UCT Scores 53 Runs In Two Games
By: Dan Crowley
Over the course of their last two games the Upper Cape Tech softball team (4-4) has scored 53 runs. Friday the Rams ran over Sturgis by a score of 27-3, and Monday they pounded Falmouth 26-8.
“We’re getting better and starting to believe that we can compete,” Coach Mike Carrier said. “We lost a couple of close games, but we’re doing okay. We have a pretty nice team.”
Falmouth scored once in the bottom of the first, then added another four runs in the second.
“They hit the ball pretty hard,” Carrier said of the Clippers. “We got off to a slow start, but in the third inning we really got going.”
The Rams trailed 5-1 entering the top of the third frame, and that’s when they got rolling. UCT scored 18 runs, and then added another five in the fourth and capped off the five-inning contest with two more in the final frame.
“We blew it apart,” the coach said of his team’s performance in the third inning. “We really woke up in those last three innings.”
Jesilyn Isabelle finished the afternoon two-for-three and knocked in five runs. Danica Morris hit a grand slam and Mikayla McNeely went two-for-three with four runs scored, had three RBIs and, according to the coach, played well at first base.
“Everyone had at least one RBI,” Carrier pointed out. “Betty Grady was behind the plate and went two-for-two with a double and two RBIs. She played a very good game and scored three runs.”
Sarah Duffany had a double and three RBIs.
“We had 13 hits and only struck out three times.” the coach said. “Brittany Teahan had an RBI-single in the fourth and made a great defense play in the third inning out in center field.”
Alex Fruci went all five innings for the Rams, picking up the win. She gave up eight hits, while striking out two and walking two.
“Alex keeps the ball down in the zone,” Carrier noted. “All her hard work over the winter is paying off.”
Friday the Rams hammered out a 27-3 victory over Sturgis. Morris and Taryn McDonough each had grand slam home runs in the fourth inning.
UCT scored six runs in the top of the first, adding three more in the second, five in the third, and so as to leave no doubt tacked on 10 runs in the fourth. The Rams wrapped up the scoring in the final frame with three more.
“Both of the grand slams were hit hard to left field,” Carrier explained. “They don’t have a fence and both Danica (Morris) and Taryn (McDonough) are fast.”
Kate Anderson pitched all five frames allowing three hits, while striking out four and walking four. She was also five-for-six at the plate with four runs scored.
Morris finished the day perfect at the plate going four-for-four with seven RBIs. McDonough was also perfect at three-for-three with four RBIs and five runs scored. Isabelle went two-for-five and Grady was two-for-three as the Rams hammered out 17 hits.
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