Championship Game Summary
B-Ball 9, Leftovers 2
Team B-Ball proved to be
too much for the Leftovers as they beat thm 9-2 in the championship game of
the women's softball tournament played at
Frank Wright Intramural Field 2.
Here is a quick inning by inning recap
of the game:
1st Inning - The leftovers failed to
score in the top half of the inning. Ellen
Weber, the outstanding right-hander for the
Leftovers, reached base safely on a single down the
third base line. That was the only Leftover hit
of the inning.
In the bottom half of the inning, BBall
got on the board despite Weber striking
out the side. Trish Hopson drew a lead-off
walk and later scored from first on a Beth
Kuzmeski triple down the first base line.
The score after one inning of play: BBall
1 Leftovers 0.
2nd Inning - The bats were silent
for both teams in the inning. The Leftovers
Anne McFadden started the top half of the
inning with a single, but was later retired on
an outstanding double play by B-Ball pitcher
In the bottom half of the inning Weber
dominated B-Ball hitters striking out the side
for the second consecutive inning.
3rd Inning - The Leftover's Stacey
Thistle doubled to right field and took third on
a B-Ball error. She later tied the game
scoring on a fielder's choice.
With the score knotted at 1, B-BaIl
came to bat in the bottom of the inning. Kraft
drew a lead-off walk and later scored on
back-to-back singles by Kuzmeski and Nik
Carter. Carter would score B-Ball's third
run of the game on a two out single by Crystal
The score after three complete, B-Ball
3, Leftovers 1.
4th Inning - In the top half of the
fourth, the Leftovers did a wonderful job of
manufacturing their second run of the game.
Anne McFadden led the inning off with a walk.
She moved to second on a fielder's choice. She
moved to third on another fielder's choice.
She then scored on a double by Weber.
However, on the same play, Weber got caught
between second and third and was tagged out by
Hopson. That play changed the momentum the
Leftovers had created.
In the bottom half of the fourth, B-Ball
sent 11 batters to the plate as they broke the
championship game wide open. Three
consecutive walks to start the inning loaded
the bases. The cliche "walks will kill you" proved to be just that as Octavia Thomas
singled scoring two runs. Kuzmeski followed
with a single of her own scoring another run.
Melissa Gurile then singled scoring yet
another run. Carroll then doubled scoring the
final two runs in the B-Ball's six run inning.
After four complete, B-Ball led 9-2.
5th Inning - With three outs
remaining in their 1996 season, the leftovers
failed to seriously threaten B-Ball in their half
of the fifth. Joanna Frevert had a one out
single that proved to be the only hit in the
inning. The final score B-Ball 9
For the game B-Ball was led by Beth
Kuzmeski's 3 for 3 performance. Crystal
Carroll added two hits of her own. The
Leftovers were paced by the seven (7)
strikeout and two hit performance by Ellen