The ADSL’s spring softball season is in full gear now after dealing with many early season rainouts. The league, which added a fifth minor league team this year, is playing games at Toohig, Walsh, Town, and Hemenway parks. Currently there is a t-ball, five minor league teams, five majors teams and four senior teams that make up the ADSL program.
Saints against the Angels – Third baseman Meredith Gracia made an amazing backhanded catch to end the fourth inning against the Angels to hold them off in a well- fought game on Mon., June 10. Clare McCarthy showed her speed in rounding the bases and beating out the pitcher as she raced to tag her out. Ava Tankle and Caroline and Madeleine Richardson showed amazing defensive skills in the field, all making plays at second base.
Friars against the Saints – First baseman Riley Porter, hit a home run in the first inning against the Friars for the Saints sending Amelia Gracia home on Sat., June 15. Amelia had just hit a double deep into left field. In the third inning, Ava Porter knocked a double to center field sending one run home. Mari Dolan and Emily MacIsaac both hit singles to advance runners for the Saints, keeping the inning alive. Madisyn Glynn and Madelyn Habershaw have proved themselves to be utility players for the team in the field and at bat.
Crusaders defeat the Blue Jays – Christina George threw a complete game shutout against the Blue Jays on Mon., June 10. Isabelle McQuaide was outstanding behind the plate for the Crusaders. Sarah Mullen had three hits for the Blue Jays. Kelly McKenna, Kalen Walsh, Christina George also contributed to the offense with multiple hits. Lila Curley and Colleen Sansone pitched well for the Blue Jays. The defense was led by Addie Willet, Katie Kelly, and Maeve Pugsley.
Cardinals topple Tar Heels – The Cardinals beat the Tar Heels on Fri., June 14. Monica Kelley pitched four innings of two-run ball and hit a grand slam. Emma Donovan closed out the game. There was great fielding by Ananda Scott and Audrey Kelley. Emme Finnigan hit a home run for the Tar Heels.
Orioles over the Crusaders – The O’s topped the Crusaders on Fri., June 14, behind a complete game from pitcher Lola Roberts and a home run from Maddy Roberts. Adriana Taglieri showed strong defense at second base and Phoebe Le Ngo was especially aggressive on the basepaths in a great team effort. Rory Shields was outstanding for the Crusaders defensively.
Crusaders defeat the Blue Jays – Christina George gave up one run over three innings and Rosie Sweeney threw three shutout innings to lead the Crusaders on Sat., June 15. Hitters for the Crusaders were Anna Mullin, Grace Foley, Rory Shields, Sarah Mullen, Molly Hearon, Christina George, Kalen Walsh, Kelly McKenna, Rory Shields and Riley Flynn. Addie Willet pitched well for the Blue Jays. The defense was led by Nieve Tobin, Katie Kelly, and Bridget Casey.
Orioles Defeat Blue Jays-- The Orioles came from behind to score 9 runs in their last at-bat to hold off the Blue Jays in a hard fought 14-13 game at Town Field on June 19. Violet Riley made a great play on a fly ball in center field and had a key hit to spark the Orioles’ offense. Phoebe Le Ngo and Clare Ablett were especially sharp at third base and shortstop and it was an all-around team effort.
Ravens defeat Falcons – The Ravens bested the Falcons 14-10 in the rain on Father’s Day (June 16). Sofie Borges pitched a complete game, hit a double, and scored twice. Meredith Larson Bultmeyer was fierce behind the plate and reached base in every at bat, scoring four runs.
Compiled by Kevin George for the Reporter