The Winchester Red Sox welcomed the Vars Vipers to the 100 Club Ball Park on Mon., May 21, in the Rural Ottawa Softball Association. The Red Sox’s pitcher, Margot Guy stymied the Vars Vipers’ batter in the first and second inning not allowing a run. Guy and the Red Sox went on to take the game 20-8 to remain unbeaten. Courtesy Thompson photo
CASSELMAN—The Winchester Bantam Girls Red Sox played two games this past week as they welcomed the Vars Vipers on Monday night and travelled to Casselman on Wednesday night to take on the Voltigeurs.
Red Sox 9 Voltigeurs 5: The Winchester Red Sox travelled to the Rodolphe Latrielle Park in Casselman to take on the Voltigeurs on Wed., May 23, in the Rural Ottawa Softball Association. The Red Sox were coming off a lopsided win against the Vars Vipers 20-8 in their previous game and remained undefeated in the season.
The Red Sox jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning but left runners on the bags. The Voltigeurs promptly tied the game in the bottom of the first also leaving a runner in scoring position.
The Red Sox retook the lead with two runs in the top of the second inning and their defence held the Voltigeurs off the score sheet in the bottom of the second taking a 3-1 lead. The Red Sox made it 4-1 with a single in the top of the third and didn’t allow anything defensively as the Voltigeurs went three up and three down.
The Red Sox got a lot of batters to the plate in the top of the fourth but just couldn’t cash them in. The Voltigeurs were unable to take advantage, leaving a runner on third base in the bottom of the inning.
The Red Sox blew the game wide open scoring the maximum four runs in the top of the fifth as the Red Sox took an 8-1 lead. The Voltigeurs tried to keep pace scoring three runs in the bottom of the sixth to make it 8-4.
The Red Sox scored a single in the top of the seventh inning and it was equalled in the bottom of the seventh with a run but it was not enough as the Red Sox steal one by a score of 9-5. With the win, the Red Sox remain unbeaten through four games to start the season.
Scoring the runs for the Red Sox were Adrianna VanBruegel with two, Alexis Sharpley, Amanda Shay, Alison Roach, Delaney Johnston, Ashley Wasylko-Fletcher, Emily Ryan and Margot Guy all scored singles.
Red Sox 20 Vipers 8: The Winchester Red Sox welcomed the Vars Vipers to the 100 Club Ball Park on Mon., May 21, in the Rural Ottawa Softball Association. The Red Sox were coming off a big come-from-behind win over Greely #1 by a score of 15-14, a game where they trailed right until the end where their defence saved them in the last inning.
The Vipers were first at bat in the top of the first inning but the Red Sox held them to just four batters with just one reaching base. The Red Sox offence was bang on in the bottom of the first, scoring the maximum four runs to take a 4-0 lead.
The Vipers went three up and three down in the top of the second and again the Red Sox took advantage scoring another four runs in their half of the inning making it 8-0. The Vipers did score two runs in the top of the third inning but the Red Sox offence showed no signs of stalling scoring four more runs in the bottom of the third to make it 12-2.
The Viper scored a single in the top of the fourth inning but defensively just couldn’t figure out the Red Sox’s offence allowing another four runs in the bottom of the fourth. The Vipers struck for three more runs in the top of the fifth inning to close the gap to 16-6.
The Red Sox remained hot scoring four more runs in the bottom of the fifth. The Vipers added two more runs in the top of the sixth but it was too little, too late as the Red Sox hung on for a 20-8 victory. With the win, the Red Sox remain undefeated in the season.
Scoring the runs for the Red Sox were Reese Mariner and Alexis Sharpley with three each, Ashley Wasylko-Fletcher, Alison Roach, Amanda Shay, Margot Guy, and Megan Thompson each with two and Adrianna VanBruegel, Mia Ziegler and Emily Ryan each scored singles.
Up next: The Winchester Red Sox travel to Manotick Community Centre on Sun., June 3, to take on ROMSA #1 at 8:30 p.m.