RCS girls top rival Blue Devils
By John Bernhardt
Roxbury’s Marissa Greene was making up for lost time in the Rockets’ softball opener at home. Injuries in both her sophomore and junior seasons prevented Greene from getting much time on the softball field. Friday, Greene started anew, pounding out four hits and scoring four times as Roxbury launched a new softball season by beating Margaretville, 24-9.
It was shock and awe in the early going with Roxbury plating 13 runs in the first two innings. Shannon Sprague had two hits and scored two runs in a nine-run first inning. Kaelie VanLoan also had two hits in the Rockets explosive first at bat of the season.
Roxbury pounded out 15 hits with catcher Christina Chirappa blasting a homerun and scoring four times. Van Loan finished with three hits for the victors.
Margaretville scored all their runs in the third and fourth innings. Cora Bruno, Rachael Mathiesen and Cecilia Galatioto all had RBI hits in the Blue Devils’ four-run third. Bruno’s hit was a double. Kellsey Buerge and Kaitlin Short added hits in Margaretville’s five-run fourth.
Devils win first
Rachel Mathiesen scattered eight hits, striking out six and walking nine, as Margaretville opened Delaware League softball play with a 13-4 win over Jefferson Monday afternoon. Mathiesen got strong defensive help and pitched out of trouble in almost every inning of the contest. The Blue
Devils committed only two defensive miscues on the night.
Mathiesen helped her cause at the plate with two hits, one an RBI single, and scored two runs. Margaretville scored four early runs with two outs, two in the first and two in the second to grab a 4-0 lead.
Padding the lead
After working three walks to start their third at bat, Margaretville’s Alexis Molnar pounded a two-run single. The Blue Devils added one more run in the inning to build a 7-2 lead.
Two Jefferson runs in the fourth without a hit made it interesting, but the Blue Devils put the game away by scoring six times in their half of the inning. Kelsey Buerge, Mathiesen, Cecila Galatiota, and Cora Bruno all had hits in the inning.
Both pitchers settled in with neither team scoring a run after the fourth inning.