Five Town piles on runs late to best Oceanside in 11-12 openerBest-of-three series resumes July 1
Rockport — Will it be Oceanside or Five Town that represents District 2 in the upcoming state Little League 11- and 12-year-old softball tournament?
The first game of the best-of-three series between the teams in the double-elimination all-star tournament played out on a hot Sunday afternoon, June 29 as Five Town earned a 15-11 comeback victory over Oceanside at the Marge Jones Recreational Facility on Route 90.
With only two teams in the District 2 tournament, the double-elimination format simplifies to a best-of-three series.
The two teams will play again on Tuesday, July 1 at 5:30 p.m in Rockport. If Oceanside evens the series Tuesday, the winner-take-all third game for the district title will take place Wednesday, July 2, also at 5:30 p.m. at the same site.
The rosters for the teams include:
Oceanside — Hope Butler, Raechel Joyce, Philomena Marsh, Gabby Straka, Marina Davis, Lily Judecki, Seanna Montgomery, Grace Woodman, Mattie Hooper, Nicole Ladd, Drew Simmons and Emily Wotton. The team is managed by Steve Ladd and coached by Christina Woodman and Lisa Ladd.
Five Town — Capri Buck, Amanda McFarland, Lydia Bragg, Grace O'Connell, Caroline Contento, Bella Christie, Abbie Nathan, Miranda Dunton, Alexandra Southworth, Logan Craney, Danica Cayouette and Katherine O'Brien. The team is managed by Aaron Craney and coached by Vin Contento and Roscoe McFarland.
The following is a recap of Sunday's contest:
Five Town 15, Oceanside 11
At Rockport June 29, Five Town rallied and erupted with a high-scoring fifth inning and triumphed over Oceanside. Five Town scored one in the first inning, two in the second, one in the third and 11 in the fifth, while Oceanside scored nine in the first, one in the second and one in the fourth.
Leading Oceanside at the plate were Butler (2 singles), Simmons (2 singles), Joyce (3 singles), Judecki (2 singles), Wotton (3 singles), Davis (double), Ladd (single), Montgomery (single) and Hooper (2 doubles, 2 singles).
For Five Town, Craney (single), O'Connell (3 singles), Contento (double, single), McFarland (single), Dunton (single), Cayouette (double, single), O'Brien (single) and Buck (single) paced the offense.
Butler pitched for Oceanside and allowed 12 hits, while Dunton pitched for Five Town and allowed 19 hits.
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