MCS, Roxbury girls earn softball victories

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Trailing 4-1 in the bottom of the sixth inning, the Margaretville bats finally came alive. The Blue Devils scored runs in each of the final frames to edge Gilboa, 5-4, in a Delaware League softball contest played Monday night in Margaretville.

Rachel Matheisen blasted a home run in the sixth to awaken the Blue Devil’s slumbering bats. Crafty base running helped Margaretville tie the game in the bottom of the seventh. Amy Filupeit singled, stole second, advanced to third tagging up on an outfield fly ball, and raced home on Tess Svoboda’s infield ground out.

Hull leads Devils to win over 'Cats

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Command of the strike zone is a softball difference maker. Monday in Margaretville, Danielle Hull had it. The pitchers from Davenport did not.

Hull threw strikes the entire night, striking out seven Wildcats and walking only two. Davenport handed out 14 free passes with nine of the Blue Devil recipients eventually reaching home base as the Blue Devils downed their guests 17-6.

Roxbury stages huge rally in baseball

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Move over New York Yankees. The Bronx Bombers aren’t the only team in town who can piece together a colossal come-from-behind victory. Over the weekend, trailing 9-0 against hated rival Boston, the Yanks scored 15 runs over three innings in an historic comeback victory.

Area bowlers rolled to tournament win


Margaretville — Two exciting bowling tournaments took place at Margaretville Bowl last week.
On Wednesday, October 11 the 700 Club had another large field of bowlers in the annual event. Open to any bowler who has ever rolled a 700 series of three games in league play at Margaretville Bowl, the scratch tournament had eight local sponsors. This year, for only the third time in its history, a 700 series was rolled during the competition when Ken Cartwright rolled a 711 series.

Teams gear up for busy spring

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Every day’s a busy day for local high school softball and baseball teams as they return from spring vacation. In the next month local teams will play the lion’s share of the spring schedules with most teams playing 10 or more games over that time span.

MCS baseball rallies past Roxbury


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With the score tied and the game on the line in the bottom of the seventh inning, Kyle Short spoke with his bat. Runners danced from the corners with two outs when the Margaretville pitcher/shortstop stepped to the plate. Short sliced a fastball over the shortstop’s head into left field, and the Margaretville baseball team had its first win of the season, a 9-8, walk-off victory over Roxbury.

Keator gem lifts Lady Rockets past Devils


By John Bernhardt
Satchel Paige claimed his pitching philosophy was simple: keep the ball away from the bat. Last Thursday Roxbury softball pitcher Brittany Keator would have made the baseball pitching legend proud as she kept the ball far away from Margaretville’s bats while tossing a one-hit pitching gem to guide the Rockets past Margaretville, 8-0, in a key Delaware League match-up. Keator struck out 13 and walked one in her pitching masterpiece.

MCS softball team aims for title; young baseball squad rebuilding

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Championship softball has become part of the Margaretville Blue Devil brand. The Blue Devils’ title run in the Delaware League’s Upper Division has reached four, and Margaretville has captured the overall crown two years in a row.

Margaretville Coach Bill Lonecke feels his 2012 team is positioned to keep the magic going.
“We’re looking to run the table. Our goal is five and up. We’ve got the talent. We’ve got the speed. We’ve got kids that are hungry and want to win,” emphasized the Margaretville coach.

RCS coaches have high hopes for baseball, softball teams

By John Bernhardt
For three seasons Roxbury baseball coach Greg Funck has watched his squad evolve. Hard work, a focus on fundamentals, and a healthy dose of patience are all a part of a baseball transformation that Funck believes should result in a Delaware League championship for his team this year.

“We’re setting the bar high this season,” Funck explained when previewing his team. “We want the league. We have a team that can compete with anyone on the baseball field this spring.”

Baseball, softball clubs get season off to chilly start

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Roxbury softball coach Jane Ware marveled at the fact that by April 2 her team had already played three softball games. The Rockets have started their season by winning three straight.

“When you beat the team that nudged you out of a division title the previous season, upend the league’s defending champion, and go to Hunter and bring home a win, you have to be feeling pretty good,” laughed Ware.

Ware’s charges toppled Gilboa, 11-7, last Thursday, toppled Margaretville, 9-5, on Friday, and battered Hunter, 30-2, Monday night.

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