September 2014, Jacksonville, Fla.
The BlueWave softball team was rained out of their first games but got to play two 10 inning scrimmage games on Saturday, September 13. In the first game the Wave was triumphant against the Storm-Ellen 10-1. After giving up a first inning run four pitchers combines to shut the Storm down for 9 innings. Miki Reed tossed the first two followed by Mary Castillo,and Heather Cunningham who each pitched three innings and Sam Lanzas closed things out for 2 innings. Castillo recorded 4 strikeouts and allowed one hit. Offensively, Lauren Brigance had two hits while many players recorded base hits, walks and hit by pitches to account for the final total of ten runs. Game two saw FSCJ take on another Storm team, Storm Bragg. The BlueWave again scored ten and held the Storm scoreless until the tenth when a questionable call extended the inning and two infield hits and an error followed. The Wave used the same pitching rotation with the exception of Marnie Greenstein closing out the game. Reed pitched the first two, allowing no hits while striking out two. Castillo allowed no hits, and Cunningham allowed two hits while striking out two batters. Greenstein recorded one strike out. At the plate, Maddi Johnson had two walks and a double in three plate appearances. Katie Patterson was 2-2, with a walk. CC Murphy was 2-3 as was Autumn Bishop. Again, the BlueWave had a good mix of walks, timely hits and aggressive baserunning to score their ten runs.
Back on the field!
September, Jacksonville, Fla.
The softball team had two scrimmage games on September 7 against the Jacksonville Bandits 18U club team, winning 20-0 and 5-2. The team played very well in it's first game action, balancing good pitching with good defense and strong hitting. The team also ran the bases well. On the mound 5 pitchers saw time with Shelby Kelley tossing four innings of no hit ball with three strike outs. Amanda Andrews followed her in game one, throwing three innings with four strike outs and allowed three hits. Kylie Williams started game two and went three innings with a strike out and allowed two singles. She was followed by Destiney Passmore who came on for two innings of shut out ball and Ashley Jarzombeck closed the game out and allowed 2 runs but also had 3 strike outs. The staff gave up only ten hits in fourteen innings with 11 strike outs and only one walk.
At the plate, Jarzombeck was three for four with an rbi and scored a run. Picking up two hits each were: Taylor Easley, Paige Hoerntlein, Shelby Kelley, Amanda Ochoa and Kylie Williams. Kelley had a double and three rbi, Hoerntlein had a double and 2 rbi, Andrews had a double and 2 rbi, Ochoa had 2 rbi as well and Calin Sims doubled and had 2 rbi. Ashley Jarzombeck had a nice diving play at first and CC Murphy had a great diving stop at third with runners on to save the shut out.
Overall, the team played good defense and showed a high level of intensity and great depth.
The BlueWave will be back on the field at home, Saturday, September 14 for two double headers starting at 10 a.m.