ROCKPORT — The Medomak eighth grade and Camden-Rockport middle school softball squads squared off Wednesday, May 12 with the Riverhawks hitting the road for the contest and returning home with a victory.
Just as the game got underway, the players found themselves heavily rained on, though the murky weather did not dampen the spirits of either team. Half an hour later and the cold rain and dark sky was replaced by sunshine.
The visiting Riverhawks found itself prevailing 8-2 in its second contest of the season to boost its record to 2-0.
At the plate for Medomak were Kytana Williamson (single), Kendal Simmons (single, two walks), Audrey Jackson (single, triple, RBI), Lillian Harvey (single, walk, RBI), Lilly Christ (two walks), Arianna Sproul (single, two walks) and Maddy Wilshire (hit by pitch).
At the plate for Camden-Rockport, with only first names available, were Thea (walk), Charlotte (single, walk), Maya (walk), Leah (hit by pitch), Miranda (hit by pitch) and Maddie (walk).
Working the pitcher’s circle for Medomak were Williamson (four innings, nine strikeouts, two walks, two hit-by-pitch) and Simmons (three innings, five strikeouts, three walks, two runs, hit).
Pitching for Camden-Rockport were Thea (two innings, three strikeouts, walk, hit-by-pitch, three hits, three runs) and Maddy (four innings, 13 strikeouts, six walks, three hits, five runs).
The contest started off with Williamson and Simmons each singling and stealing a base to put runners on second and third as Harvey stepped to the plate. A single for Harvey plated Williamson to put the Riverhawks up 1-0. Simmons would then steal home to extend the lead to 2-0. In the bottom of the frame, Williamson fanned her first two batters faced before walking the third and recording a groundout against the fourth.
In the second inning, Sproul walked and then worked her way around the bases (advancing to second on a fielder’s choice before stealing third and home) to tally Medomak’s third run of the game. In the bottom half of the inning, the Schooners left two batters stranded on base.
In the third inning, Jackson, Christ and Sproul each walked and then swiped the next three bases to put Medomak up 6-0.
In the fourth inning, Simmons was able to steal home to put Medomak up 7-0 after being walked and then advanced to second off a Jackson single. In the bottom half of the inning, Williamson fanned three of the four batters she faced and hit one.
In the fifth, Medomak stranded a runner on third after Christ walked and stole a pair of bases as the Schooners fanned the next three batters. Camden-Rockport tallied its two runs of the contest in the bottom of the frame.
In the sixth inning, Simmons walked, stole second and then was driven in by a Jackson triple. Medomak stranded a pair of runners on base though are now up 8-2.
In the final inning, Sproul walked to lead off the frame before stealing second, third and getting caught attempting to steal home.