A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains – Fanwood Thursday, April 15, 1999 Page C3
CYAN YELLOW MAGENTA BLACK
STEWART RIPS 2 SNGLES; PINIAT STRIKES OUT SIX
Lady Cougars Roar in Sixth; Repel Raider Softballers, 7-1
By DAVID B. CORBIN
Specially Written for The Westfield Leader and The Times
Sophomore pitcher Alicia Piniat struck out six batters, but a five-run sixth inning allowed the Cranford High School softball team to secure a 7-1 victory over the Scotch PlainsFanwood girls in Cranford on April 7. Co-Captain Jen Stewart led the Raider offense with two singles.
Cougar pitcher Samantha Morano wasveryeffective andretiredthefirst six Raiders. In the third, Raider Marissa Lorenz ripped a single to center, then Stewart slicked a single upthemiddlebut norunswerescored.
Piniat retired the side in the first inning and allowed a single and a run to score in the second but picked up two strikeouts. Piniat had two more strikeouts in the third. In the fourth, Cougar Lauren Salvaggio ripped a triple down the third baseline. After striking out another batter, Piniat yielded an RBI single to JoAnne Devito. Morano popped up to second, then Robyn Schweitzer popped to third to end the inning.
Piniat singled in the fifth but the Raiders failed to score. The Cougars followedsuitwith norunsafterRaider Jen Vanderoff made a great catch in right field for the third out.
Salvaggio, the Cougar catcher, displayed the strength and accuracy of her arm by throwing out two Raider attempts at stealing second in the sixth inning. Stewart led off the inning by hopping a single past the second baseman. Stewart became the first victim of Salvaggio when she attempted to steal. Next, Diana Mendez whacked a single past short, then later became Salvaggio's sec
ond victim. Katie Church flied out to center for the third out.
The game fell apart for the Raiders in the bottom of the sixth when the Cougars took advantage of a miscue and scored five runs. Salvaggio popped out to Church at third, Murphy was hit by a pitch, then Devito popped out to short for the second out. Morano hit a fly ball which was dropped by the center fielder. Schweitzer walked to load the bases, then Jesse Carscadden stepped to the plate and sliced a three-run triple down the right field line.
Laura Johnston hit a pop-up which was dropped at second. Carscadden scored on the miscue. Next Lyndsey Pfeiffer hammered an RBI triple over the center fielder's head. Finally, Piniat struck out Meghan Zambell to end the inning.
With some wind knocked out of them the Raiders attempted to regain their composure in the seventh. Vanderoff led off with an infield single. Megan Miller popped out to short, then Jan Weiner hit a chopper
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to third, but when the ball was overthrown, VanderoffscoredandWeiner zoomed to third. Unfortunately for the Raiders, Morano retired the next two batters to preserve the victory.
"Errors were a major reason why we lost the game," said Raider Head Coach Frank Butz. "They got their first run on an error, but their second run was not on an error. And, in the sixth, we should have been out of the inning. You can't make mistakes against Cranford."
Butz furthercommented,"Weneed to sharpen up on our defense. We hit the ball pretty well today, but we did not put them together."
Happy with the progress of Piniat's pitching, Butz said, "Things have been going pretty well with her. She did a good job here and did very well against Rahway and Linden. Cranford is one of the better teams in Union County."
Cranford upped their unbeaten record to 3-0 and the Raiders evened to 2-2.
ScPlnsFnwood 000 000 1 1 Cranford 010 105 x 7 in the final three runs with her triple
to right-center field. "That really helped key us," said Blue Devil Head Coach Maggie McFadden of McKeon's triples. "Because she hasn't been hitting well to this point and today, she turned it on and got everybody excited."
Revived, the Blue Devils retired all three Patriots in the bottom of the third. "That is a key. After you score a lot of runs, it is important not to give any back," said McFadden.
After neither team scored in the fourth, the Blue Devils boosted the score to 11-5 with a run in the fifth. Guerrerio and Leonardis both singled. McKeon was hit by a pitch, then Katy Brunetto bashed an RBI single to left.
The Patriots answered with two in the fifth when Lopez and Germinario both scored as a result of a single and two more errors. Corbett ended any further chances of scoring with a magnificent, circus catch in deep center field.
"That was a real big catch for us. She has been working very hard to get better in the outfield and get a better jump on the ball," commented
McFadden. The Blue Devils unloaded once again with five runs in the top of the sixth. Thornton led off with a single to center and dashed to third when the ball was mishandled. Corbett bunted safely, then alertly darted to second when Thornton drew the pitcher's attention. Van Anglen sacrificed Thornton home, Guerrerio smashed an RBI single to left, then Larson beat out a bunt. After Leonardis flied out, Guerrerio scored on McKeon's hopper to third, then Brunetto drilled a two-run double over third.
Thesecond greatfieldingplaycame in the sixth when Thornton snagged a grounder at short, tagged second and fired the ball to first for a major league double play. "That was a real nice double play," commented McFadden.
Blue Devil Girls Win Slugfest With Colonia Patriots, 16-10
CONTINUED FROM PAGE C-1
The Patriots attempted a rally in the seventh but were held to three runs.Westfield improvedto3-2while Colonia slipped to 1-2.
"Once we started to hit the ball, we got our confidence back," said McFadden. "They were down when they came off the field and I tried to stress to them that one inning does not have to kill the game."
Concerned about her team's defense, McFadden added, "I am a little worried about the amount of errors our girls have been making. It is more or less a lack of focus. They try to do too many things instead of just doing the basics. That is what happened to us against J. P. Stevens and Cranford."
Westfield 019 015 0 16 Colonia 140 020 3 10
David B. Corbin for The Westfield Leader and The Times
FAKING A BUNT THEN WHACKING A SINGLE…Raider Diana Mendez fakes a bunt but later whacks a single to left against the Cougars in Cranford on April 7. See additional pictures on C-7.
David B. Corbin for The Westfield Leader and The Times
SQUARING OFF BUT FAKING THE BUNT…Blue Devil Courtney Thornton squares off as if to bunt but does not against the Patriots in Colonia on April 8. Thornton not only hit well but made a great double play. The Blue Devils won 16-10.See another picture on page C-5.
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