Week #5: Holliston Senior Softball Wrap-Up: (thru 5/14)

Week 5:

South mauled The Hood, 27-9 as P Greg Copeland continues his remarkable season from the mound and at the plate.  Cope went the distance giving up just 5 ER on 6 hits.  He did make his first out at the plate though and is now 13 for 14 on the season.  Who knew speed was a part of Cope’s game too?  Is there anything he can’t do?? After leading off with a single in the 3rd, Cope tagged and scored from first on slugger Sean Jacquet’s absolute bomb to left. And, for the 15th year in a row, All-Star SS Jason Smith missed the Mother’s Day weekend game. The team hopes he can pencil them in for next week’s showdown with Kampersal.

South P Greg Copeland is capitalizing on is early season success with his own ad campaign…

Kampersal suffocated KingZ, 22-4 behind 2 massvie 3-HR’s from ‘The Big Hurt’, 1B Alex Kampersal and LF Brad Rowe.  Lead off hitter RF Tom Kampersal scored 4 times and set the tone early with a lead off double in the first for the Big Hurt, Alex.  LF Chris Boggess has now played 2 consecutive weeks without getting hurt though, Ripken’s streak is still safe.

Boggess waving to the adoring crowd as he leaves the field healthy for the 2nd week in row.

Anthony’s edged Brentwood, 33-10.  A big thanks to Mike DelPrete from Anthony’s for the in-depth game summary he sent.

A copy of the summary I received from Anthony’s Manager Mike DelPrete

Jasper Rock beat Johnson North, 23-15 after trailing 9-0 after the first.  Johnson got the scoring starting thanks to 3-HR (inside the park) off the bat of RF Charles Kerchner.  Jasper chipped away throughout the middle innings thanks to the bats of SS Paul St John and 1B Brendan Collins (both 4-4 with 4 RBI) to take a 15-13 lead heading into the 6th.  They broke it open in the 6th when OF Paul Howland hit a 3-run bomb to extend the lead to 5 and they never looked back.

Johnson North SS Chris King alone with his thoughts after his time blew an early 9-run lead in their loss to Jasper Rock.

Dalton Rd fought off a pesky Lions squad, 9-5 …. thanks to both teams for game details.

Braggville nipped DYR, 41-5 behind an offensive onslaught that would make the ’27 Yankees blush.  They took advantage of just 3 DYR outfielders and laced balls in every gap possible.  Every player in the lineup had 4+ hits, scored 3+ times.  Braggville P Chris Connors was dominant inside the circle too holding DYR to just 2 runs in his 4 innings of work. DYR CF Jay Miller ran approximately 8.4 miles during the game and had tingling in his left arm for 2 innings before collapsing in the 15-run 5th.  Luckily, an AED portable defibrillator was on site, and we were able to bring Jay back to life to finish the game. 

DYR CF Jay Miller being worked on by emergency personnel in the 5th.

Downtown doubled-up Mudville, 6-3 (predicted by this reporter) as OF Scott Burke went 2-3 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI.  Burke’s second double knocked in 2 in the 5th to break a 2-2 tie as the ball scooted by a former Downtown OF who was playing for revenge, tough break for him.  Mudville ran themselves out of a couple innings with 2 runners thrown out at the plate as 3rd base Coach Eric (Wendall ‘Send him in’ Kim) Kuharich showed poor judgement on both occasions.

In an all too familiar scene from Sunday night, Mudville’s Eric Higgins is thrown out at home to end a Mudville scoring chance in the 4th.

GAME OF THE WEEK for WK # 6 (5/21/23)

Kampersal (3-0) vs South (3-0) at Damagella 7:30pm

  • Will South have a full squad this week? The Boston Botanical Show is this weekend, so SS Jason Smith is likely 50-50
  • In a battle of unbeatens, defense usually wins, and nobody plays better D than Kampy’s
  • I will have complete coverage of this one next week.

 *Prediction: Kampersal 15 South 8  

*Prediction Record (3-0)


Ken Sawyers