Robbinsville 12’s win first softball game in East Region tournament

2013LLSHeaderStrong pitching and timely hitting by McKenzie Medders lifted Robbinsville’s 12-year-old softball all-stars to a 3-1 victory over New York’s Mid-Island team on Friday (July 19) at Breen Field in Bristol, Connecticut.

Robbinsville got on the scoreboard in the first inning.  Chelsea Manto drew a leadoff walk, then stole second and third before eventually scoring on an error to put Robbinsville ahead by a score of 1-0.

Robbinsville’s bats came alive in the third inning when Medders singled and took second on a wild pitch. A groundout moved Medders to third and a throwing error allowed her to come home, making the score 2-0. Next, Alexa Petito drew a walk and moved to second on Sara Toscano’s single.  A passed ball allowed Petito to take third base and then pinch runner Sara Mazalewski scored on Amanda Allen’s RBI single to left field to put Robbinsville ahead 3-0.

Mid Island tried to battle back in the top of the sixth inning, but came up short. Medders walked lead-off batter Kristen Blanchard, who advanced to second on a line drive single to right field, putting runners on first and second with no outs. Medders struck out the next batter swinging, but a wild pitch allowed Blanchard to take third. A ground ball to first allowed Blanchard to score, putting Mid Island on the board by a score of 3-1. Then with two outs, a runner on third, and the tying run at the plate, Medders struck out the last batter to seal the win for Robbinsville.

Robbinsville’s next game is at 5 p.m., Saturday, July 20 against Avon Grove LL from West Grove, Pennsylvania.

The 12-year-old Little League Softball champions from 11 states are competing in the East Region Tournament games. The tournament winner advances to the Little League Softball World Series in Portland, Oregon in August.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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