Softball VS. Brewster Academy | WIN 10-4
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Varsity Softball VS. Brewster Academy | WIN 10-4
On a cloudy Sunday morning, Gould Softball hit the road and headed to Brewster Academy for a non-conference matchup, winning 10-4. As the Huskies pulled into the parking lot of Nick Field, the sun radiated down on the diamond, a good omen that foreshadowed what was to come. Gould took an early two-run lead in the top of the first after Ashley Humphreys ’18 started the game with a base hit. Brewster battled back, earning one run in the bottom of the inning. For the next two innings, both teams remained scoreless due to a back-and-forth pitching battle lead by Ellie Bailey ’18 on the mound. The Huskies pulled ahead in the top of the fifth 7-2. Kim Drew ’17 scored the game-winning run after stealing an extra base off a walk due to heads up base running. The opposing team refused to give up, scoring two in the bottom of the inning, keeping the game close at 7-4 after five. Gould earned some insurance runs in the top of the seventh, scoring three off of two hits. The Gould girls’ closed out the game with solid defense, earning the 10-4 victory.
After a well-played seven innings, the Huskies congregated in right field to give a ball to the player of the game. Ellie Bailey, who pitched all seven innings and had three hits, earned this award for her consistency and hard work throughout the day. Other noteworthy performances included Amelia “Little Mac” McMillan’s ’20 two hits and three RBI’s. Brenna Myles ’18 played solid defense, turning a beautiful double play in the bottom of the first inning and rocketing a ball to center field during the top of the seventh to close out the game. Karizma Baez ’20, a freshmen new to the game, stepped up to the plate (pun intended) in place of an injured Aerin Young ’19. Baez had an excellent debut, making a timely catch in right field and walking twice. The Huskies look forward to Tuesday, May 9th as they take on conference rival, Kents Hill, at home. Game time is set for 4:30 pm.