NPF SATURDAY NIGHT
LITTLE FALLS, New Jersey – The NY/NJ Comets bounced back to defeat the Chicago Bandits 7-5, after being swept in Friday night’s doubleheader. Seven of nine hitters in the Comets lineup put base hits together to reach their second victory improving their record to 2-4. By doing so, the Comets knocked the Chicago Bandits out of a first place tie with the USSSA Florida Pride.
Olivia Galati started in the circle for the Comets Saturday night and got the win on her birthday. Galati allowed 5 hits and struck out 3. The Comets led the Bandits 4-1 throughout 4 innings, facing both Andi Williamson and Mel Dumezich for the Bandits.
The Bandits rallied in the top of the 5th scoring 4 runs putting them in the lead 5-4 over the Comets. Kimi Pohlman scored Danielle Zymkowitz on a base hit. Eri Yamada hit a 3 run home run.
The Comets fought back in the bottom of the 6th with Monica Abbott on the mound for the Bandits. Angeline Quiocho started the inning reaching on an error by Abbott, followed by Amanda Kamekona who reached first on a walk. Bianca Mejia hit a double to tie up the game and Dorian Shaw drove in Kamekona for the go ahead run.
The Comets shut down the Bandits in the top of the seventh to seal the win with a 7-5 victory. The Comets will take on the Bandits for final game of the series at Yogi Berra Stadium in Little Falls, NJ tomorrow night Sunday June 16, 2013 at 5pm EST.
USSSA Pride and Akron Racers Split Doubleheader
|CORPUS CHRISTI – The USSSA Pride and Akron Racers split a doubleheader on the final day of the NPF Coastal Classic at Whataburger Field Saturday afternoon before 1,650.
DiSalvatore finished the opener with four RBIs. Her heroics made a loser of Rachele Fico (0-1), on in relief of Brittany Mack.
As was the case Thursday and Friday night, USSSA posted first-inning runs. Mack issued consecutive one-out walks to Caitlin Lowe and Natasha Watley and paid the price. DiSalvatore’s double down the right-field line made it 2-0 Pride.
The Pride added on during the second for a 5-0 advantage, Lowe’s two-run double plating Andrea Duran (walk) and Kelly Kretschman (infield single). Watley’s single off the glove of first baseman Charlotte Morgan chased Lowe home.
The Pride’s Jordan Taylor carried a no-hitter into the sixth but the former Michigan Wolverine allowed five runs on five straight one-out hits, including a game-tying three-run bomb to left by Kaylyn Castillo. Taylor walked two and struck out eight.
Mack, who lasted five innings, permitted seven hits, walked four and recorded three strikeouts.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Sarah Pauly worked the final 1 2/3 for her second victory of the series.
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Norris and Pauly (2-1) threw blanks at each other through the first four innings, the two clubs combining for just three hits. Kelley Montalvo’s one-out, inside-the-park home run enabled the Racers to avert a series sweep.
Norris walked a pair and struck out six. Pauly scattered five hits and fanned five.