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“Roxbury hits way too well for us to give them two or three extra outs an inning.”
Safe Slide: Roxbury’s Taylor Peters steals second base at Margaretville shortsop Cora Bruno awaits the throw in Monday’s contest at MCS. The Rockets were 21-3 winners. — Photos by Dick SanfordSafe Slide: Roxbury’s Taylor Peters steals second base at Margaretville shortsop Cora Bruno awaits the throw in Monday’s contest at MCS. The Rockets were 21-3 winners. — Photos by Dick Sanford
That was how Margaretville softball coach Kyle Holden sum­med up his team’s 21-3 loss to the Rockets on Monday. Holden’s team piled up 14 defensive errors providing a huge boost to the Rockets’ offensive game.
Roxbury scored in every inning, plating five runners in the first, fourth and fifth frames. Lizzie Davis had a big day at the plate for the Rockets going two-for-two with a pair of walks and scoring four times. Kaelie VanLoan and Caroline Davis also scored four runs for Roxbury. Jade Meehan had a fifth-inning double for the victors.
Safe on Second: Shannon Sprague of Roxbury gets set to catch the ball, but a Margaretville base runner slides in second base safely during Monday’s contest at MCS.Safe on Second: Shannon Sprague of Roxbury gets set to catch the ball, but a Margaretville base runner slides in second base safely during Monday’s contest at MCS.
Sierra Mattice worked four innings to pick up the win for the Rockets. Mattice allowed only two hits, both first-inning singles by Elia Tanzer and Cora Bruno when the Blue Devils scored two times. Mattice struck out three and walked only two. Devin Fox worked the final inning for the Rockets and struck out the side.
Holden was pleased with the improved command of his starting pitcher, Hailee Hunter, but shoddy glove work contributed strongly to Hunter’s undoing. “Our pitchers were throwing more strikes today but our defense allowed one play to seep into the next play,” lamented Holden.
“Jane’s girls played really well,” praised the Margaretville coach. “They made the plays they needed to play. They kept our speedsters off the bases like they needed to do. They were very calm.”
Margaretville travels to South Kortright on Friday.
Steppin' Home: Margaretville’s Kim Fairbairn crosses the bag safely as Roxbury’s Jade Meehan awaits the throw during Monday’s contest at MCS.Steppin' Home: Margaretville’s Kim Fairbairn crosses the bag safely as Roxbury’s Jade Meehan awaits the throw during Monday’s contest at MCS.