Lady Rockets roll to softball win
By John Bernhardt
Kendal Sprague is peaking at the right time. Roxbury’s pitching ace fired a pair of shutouts last week as the Rockets blanked Hunter-Tannersville 17-0 and 19-0. The wins improved Roxbury’s record to 10-3.
Sprague flirted with no-hitters in both contests. The hard-throwing senior right-hander retired the first 14 Wildcat batters she face on Friday, losing a perfect game when Kaitlin Jaeger beat out an infield single toward third base. Jaeger would be Hunter’s only base runner.
Stacey Sprague’s three hits paced a 12-hit Roxbury attack. Sprague blasted a triple. Marissa Greene had a pair of hits and junior Liz Davis blasted her first varsity home run, a two-run smash to left-center field.
Sprague was dominant again on Monday, allowing only one Jefferson hit. The Rockets scored all they would need in their first at bat, plating six runners. Bailey O’Donnell had two hits for the Rockets, one a home run. Stacey Sprague also slammed a ‘round tripper.’
Marissa Green had two hits and Shannon Sprague drove home two runs for the Rockets.
Margaretville fell out of the Delaware League’s Upper Division softball title picture losing three times on the road last week. The Blue Devils fell to undefeated Gilboa, dropped a tight 14-12 decision in Davenport and came up on the short end of a 26-16 decision in Downsville Monday afternoon.
Rachel Mathiesen had three hits and drove in two RBIs in the Downsville loss.
The Blue Devils let a 9-2 fourth-quarter lead slip away earlier in the week in Davenport. The Wildcats rallied to score 12 runs in their final three at bats to nail down the win.
Tess Svoboda and Kelsey Buerge paced a 15-hit Margaretville offensive attack with three hits each. Buerge drove home two runs. Mathiesen went two for four at the plate blasting a homerun.