"We probably wouldn't have played like that (in the next game)". It's doing those little things and I'm glad we were able to do those things and it was a team effort. We started talking about when his mom was diagnosed, and I shared with him about my player getting the news.
Winamac coach Jenny Belcher said Crawford had surgery on her left foot in February and is scheduled to have surgery on her right foot this week.
"It is very easy to let the other team get in your head and distract you from just playing hard and controlling what we can control, but we didn't do that", she said. "We just look forward to that partnership continuing". "It's disappointing to get beat, but we put ourselves in position to win". Absegami's Thu Deo went 3 for 3 with a double and an RBI.
Julie Meza held the Raiders to two runs on six hits to get the win in the circle. Last season ended with a controversial call in an extra-inning sectional semifinal loss to Wausaukee.
In the second game in pool play, the Lady Cats fell to Harvest's Sparkman High by a score of 5-1. Galbo would hit an RBI triple to center field to score Julianna Cretella from first.
Kelsey Thomas went a ideal 2-for-2 from the plate with 2 RBIs, while Hope Mynard was also 2-for-2 with a home run and 2 RBIs.
Haley Ellefson struck out 15, Richelle McDonald had two hits and two RBIs and LHS took control of the game with a five-run fourth inning. Grundy's only runs came in the sixth inning falling to the Lady Tigers 9-2. He also pitched 3.2 innings, striking out four.
For Staten Island, Gabriele DeLeon continues to shine at the plate after going 2-for-3 in game one with a pair of RBI. The Lady Cats managed 12 hits as a team in the win over Oneonta. Eilers then laid down a bunt that King fielded and threw to the second baseman who was covering first, she just missed the bag with her foot leaving the runners at the corners.
The Red Hawks took command of the game in the bottom of the inning, snapping the tie when Gennarelli scored on a throwing error and Freire hit a liner down the right field line that went for a two-run triple and gave Parsippany a 6-3 advantage.
Parker Marcantel picked up his fourth win of the season, going 6 2/3 innings with one earned run on five hits with three strikeouts. That one inning, with that big home run, that was kind of a letdown.
When the tournament turned into single-elimination play, the Lady Cats drew Class 5A's No. 1-ranked Alexandria in the next round in what turned out to be a slugfest between the two. "I thought Lexi did a real nice job pitching, but if you have errors you aren't going to win. Our middle school team at Western, we chose not to play that day so they could come", he continued. "We are growing mentally and physically".