Women's Softball Spring 1996


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 Tez Kraft. 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 Carroll. 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 Leftovers 2.

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 Weber.