Amato's Rally in 6th for 12-11 Win

Biddeford Savings hosted the visiting Amato’s Majors tonight. The Amato’s crew looking to avenge a rally that was cut short due to darkness in the last meeting between the two clubs that found them on the short end of the score board opened up in the top of the first on 4 walks, a HBP and a big 2 run double by Grace Bailer. Biddeford Savings was able to scratch 2 runs in the bottom half on a base hit and error.

The Amato’s Girlz went in order in the 2nd and had a base hit in the top of the third holding a slim lead of 3-2. The Bottom of the 2nd starting pitcher Abbey Murrell struck out the side. The bottom of the 3rd inning saw Biddeford Savings score 3 runs after Catcher Mary Farnkoff dropped a 3rd strike 3rd out with the help of 3 walks and one hit batter.

The Green and Gold scored a pair on 2 walks, a throwing error and a RBI double by Lindsey Kelley to tie the game at 5. In the bottom half of the inning Sophie Lawsure lead off with a sharp base hit up the middle, advanced to second with a stolen base. After and out was recorded, Katie Weymouth took one for the team, being hit by a pitch. After another out Emily Griffin drew a free pass to load the bases. Lawsure scored on a wild pitch, and Weymouth scored on a base hit by Britney Plowman to retake a 2 run lead 7-5.

The Amato’s crew threatened in the top of the 5th but could not score, and the home team only saw 4 batters approach the plate.

Down 2 runs, Chelsea Hughes lead off with a walk, advanced to second base on a text book sacrifice bunt by Anna Driscoll. Kelley then reached first on a dropped 3rd strike that rolled to the back stop and advanced to second on a stolen base. With runners on 2nd and 3rd, Emily Jeffords stepped into the batter’s box and lace a two run single past the Shortstop and Third baseman to tie the game. Emily Taggart up next had several good cuts on the ball that went foul then worked the count for a walk. The go ahead runs advanced to 2nd and 3rd on a wild pitch. Jeffords seeing an opportunity then stole home on a delayed steal to take the lead 8-7. After the second out was recorded, leadoff hitter Mary Farnkoff slapped a hit to right field scoring another run and advanced to 2nd base, then scored on a pair of wild pitches for another run. Jamie Dillon who was robbed of a line drive hit earlier in the game, drew a walk then stole 2nd base then scored on a pair of wild pitches. Murrell up next looking to help the cause walked, stole second base, then scored on a throwing error before the final out of the inning was recorded and saw the Amato’s team up 12 – 7.

Biddeford savings, didn’t go down without a fight. Leadoff batter Amy Ollove drew a walk, advance to 3rd after a stolen base an wild pitch. After a strikeout, Kelly Jordan walked and advanced to 2nd on a passed ball. Starting pitcher Chloe Griffin then walked to load the bases with one out as older sister Emily Griffin then laced a stand up triple to left field. Plowman then drove in the next run with a single to left, and advanced to third on a throwing error. The tying run at third, Plowman mad a mad dash to home on a wild pitch but was cut down at the plate on a very close call for the 2nd out. Catcher Sara Linehan up next, drew a walk, advance to third on a stolen base and wild pitch, but was stranded at third as Murrell struck out the last batter for the finale out of the game and an exciting 12 – 11 victory.

Amato’s Game Notes: A. Murrell 6IP, 5 hits, 14 strike outs, 13 walks. E. Jeffords team leading 5th HBP. M. Farnkoff with 2 defensive caught stealing and scored twice for team leading 24th time. 7 run rally largest of the season. G, Bailer 3rd double of the season. C. Hughes 3rd outfield assist of the season. Every girl put the bat on the ball and contributed.

Next game Thursday night for the rubber match between Amato’s and Biddeford Savings.

Playoffs Start 6/14/10
Championship Game 6/16/10

BOX SCORE 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
Amato's Majors 300207 12 7 3
Biddeford Savings 203204 11 5 5

Date: June 7, 2010     Time: 5:15pm      Venue: 114 Field    Game #: 12

Amato's Majors
Hitters AB R H RBI BB K
Mary Farnkoff 3 2 1 1 1 1
Jamie Dillon 3 1 0 0 1 1
Abbey Murrell 1 2 1 0 3 0
Chloe Gorey 4 0 1 0 0 1
Grace Bailer 2 2 1 2 1 0
Chelsea Hughes 1 1 0 0 2 1
Anna Driscoll 1 1 1 0 1 0
Lindsey Kelley 2 1 1 2 0 1
Emily Jeffords 2 1 1 2 0 0
Emily Taggert 2 1 0 0 1 1
Ashley Imler 3 0 0 0 0 3
Totals 24 12 7 7 10 9
2B: Bailer, Kelley
SB: Dillon, Murrell (2), Bailer (2), Hughes, Kelley, Jeffords
CS: Gorey, Hughes
E: Farnkoff, Dillon, Kelley
HBP: Kelley, Jeffords
SH: Driscoll
Biddeford Savings
Hitters AB R H RBI BB K
Chloe Griffin 2 2 0 0 2 1
Emily Griffin 3 3 2 3 1 0
Britney Plowman 4 2 2 2 0 1
Sara Linehan 1 0 0 1 3 1
Emma Hall 3 0 0 1 1 3
Caitlin Merrill 1 0 0 1 1 1
Rachel Linehan 2 0 0 0 1 2
Sophie Lawsure 3 1 1 1 0 1
Amy Ollove 2 0 0 0 1 2
Katie Weymouth 2 1 0 0 0 2
Kelleryn Jordan 0 1 0 0 3 0
Totals 23 10 5 9 13 14
3B: Griffin
SB: Griffin, Griffin, Linehan, Lawsure, Ollove
CS: Plowman, Jordan
E: Griffin, Linehan (4)
HBP: Merrill, Weymouth

Amato's Majors
Pitchers IP H R ER BB K PT
Abbey Murrell (W) 6.0 5 11 6 13 14 0
HB: Murrell (2)
Biddeford Savings
Pitchers IP H R ER BB K PT
Chloe Griffin (L) 6.0 7 12 6 10 9 0
HB: Griffin (2)

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