Little League softball

With best game, George Hall digs past Islanders to secure Oceanside crown

By Staff | Jun 13, 2018
Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland.

Rockland — While prognosticators often can predict the more likely postseason outcomes based on playoff standings and overall records, such was not the case on Sunday, June 10 at George C. Hall Field as the top-seeded Islanders and No. 4 George C. Hall squared off for the Oceanside Little League softball championship.

George C. Hall played its best game of the season — and picked the right time to do so — as it scored consistently throughout the six-inning affair and knocked off its top-ranked opponent with a thrilling 9-5 victory.

Watch video, and see more photos, below.

Team members for George C. Hall, led by coaches Jeanette Knowlton, Blair Drinkwater and Albert Willis, include Reese Drinkwater, Alexia Knowlton, Caitlyn Lamb, Chloe Drinkwater, Aubryn Knowlton, Kylee Johnson, Ella Willis, Chloe Fluery, Taylor Landry, Maddisen Knowlton, Hallye King and Skylar Secotte. The names of the coaches were unavailable.

Team members for the Islanders, led by coaches Amanda Wentworth, Sandy Furbush and Amber Hufsey, include Gracey Warren, Callie Warren, Jordan Hoose, Aubri Hoose, Audrey Anthony, Becca Osgood, Kailyn Hufsey, Lydia Wentworth, Makayla Martin, Jillian Applegate, Meagan Davis and Ella Turner.

The Islanders scored one run in the first inning, two in the second and two in the sixth, while George C. Hall scored two in the first, one in the second, four in the fourth, one in the fifth and one in the sixth.

Leading George C. Hall at the plate were Reese Drinkwater (single, 2 runs), Alexia Knowlton (double, 2 singles, 2 runs), Lamb (single, run), Chloe Drinkwater (double), Maddisen Knowlton (run), Johnson (single, run), Willis (single), King (single), run) and Landry (run).

For the Islanders, Aubri Hoose (single, 2 runs), Warren (single, run), Jordan Hoose (double, run), Anthony (single) and Wentworth (run) paced the offense.

Warren pitched for the Islanders, as she allowed nine hits and eight walks, with five strikeouts. Drinkwater pitched for George C. Hall, as she allowed four hits and four walks, with three strikeouts.

After finishing the regular season 4-8, George C. Hall went through the playoffs with a 4-1 record to finish 8-9 overall.

The final regular-season standings included: Islanders 10-2, Dragons 6-6, Glen Cove Dental 5-7, George C. Hall 4-8 and Kenniston Machine 3-9.

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George C. Hall and Islanders softball
George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Video by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Scene from George C. Hall and Islanders on June 10 in the Oceanside Little League softball championship game in Rockland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
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