Amato’s snips Pleasant Hill Embroidery 23-14

PHE hosted the defending champs on a perfect night for a ball game. The Amato’s Girlz opened up with 4 in the top of the 1st on 5 walks and one hit. PHE countered with 5 of their own with only 6 girls coming to bat. The 2nd inning was similar with the Amato’s club scoring 5 while being matched in the bottom half of the inning bringing the score to 9-10 in favor of the home team.

The nerves of all the girls seemed to settle, and the offense clicked as the Green and Gold then scored another 5 in the top of the 3rd on a walk and 4 consecutive base hits taking the lead at 14 -10. Chloe Gorey stepped onto the mound to finish the final 4 innings of the game (her first 4 innings in the Majors), and not to be undone issued a walk and with an error lead to one run, but the rally was cut short due to the quick thinking of third baseman Grace Bailer who caught a sharp line drive and doubled off a runner on third base.

The 4th was scoreless for both clubs, but yet again the leather flashed for the Amato Girlz as Abbey Murrell, snagged a bullet of a line drive at second base then tossing the ball to shortstop Emily Jeffords for the 2nd double play in two innings.

The top of the 5th was capped off by the big hit from Bailer who smacked a 3 run triple to right center. The PHE club was able to score an unearned run in the bottom half bringing the score to 17 – 12. The top of the sixth inning was déjà-vu all over again as Yogi Berra once said as the defending champs tallied 6 runs on 5 walks and two hits, one of them an RBI double off the bat of Bailer. Pleasant Hill Embroidery were able to plate another 2 in their bottom half of the inning, bringing the score to 23-14


Amato’s Game notes: 1st 2 double plays of the season. Gorey’s pitching line 4 IP zero earned runs, 4 BB and 2 hits. Offensively she walked 4 times, had a base hit and scored 5 runs. Leadoff hitter Mary Farnkoff scored 4 runs and had a base hit. Murrell had 2 base hits 4 RBI’s and scored 3 times. Jamie Dillon laid down 2 great bunts. Chelsea Hughes had a hit, run and 3 RBI’s. Jeffords 3 walks, run, base hit and stolen base, Emily Taggart scored once had a walk and was hit by a pitch, and Ashley Imler walked 4 times, scored 3 times, and had a stolen base.

Ice cream has been promised by the coaching staff for a “traditional” double play. At the conclusion of the first double play, coach Gorey was the first to be heard from the bench, followed by many players to the cheer of “ice cream” thanks to the heads up play. Amused Coach Dillon couldn’t argue, especially after the Girlz followed it up with another heads up double play the following inning, Coach Dillon is sure we can hit Beal’s after the next game if the parents think we have the time. That means homework is done ;-) Great game!!

BOX SCORE 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
Amato's Majors 455036 23 9 5
Pleasant Hill Embroidery 551012 14 5 2

Date: May 24, 2010     Time: 5:15pm      Venue: 114 Field    Game #: 7

Amato's Majors
Hitters AB R H RBI BB K
Mary Farnkoff 2 4 1 0 2 0
Jamie Dillon 2 2 1 1 1 1
Abbey Murrell 4 3 2 4 1 0
Chloe Gorey 1 5 1 1 4 0
Grace Bailer 3 2 2 5 1 0
Chelsea Hughes 3 1 1 3 2 0
Lindsey Kelley 2 1 0 0 3 2
Emily Jeffords 1 1 1 0 3 0
Emily Taggert 2 1 0 1 1 1
Ashley Imler 0 3 0 0 4 0
Totals 20 23 9 15 22 4
2B: Bailer
3B: Bailer
SB: Farnkoff (2), Murrell (2), Gorey (3), Hughes, Jeffords, Imler
CS: Jeffords
E: Dillon, Bailer, Hughes, Kelley (2)
HBP: Taggert
SH: Dillon (2)
Pleasant Hill Embroidery
Hitters AB R H RBI BB K
Sarah Murphy 3 2 2 1 1 0
Caroline Matz 4 1 0 0 0 1
Rachel Maroon 2 3 1 0 0 0
Emily Hannson 3 1 1 1 1 0
Sophia Zidow 2 1 1 1 1 0
Lauren Loisel 3 0 0 0 0 0
Hanna Ricker 3 0 0 0 0 0
Hope Carrow 2 2 0 0 1 1
Emma Swanson 1 2 0 0 2 0
Elizabeth Lacognata 2 1 0 0 0 2
Totals 25 13 5 3 6 4
SB: Murphy, Zidow, Carrow, Swanson (2)
E: Hannson, Zidow
HBP: Maroon, Lacognata

Amato's Majors
Pitchers IP H R ER BB K PT
Emily Jeffords 1.1 3 10 4 3 2 0
Chloe Gorey (W) 4.0 2 3 0 4 2 0
Pleasant Hill Embroidery
Pitchers IP H R ER BB K PT
Sarah Murphy 1.0 2 8 8 5 1 0
Emily Hannson 0.2 0 5 5 7 0 0
Sophia Zidow 2.0 3 2 2 1 3 0
Hanna Ricker (L) 1.2 4 8 8 6 0 0
HB: Murphy (2)

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