Saturday, June 16, 2012
The White Sox and the Cubs battled for the 2012 Junior Division Championship. The White Sox combined strong pitching, timely hitting and solid defense to win 13-4 and take the 2012 Junior Division Championship.
The White Sox, continuing their playoff run of convincing victories, played one of their most complete games of the year to capture the Junior Division Championship. Jumping out to a 7-1 lead they never looked back in a 13-4 victory. Jenna C. and Jeanmarie F. handled the pitching duties backed up by solid defensive plays by Meghan L., Julia B., Allison K. and Mary K. Offensively Jeanmarie F. was unstoppable along with solid hitting by Colleen M., Abby L., Jenna C. and Mary K. Meghan L. continued her terrific playoff run of multiple hit games. Caitlin H. was on base all evening scoring some big runs. Two big parts of the team, Ruby D. and Celia C. were not there but deserve mention for their playoff performances. This team was a pleasure to coach.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The #5 Seed White Sox
upset the #1 Angels
8-4. The White Sox
are on the way to the to the championship behind another solid pitching and hitting performance. Leading the offense was Jeanmarie F., Mary K., Jenna C.
and Meaghan L.
- each with two timely hits. Jeanmarie F.
had a 2-run HR in the top of the 1st. The White Sox continued to get solid piching from Jenna C., Ruby D.
, and Jeanmarie F.
In the other semifinal matchup, the #2 Seed Cubs
beat the #6 Seed Cardinals
8-4. In one of the best played and most entertaining games of the year, the Cubs defeated the Cardinals to advance to the championship game on Saturday night. The Cubs got a solid 3 innings of pitching from Madeline C.
and Caroline B. Caroline B.
also hit a huge 2 run HR. Getting other keys hits for the Cubs were Kristin R.
, Molly D.
and Meghan M.
There were some incredible plays by both teams all over the field but none better the Madeline C.
snatching a line drive with 2 runners on in the 5th inning. Both teams played great - a credit to the league, the players and coaches.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The #1 Angels
beat the #8 Giants
14-1 in a first round matchup. Both pitchers for the Angels did a great job and were able to hold a hard hitting Giants team in check. The score doesn't give justice to a great game, the Giants played well. Timely hitting for the Angels was what made the difference in the outcome. Coach Kinsella is extremely proud of the entire team and their efforts.
The #2 Cubs
beat #7 Rangers
12-7 in a first round game. The Rangers coach submitted a recap of the game.
Plato - "You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation."
The Rangers battled the Cubs in a opening round loss. Colleen L., Kayla B. and Olivia D. flashed some leather on defense. MacKenzie C., Ciara F. and Teresa M. provided big offense. Courtney S. and Brigid H. pitched like the seasoned veterans they are. Ava K. ate a lollipop ;-) A good time was had by all. Thanks to Milton Softball for a great season and good luck in summer ball ... Let's Go Milton !!!! clap clap .... clap clap clap
The #6 Cardinals
edged the #3 Orioles
3-2 to advance.
The #5 White Sox
, behind solid pitching, jumped out to a 8-0 lead after four innings and added the decisive run in the top of the 5th before playing out the inning for a 9-4 victory over the #4 Astros
. Jenna C
started the string of shutout innings and then Ruby D
pitched out of a bases loaded no out situation by throwing three strikouts. Jeanmarie F
pitched a perfect 4th. Multiple hits by Abby L, Jeabmarie F, Meghan L
and Celia C
led the offense.
View the Junior Division Playoff Bracket.