BSB Makes Early Playoff Withdrawal

The Amato’s Majors notch a win in the semi finals playoff game with Biddeford Savings Bank. Both team came into tonight’s match up with a 6-6 regular season record. Team captains were called to home plate for a coin flip, and all eleven girls from both team met with the home plate umpire, Will Marchilli for the toss with the Green and Gold winning the coin flip for home team.

Starting pitcher Chloe Griffin opened up the top of the first for BSB with a base knock to left field, then swiped 2B and advanced to 3B on a passed ball. Sarah Linehan then walked and moved to 2B with her own stolen base. Battery mate and sister Emily Griffin hit a shot to 2nd baseman Emily Jeffords for an RBI fielder’s choice. Linehan then scored on another wild pitch for the first two runs of the game before the Amato’s starting pitcher Abbey Murrell fanned the last two batters of the inning.

The bottom half of the first saw catcher Mary Farnkoff work the count for a free pass. Chloe Gorey up next reached first on an error with Farnkoff taking 3rd. After stealing 2B, starting pitcher for the Amato’s club Abbey Murrell stepped up to the plate and belted a 2 RBI base hit. After a stolen base and throwing error, Jamie Dillon took her turn at the plate with a runner on 3rd. Taking a 2-2 pitch to right center for an RBI double. After the first out of the inning was recorded, Chelsea Hughes took her turn and connected for an RBI single, later scoring on another stolen base and throwing error to reach the 5 run maximum bringing the score to 5-2.

The top of the 2nd only saw one base runner before the side was retired. The bottom of the inning Lindsey Kelley drew a walk after an out was recorded, stole 2nd base, then scored on a pair of miscues by the visiting team. The next two batters reached base before S. Linehan made a nice catch deep in the hole at short, then doubled off the runner on 2nd to end the inning. Score 6-2

Top of the third saw BSB draw 3 base on balls and 3 stolen bases with S. Linehan stealing home base for a run before the side was retired.

After an out was recorded, Murrell lead off with a base hit. Then advanced to 2B as Grace Bailer reached first on a fielding error. Dillon up next, knocked a RBI base hit before a wild pitch scored the second run of the inning before the side was retired bringing the score to 8-3.

Top of the 4th, Rachel Linehan reached first on a throwing error after an out was recorded, then scored on another throwing error for the only run of the inning as the Amato’s Girls only managed a base hit by Kelley in the bottom half, bringing the score to 8-4.

The top of the 5th BSB scratched for another run on an error and a pair of wild pitches.

Gorey leading off the bottom half of the 5th, lead off with a bunt down the first base line, beating out the play, but didn’t stop there as she alertly saw no one covering 2nd base, then kept the wheels moving as the 3rd baseman was still near home plate where the bunt had been laid down for a heads up, infield triple. Murrell up next then knocked in the next run of the game for an RBI. Dillon and Hughes also had hits in the inning before the side was retired bringing the score to 9-5.

The top of the 6th, Sophie Lawsure reached first, then stole 2nd base, but that would be as far as she got as Murrell struck out the side to end the game and advance the league championship game Wednesday night for a 9-5 victory.

Game Notes: Murrell’s pitching line 6IP, 1H, 3ER, 13K’s, 8BB. Dillon 3-3, 2B, 2 RBI, SB. Murrell 3-3, 2R, 3RBI’s. Hughes with a 2B and single and RBI. Gorey and Kelley each with a base hit.

BOX SCORE 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
Biddeford Savings 201110 5 1 7
Amato's Majors 512010 9 10 4

Date: June 14, 2010     Time: 5:15pm      Venue: 114 Field   

Biddeford Savings
Hitters AB R H RBI BB K
Chloe Griffin 2 1 1 0 1 0
Sara Linehan 0 2 0 0 3 0
Emily Griffin 3 0 0 1 0 1
Britney Plowman 0 0 0 0 2 0
Emma Hall 3 0 0 0 0 3
Caitlin Merrill 3 0 0 0 0 2
Rachel Linehan 3 1 0 0 0 1
Sophie Lawsure 2 0 0 0 1 1
Amy Ollove 2 0 0 0 1 2
Katie Weymouth 2 0 0 0 0 1
Kelleryn Jordan 2 0 0 0 0 2
Totals 22 4 1 1 8 13
SB: Griffin (2), Linehan (4), Griffin, Plowman, Lawsure (2)
E: Linehan, Griffin (3), Plowman, Hall (2)
HBP: Plowman
Amato's Majors
Hitters AB R H RBI BB K
Mary Farnkoff 2 1 0 0 1 0
Chloe Gorey 2 2 1 0 0 0
Abbey Murrell 3 2 3 3 0 0
Grace Bailer 3 1 0 0 0 2
Jamie Dillon 3 1 3 1 0 0
Chelsea Hughes 3 1 2 1 0 1
Anna Driscoll 2 0 0 0 1 1
Ashley Imler 2 0 0 0 0 2
Lindsey Kelley 1 1 1 0 1 0
Emily Taggert 2 0 0 0 0 1
Emily Jeffords 2 0 0 0 0 1
Totals 25 9 10 5 3 8
2B: Dillon, Hughes
3B: Gorey
SB: Gorey, Murrell, Dillon, Hughes, Kelley, Taggert, Jeffords
CS: Murrell
E: Farnkoff (2), Murrell, Hughes

Biddeford Savings
Pitchers IP H R ER BB K PT
Chloe Griffin (L) 4.1 10 9 4 3 8 0
Amato's Majors
Pitchers IP H R ER BB K PT
Abbey Murrell (W) 6.0 1 5 3 8 13 0
HB: Murrell

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