The Quakers fell to Pilgrim 2-1 in a game characterized by outstanding pitching on both sides. Pilgrim got on the board first with a two out walk followed by an RBI single in the second inning. Freshman pitcher Anna Costello was stellar for MB, striking out 14, and allowing no further hits or bases on balls. Though Pilgrim gained a 2-0 lead on an unearned run in the 4th, MB fought back in the 5th. After senior center fielder Katie Speltz reached base with two outs, junior right fielder Shira Sitrin came through with a phenomenal at bat, fouling off pitch after pitch before lining a 3-2 fastball into center field to score Speltz. Sitrin also contributed to the team in the field, with 3 catches in right and an outfield assist to end a Pilgrim threat in the top of the 6th. Other highlights included junior catcher Ellie Sherwood, who had a great day at the plate, going 2 for 3 from the 6 spot. The team knows where we can improve, but we also have a lot to build upon as we head into a crowded league schedule.
St. Ray’s claimed a 3-2 walk off win in extra innings after rallying from a 2-0 deficit in the 6th to tie the game at 2. MB played tight defense throughout the contest, with an errorless game in the field and a nice double play between freshman pitcher Anna Costello and freshman second baseman Hannah Roodhouse to end a St. Ray’s threat in the bottom of the seventh. Junior catcher Ellie Sherwood continued her offensive excellence, going 3-4 at the plate with a triple, scoring in the top of the first inning, while Costello contributed a solo home run to put the Quakers up 2-0 in the top of the 6th. The Quakers missed opportunities to widen the lead, however, and excellent pitching from St. Ray’s ended several threats late in the game.
MB claimed a walk off win with a two out single from freshman pitcher Anna Costello plating senior captain Katie Speltz in the bottom of the seventh. Costello struck out 16 in a complete game victory working with junior catcher Zoe Yazwinski in her first game behind the plate this season. Junior right fielder Shira Sitrin scored twice for the Quakers, and freshman third baseman Julianna Masse came through with an important RBI single as well as some outstanding defense. NK played outstanding defense throughout the contest, robbing MB of several hits with stellar outfield play from CF Emily Tow and RF Michaela Bucci.
North Providence defeated MB 8-2. North Providence pitchers combined for seven strikeouts on the day, while holding the Quakers to seven hits. MB catcher Ellie Sherwood scored both Quaker runs, with a homerun and some nice baserunning on a 1st and 3rd play. NP shortstop C. Haddock reached base three times, with two walks and a single and played outstanding defense to deny several potential base hits for MB. LF Elaina Furtado-Rahill and 3B Michaela Rizzo both came up with RBI base hits with two outs for North Providence.