit HRs in the win. LF Dave Franco went 5-7 with 5 RBI while 2B Steve Lawless was a HR short of the cycle. Lions 3B Mike McKenna had 4 hits and 6 RBI in a losing effort. Sad news to report out of this one as Lions Slugger Ned Daniels, in an effort to cut the South lead to 27 runs, tore his ACL stepping on home plate and is done for the season. Heal quickly, Ned.
Dalton Rd smacked Brentwood, 21-7 behind the arm of P Dave Birmingham who pitched great giving up just 3ER in 7 innings of work. 3B Jamie Ross continues to shine defensively and at the plate as he went 5-5 with 5 RBI and killed a Brentwood rally with a diving stab of a 2-out line drive to end the 5th.
Dalton Rd 3B Jamie Ross with a diving stab of a line drive to squash any hope of a Brentwood rally
GAME OF THE WEEK for WK #7 (6/5/22)
South (6-0) vs Braggville (6-0) Damigella Field 7:30pm
- Battle of the unbeatens!! Will the Champs be at full strength as they battle the injury bug?
- Can South break a 5-game losing streak vs B’ville dating back to ’16?
- We’ll have a full write up and photos of this game in next week’s update.