Girls get wins at Jonesport after loss to Sumner Mariners aim for playoff spot

Natalie Knowlton winds up

Natalie Knowlton winds up a pitch against Khatadin. Photo by Jack Scott

The girls softball team lost to Sumner 15-3 in an away game on May 20. After losing a close game to them at home, we didn’t do well at the plate and had a bad day on defense. We played fairly close to them for most of the game as we trailed 7-3 after we batted in the fifth inning, but Sumner put eight runs across in the bottom of the fifth to end the game. We gave up five of those runs with two outs and made four errors in that inning alone.

Natalie Knowlton pitched well enough, getting three strikeouts and only five walks, but the eight errors overall really hurt us. Morgan Eaton had a double and a single, Holli Boyce had two singles with an RBI, Ally Eaton and Logan Eaton each had a single, and Orly Vaughan had a fielder’s choice RBI.

The girls played much better defense with only one error in each game, sweeping Jonesport in a double header 13-1 and 14-1 on May 23. In the first game, Natalie Knowlton had four strikeouts with six walks and six hits. We hit the ball well, and the outcome was never in doubt.

Amy Friedell recorded her first hit of the season which was a legitimate inside the park home run for two RBIs. Holli Boyce and Allyson Eaton each had three singles and a double for a couple RBIs, Morgan Shepard had two singles and a double for three RBIs, Natalie Knowlton had a single and a double for an RBI, Ashley Haskell had two singles with an RBI, Jesslyn Gove and Madison Frazier each had two singles, and Baleigh Johnson had a triple.

In the second game, Natalie Knowlton pitched with five strikeouts giving up only two walks and one hit, that being a bunt single in the first inning. Allyson Eaton led us at the plate with two singles, a double and a home run for six RBIs, Amy Friedell continued her good hitting with a single and a double for two RBIs, Holli Boyce had a double for an RBI, Jesslyn Gove and Baleigh Johnson each had a single with an RBI, and Ashley Haskell had a single.

The girls are 5-6 and in 13th place. We have a big game against Schenck this week, and if we are to get higher in the standings, we need to play better defense against the good teams that are worth more Heal Points. The problem has been consistency, since we have shown we can do it. We need to finish with all wins to get a better position and confidence going into the playoffs.

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