Weare Spins No-Hitter For UCT Rams Improve To 4-1
By: DAN CROWLEY, April 10, 2014
Amelia Weare pitched a no-hitter Wednesday as the Upper Cape Tech softball team (4-1) rolled over Cape Cod Tech by a score of 16-0.
“As far as I know no one else has thrown a no-hitter for us,” coach Mike Carrier said. “Sarah Garrison came up from the junior varsity to catch because our regular catcher, Hannah Rawlings, was unavailable. Sarah did a tremendous job.”
Weare went five innings, striking out eight and walking four.
The Rams gave Weare plenty of early run support with three runs in the bottom of the first and then blew the game open in the second with a 12-run barrage. UCT pounded out nine hits and took six walks in the second frame. The Rams added a single run in the third.
Freshman Sarah Vaughn finished the afternoon with four hits and four RBI, while freshman Amber DiBona had three hits, scored three runs and had two RBI from the leadoff spot. Kim Wight added two more hits, scored three times and picked up an RBI and Cayleen Joia went 2-for-4, scoring two runs.
Upper Cape Tech pulled out a 15-14 victory over visiting Avon on Monday. That Rams watched a 10-run lead slip away late in the game, but held on to claim the victory.
UCT started out strong at the plate, building a 15-5 lead. Weare and Michele Ryan each had big afternoons at the plate for the Rams, as they each had three hits and combined to drive in five runs. Krystle DiBona was 3-for-5 for the day, with two extra-base hits and three runs scored.
The Rams suffered a loss on Saturday at Bourne as a late game rally fell short. Trailing 5-3, the Rams came back to tie the game in the top of the seventh on a triple by Hannah Rawlings and a base hit from Weare. The Canalmen broke the tie in the bottom of the frame on a ball hit into right field that allowed the run to score from third.
Trailing 4-1, the Rams pushed two runs across in the top of the sixth. Krystle DiBona led off with a base hit, followed by two Bourne errors that allowed DiBona to score. A dropped third strike and throw down to first allowed a second UCT runner to cross the plate.
Weare surrendered just three earned runs in a complete game effort for the Rams.