THURSDAY BOULDER GAME NOTES
TX Sudden Impact 3, Birmingham Bolts 2
Christina Biggerstaff pitched for Impact. Leading 2-0, Bolts had just relieved Bailey Murphy; Jordan Zolman (Missouri) gave up a 3-run homer to Carly Holder.
Team North Florida 2, Firecrackers Snyder 2
Kalen JoJO McGill pitched for TNF. Lansa Petakof for Firecrackers. TNF had led 2-0.
SoCal A’s 9, GA Impact Gold 1
Hayley Copeland (South Carolina) pitched complete game.
East Cobb Bullets 3, CA Batbusters H 2
Kelly Barnhill for ECB. Taylor McQuillin for BBH. Megan Litumbe homered in the 2nd for ECB. Alexa Strid and Megan Litumbe scored on Laura Beall’s hit. Trailing 3-1, BBH scored on Karsyn Guzman (CSB) double but Guzman, the potential tying run, was out at home.
NJ Intensity KOD 2, Birmingham Bolts 2
Solid matchup between two rising stars: Tori Finucaine (Missouri) and Bailey Murphy, a 2016 lefty. Finucane is demonstrating staying power; after beating the Firecrackers on Wednesday evening, a game later she pitched the 5-5 tie with SoCal A’s. On Thursday, Tori pitched the 5-3 win over Corona Angels, with late rekief from Jordan Weed, then pitch this game against the Bolts. Tori and Bailey were well matched, Tori had 7 K, Bailey 5. Bolts loaded bases in the 2nd, but a K ended that threat. Katherine Bailey scored the first Bolts run in the 3rd .Sarah Taylor homered an inning later. Alyssa VanderVeer jacked a 2-run homer for Intensity.
NJ Jersey Inferno 5, CA Cruisers 5.
Scorekeepers in the stands and Spy recorded a 6-6 tie. Inferno built an early 3-0 lead, a solo shot by Leah Allen, a 2-run shot by Taylor Smith. Cruisers took lead on 2-run double by Chloe Pendergast, and rbi by Aeriel Carlson. Samantha Klune singled, scored on Mackenzie Tilles 2-run double. 5-3. Inferno took 6-5 lead on two double steals and a catcher error, 6-5. But, in the final stanza, errors at 3rd and 2nd gave the Cruisers a 6-6 tie.
Beverly Bandits 6, CA Batbusters H 4.
Taran Arvalo pitched for Bandits. Kristen Cullin for BBH. Bandits threatened in 1st but a double play ended the at-bat. Top 2nd, Maeve McGuire belted a 2-run homer, followed by CaraMia Tsirigos solo shot, 3-0. The Bandits scored a fourth run in the 3rd on a passed ball. Spy left to watch another game.