Saturday, July 20, 2013

Raymond/Windham junior softball wins District 6 By David Field

RAYMOND -On Sunday, July 14, the District 6 Junior League Softball Tournament Championship game was held and the Raymond/Windham squad defeated Portland 1-0, in their first year of competition.

Leading the team was pitcher Dani Tardif who struck out ten in seven innings of work and was supported well by her defense.  Dani only allowed one hit during the game.  Raymond/Windham’s run came in the second inning.  Lilly MacPherson led things off by being hit by a pitch.  MacPherson stole second to set up the winning run.  Suzanne Butterfield ripped a shot into the outfield to score MacPherson. 

Raymond/Windham tried a few times to score an insurance run, but was foiled.  In the seventh inning, Butterfield reached on a single.  Jaycee Hovey dropped a sacrifice bunt to move Butterfield.  Butterfield managed to get to third on an error by the shortstop.  Katie Hunter drove the ball hard to the third baseman and Butterfield attempted to get home, but was thrown out at the plate. 

In the tournament, Raymond/Windham had previously defeated Portland in a come from behind win.  Being down 5-3 in the seventh, the team managed to score four runs to defeat Portland to remain in the winner’s bracket. 

The Raymond/Windham squad will face Biddeford in Biddeford for the State of Maine Junior Softball Championship Friday, July 19 and Sunday, July 21.  

Correction from the coach: 

The winning run was scored on a fielders choice hit by Stefi Daniels that scored the only and winning run.

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