PA Softball Rebounds From a Blowout With a Blowout

With the humbling images of its 18-9 loss to Londonderry late the previous week still dancing in its collective memory, the Pinkerton Academy softball team took out its frustrations on the lowly Manchester Memorial Lady Crusaders with a 16-0 win on that opponent’s own Saint Anthony’s Field on Wednesday, May 21.

This contest was pretty much over before it had barely begun, with veteran coach Terry Bailey’s 9-6 academy bunch bashing its way to 10 runs in the top half of the first inning on the way to the shutout.

The two teams only needed to play five innings thanks to the 10-run-rule, and the Pinkerton side accomplished the stunning feat of smashing four home runs in the lopsided victory.

Rachel Byrd, Amanda Joncas, Abby Amato, and Candace Moore laced those four-baggers, and Byrd finished the day with four hits in four trips to the plate with four runs batted in.

Amato, Moore, and Natalie Fabrizio all collected three hits and two RBI for their victorious side, and Sarah Clark laced a pair of hits for PA as well.

Starting pitcher Fabrizio and relief hurler Ashley Walalis also did superb work in the pitchers’ circle, combining for a one-hitter and nine strikeouts over five frames. Memorial continued its difficult 2014 campaign by sliding  to 1-13 with the defeat.