|Northern Connecticut Girls' Softball League
2013 MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION SCHEDULE and GAME SUMMARIES
* * All Games Begin at 6:00PM Unless Otherwise Noted * *
* * Playing Field is First Field Listed in "Locations of Playing Fields" Unless Otherwise Noted * *
- Tuesday, June 18th
Northwest at Enfield - postponed by rain to Friday, July 12th.
West Hartford at Somers - postponed by rain to Friday, June 28th.
Vernon at East Hartford - postponed by rain to Thursday, August 8th.
- Thursday, June 20th
Enfield 16, West Hartford 7. Behind solid pitching, phenominal defense and timely hitting, the Enfield Fireballs outpaced the West Hartford Fury by a score of 16 to 7 at Whit Acres Memorial Park in Enfield. Enfield was led by the speed of leadoff hitter Erica Lovering (4 runs scored), the pitching of Stephanie Kula (complete game) and the bat of Sydni Damato (2 doubles, 3 hits). Rookies Brianna Pelletier (5 assists) and Essy Diaz (dazzling behind the plate) contributed to Enfield's stellar defense. West Hartford was led by Mackenzie Griffith, Emma Gothelf and the hot bat of Erin O'Meara.
Hebron 14, Coventry 12. Hebron rode a two-out rally in the sixth inning to pull out a come-from-behind win against Coventry in the season opener for both teams. Coventry jumped out to an early lead with well executed small-ball offense highlighted by great baserunning. The top of the Coventry order was paced by Leah St.Onge and Madison Francis, who each had multiple hits and runs scored, while Jenna Papandrea added two hits, including a double, and also pitched well. Shea Vignone was rock solid behind the plate, picking off two Hebron runners from third base. Colby Scott and Jennie Fetzer pitched well for Hebron and their batterymate Alley Taylor was a workhorse behind the dish. Colby also had two hits and three runs scored. Jocelyn Webb and Kristina Kasper played well on both sides of the ball for Hebron, contributing solid defense to go along with their multiple hits and rund scored.
Northwest 3, East Hartford 2.
- Tuesday, June 25th
Somers 28, Granby 11.
Northwest 11, West Hartford 6.
Coventry 12, Vernon 10.
East Hartford 7, Glastonbury 0. (forfeit)
Enfield 7, Hebron 0. (forfeit)
- Thursday, June 27th
Hebron 16, Vernon 6.
Coventry 7, East Hartford 0. (forfeit)
Granby at West Hartford - postponed by rain to Friday, July 19th.
- Friday, June 28th
Somers 13, West Hartford 10. (from 6/18)
- Tuesday, July 2nd
Enfield 18, Vernon 5. The Enfield Fireballs defeated Vernon by a score of 18 to 5 at Volunteer Field. Enfield was led by the hitting of Regina Leblanc (2 for 2 with two doubles and a sacrifice fly) and the pitching of Stephanie Kula (5 innings, 7 hits, 3 walks and two earned runs). Vernon had strong contributions at the plate by Katie Geisinger and Emma Bardon.
Northwest 11, Granby 0.
West Hartford 8, Somers 3.
Coventry 11, Hebron 8.
Glastonbury 7, East Hartford 0. (forfeit)
- Tuesday, July 9th
Enfield 20, Granby 10. At Whit Acres Park, the Enfield Fireballs rallied from a five run deficit to defeat Granby by a score of 20 to 10. Granby put up ten runs through four innings behind the slugging of Cloe Gosselyn, Natalie Crose and Farrell Gothers. The Fireballs responded with a flourish with five runs in the fourth inning, eight in the fifth inning and finished it off in the bottom half of the sixth inning. Enfield was led at the plate by Erica Lovering (3 hits, 4 runs), Steph Kula (3 hits) and Brianna Pelletier (3 hits). Enfield's Jessie Maier connected for her first home run of the season and Sydni Damato stayed hot with another double and a sac fly.
Northwest 14, West Hartford 0.
Somers 13, Vernon 3.
East Hartford 13, Hebron 2.
Coventry 9, Glastonbury 6.
- Thursday, July 11th
Enfield 11, Somers 4. The Enfield Fireballs stayed hot to open the season, posting an 11 to 4 victory over visiting Somers. Enfield relied on their solid pitching and defense and continued to fire on all cylinders offensively as they churned out ten hits. Somers made it interesting in the third inning as they pushed across two runs to pull within a run, with their offense being led by Whitney Knight and Lauren Masamery. Enfield plated four runs in the fourth inning, one in the fifth and three more in the sixth as Brianna Pelletier, Sydni Damato, Reggie LeBlanc and Erica Lovering paced the offense. Steph Kula and Kaitlyn Bourque split time in the circle for Enfield, yielding only five hits and striking out six.
Northwest 15, Glastonbury 3.
Coventry 19, Vernon 3.
Hebron 6, East Hartford 4.
Granby 8, West Hartford 7.
- Friday, July 12th
Enfield 6, Northwest 4 (1st game). (from 6/18) In a battle of the undefeated, the Enfield Fireballs downed a tough Northwest team by a score of 6 to 4 in game one of a doubleheader at Higgins Field. Northwest jumped out to an early lead as they plated two runs in the top of the first inning led by Marissa Swartley and Jackie Chase. Enfield mustered a single run in the first inning as Erica Lovering walked and toured the bases, and Enfield tied the score at two with a single run in the bottom half of the second inning as Sydni Damato singled and was eventually knocked in on an RBI groundout by Essy Diaz. Enfield plated three runs in the third inning, playing small ball and led by Erica, Jessie Maier, Brianna Pelletier and another big hit by Sydni. Enfield scored one more time in the bottom of the fourth inning as Steph Kula singled and was knocked in by Erica. Northwest scored a single run in the fifth inning and made things very interesting in the top of the seventh inning as they scored another run and had two runners on base as the final out settled into Erica's glove to end the game. Pitcher Stephanie Kula pushed her record to five wins and zero losses.
Enfield 12, Northwest 7 (2nd game). Enfield defeated Northwest in game two of the doubleheader, under the lights at Higgins Field. Northwest struck first with three runs in the bottom of the first inning as Marissa Swartley and Katie Wald led the Xtreme offense. Enfield scored four runs in the top of the second as Sydni Damato and Steph Kula belted out hits. Northwest answered with another three runs as Sara Frieze and Kaitlyn Carrozza knocked in a couple. The Xtreme pushed their last two runs of the game across the plate in the bottom of the third inning to take a 7-4 lead. Enfield would not be denied as they cut it to 7-6 in the top of the fourth inning behind the clutch hitting of Brianna Pelletier and Cassie Urso. The Fireballs took the lead for good in the fifth inning, plating six runs as Sydni Damato and Steph Kula led the attack. Kaitlyn Bourque picked up her first win of the season for Enfield.
Somers 7, Granby 0. (forfeit)
- Tuesday, July 16th
Enfield 14, Granby 5. The Enfield Fireballs defeated Granby by a score of 14 to 5 at Salmon Brook Park. Enfield came out swinging as they pushed across four runs in the first inning, three in the second, one in the third and two more in the fourth, paced by Taylor Fritz (3 hits, 1 double) and Jessica Maier (2 doubles and a triple) at the plate. Amber Bourqualt and Caela Daly led the Granby offense, as they responded with two runs in the fourth inning and three in the fifth. Enfield plated another four runs in the sixth inning as Brianna Pelletier and Stephanie Kula knocked in runs. Kula went the distance for Enfield and picked up her sixth win with zero defeats.
Northwest 12, East Hartford 0.
Coventry 19, Vernon 12.
Somers 12, West Hartford 7.
Glastonbury 12, Hebron 11.
- Thursday, July 18th
Enfield 21, West Hartford 4. Enfield downed West Hartford by a score of 21-4 at Sterling Field. Enfield pounded out eight runs in the top of the first inning and never looked back. Enfield was led at the plate by Erica Lovering, Essy Diaz and Lexi Taupier. West Hartford was paced by Mackenzie Griffith. Enfield's Kaitlyn Bourque pitched a complete game and picked up her second win of the season.
Northwest 20, Granby 3.
Vernon 16, Hebron 10.
East Hartford 13, Coventry 12.
Glastonbury at Somers - postponed by heat to Wednesday, August 7th.
- Friday, July 19th
Enfield 15, Somers 3.
West Hartford 7, Granby 0. (forfeit)(from 6/27)
- Tuesday, July 23rd
Glastonbury 20, Vernon 11.
Granby 18, West Hartford 12.
East Hartford at Hebron - postponed by rain to Sunday, July 28th.
Enfield at Coventry - postponed by rain to Wednesday, August 7th.
- Thursday, July 25th
Enfield 19, Vernon 13. On an unseasonably cold and wet night, the Enfield Fireballs and a gutsy team from Vernon went back and forth until Enfield finally hung on for a 19-13 victory at Whit Acres Park. Vernon struck quickly by plating two runs in the first inning and Enfield, led by the bats of Steph Kula (double) and Brianna Pelletier, responded with a run in the first and another four in the second inning to take a 5-2 lead. Vernon plated seven runs in the top of the third to go ahead 9-5, only to be answered by Enfield's 7-run bottom half. Vernon scored another three runs in the fourth inning to tie the score 12-12. A nervous and soggy Enfield erupted for another seven runs in the fourth inning - triples by Jessie Maier and Lexi Taupier helped the cause. Enfield hung on as Vernon scored another run in the top of the fifth inning and Enfield's Kaitlyn Bourque (now 3-0 on the season) was able to escape a bases-loaded jam. Vernon was paced by Shannon Kelly and Mackenzie Correia at the plate.
East Hartford 10, Glastonbury 0.
West Hartford 17, Granby 13.
Coventry at Hebron - postponed by rain to Monday, July 29th.
- Friday, July 26th
Northwest 12, Somers 3 (1st game).
Northwest 9, Somers 7 (2nd game).
Glastonbury 26, Coventry 11.
- Sunday, July 28th
East Hartford at Hebron (from 7/23) - postponed by rain to Monday, August 5th.
- Monday, July 29th
Hebron 16, Coventry 6. (from 7/25)
- Tuesday, July 30th
Coventry 19, Glastonbury 5.
Hebron 11, Somers 10.
Northwest 11, Granby 0.
Enfield 15, West Hartford 4.
East Hartford 16, Vernon 5.
- Thursday, August 1st
Somers 16, Vernon 8.
Hebron 26, West Hartford 18.
Granby 8, Glastonbury 5.
Coventry at East Hartford - postponed by rain to Friday, August 2nd.
- Friday, August 2nd
Glastonbury 18, Vernon 15.
East Hartford 16, Coventry 2. (from 8/1)
- Monday, August 5th
East Hartford 8, Hebron 4. (from 7/28)
- Tuesday, August 6th
Enfield 11, Somers 4. On her 14th birthday, Kaylie Pease did everything she could to make sure Enfield remained unbeaten. At Field Road Park, the Enfield Fireballs defeated Somers by a score of 11 to 4. Kaylie made two critical catches in left field with runners on base, came through at the plate with two hits, and stole three bases. Erica Lovering also pitched in with a nifty running catch in centerfield and picked up two hits of her own, including a double. Somers was led at the plate by Kelsey Bugden, who ripped two hits with a double, and in the circle by Abbe Minor, who came into the game in relief and held Enfield to two runs over the last three innings, striking out six batters. Steph Kula picked up her ninth win of the season for the Fireballs and Kaitlyn Bourque pitched well in relief.
Northwest 15, West Hartford 7.
Glastonbury 22, Coventry 18.
Vernon 18, Hebron 12.
East Hartford 7, Granby 0. (forfeit)
- Wednesday, August 7th
Glastonbury 11, Somers 10. (from 7/18)
Enfield 7, Coventry 0. (forfeit)(from 7/23)
- Thursday, August 8th
Northwest 4, Glastonbury 2.
East Hartford 11, Vernon 1. (from 6/18)
Hebron 7, Granby 0. (forfeit)
* * * END OF REGULAR SEASON * * *
Saturday and Sunday, August 10th and 11th
2013 Middle School Division Tournament at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Club Fields, East Hartford
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