Softball Team Continues to Dominate the Field
Let’s talk about a winning streak, shall we? When it was last announced on Gould Life that the Softball Team was back after a five-year hiatus, and that they had won the first game of their season, how many of you thought, “That’s nice. What a great way to start.” Now how many of you thought that their winning streak would continue?
Well, it has, and it looks like there’s no stopping this team of dominators, which is good given that this Saturday, Gould Academy’s Softball Team plays for the MAISAD Championship against Hebron Academy at 12:30 p.m. here at home. (Go Gould!) And, thanks to Coach Kristina Stevens, if you’ve missed any of our games, you can now catch up on all of the highlights thanks to her game reviews below.
Until then, grab your best blue and gold attire, get ready to yell “Go Gould!” and make a day of it. After all, Saturday is the day for MAISAD championships: Varsity Baseball plays at 4 p.m. at home, while Boys JV Lacrosse and Girls’ Varsity Tennis play away for their respective titles.
From Coach Stevens:
Gould vs. North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) (5/13/15)
Gould wins, 19-6
Gould Huskies scored nine runs in the first inning and never looked back, winning the game in six innings, 19-6. Emma Scheidegger ’16 hit a 3-run, home run in the bottom of the sixth to end the game. Emma and Ashley Humphreys ’18 each had 2 hits, while pitching was shared by Kim Drew ’17, Brenna Myles ’18, and Elle Burbank ’15. Each threw 2 innings and struck out 3, 4 and 4 respectively. It was a great team win, and the Huskies now look forward to the championship game on Saturday against Hebron Academy at 12:30 p.m.
“The Huskies have not had a softball team since 2010 and are honored to host the MAISAD championship in their first season back in the league,” –Coach Stevens.
Gould vs. Kents Hill (5/11/15)
Gould wins, 20-7
Gould found themselves down 3-2 in the first inning, but quickly answered with 8 runs in the second inning to take the lead for good in a game that ended in a 20-7 win over Kents Hill. Kim Drew ’17 did a nice job pitching her first game, pitching the first 2 and 2/3 innings. Elle Burbank ’15 came in to pitch the remainder of the game, shutting down the Kents Hill offense, giving up 2 hits and striking out 5 in the remaining 3 and 1/3 innings. Emma Schiedegger ’16 and Elle Burbank each had a home run!
Gould vs. NYA (5/9/15)
Gould wins, 21-7
The Huskies scored 11 runs in the first inning on their way to a 21-7 win over North Yarmouth Academy. The Huskies combined for 15 hits. Leading the charge was Ashley Humpheys with 3 hits, and adding 2 hits each were Elle Burbank, Brenna Myles, Grace Schierwagen ’18, and Elly Mather ’18. Brenna Myles went the distance on the mound, striking out 11.
Gould vs. Kents Hill (5/8/15)
Gould wins, 16-1
Gould outscored Kents Hill 16-1 in 4 1/2 innings to keep their winning streak alive! Emma Scheidegger led the offensive charge with 2 triples and a single. Ashley Humpheys had 3 hits, including 2 bunts, and Brenna Myles added 2 solid hits for extra bases. The Huskies played solid defense, giving up only 2 hits behind the pitching of Brenna Myles, who went the distance on the mound, striking out 4.
Gould vs Hebron (5/6/15)
Gould wins, 9-3
Gould rallied from being down 9-3 to win over Hebron Academy, with a final score of 14-12. The Huskies scored 5 runs in the fourth and 5 in the fifth to take the lead for good. It was a great team win as Brenna Myles, Emma Scheidegger, Elle Burbank, Eva McMillan ’18 and Jessika Myers ’16 all contributed 2 hits each. Sophia Bai ’18 had a timely hit in the fourth inning to keep the rally going, after Eva was sidelined with an injury. Elle went the distance on the mound, striking out ten.