Week of July 16th
U10 Rundlett beat Foxboro on Thursday to finish the regular season at 5-5 and tied for the last playoff spot. Under tiebreaker rules, a coin flip was held and U10-Rundlett won the coin flip and is in the playoffs.
U12- Conroy closed out the season on Thursday ngiht, 7/19, with a 12-7 loss to playoff bound Walpole. Milton was a few plays short of pulling off the upset. Overall, the team came ready to play every game and represented Milton Girls Softball with effort and sportsmanship..
traveled to Dedham for the last game of the season, with it all resting on this game for Milton to get into the Playoffs, Dedham 's pitching proved to be over powering as they jumped out early with a 3-0 lead. Milton could not get much offense going and the D was not playoff ready, as Dedham finished off the game, 6-2 final. Overall, the returning Champs of the HOCK league had a great season, as they proved they could play with anyone, as they had been winning games against both of the first and second place teams at one point in the season, going into the last innings each time, just not holding on tight enough to take care of business. Great lessons learned all around, as the girls showed tremendous maturity in both their physical and mental play.
On a steamy Monday night (7/16), U14-Kelly hosted North Attelboro at home, under the lights, in a playoff atmosphere, Milton knowing they had to win to keep their playoff hopes alive. Both teams tied in the standings, both teams wearing red and white, and everyone sweating (fans and parents) with it registering almost 80 degrees at 8pm, made for a great night of softball.
Milton jumped out early, putting up 5 on the board in the first, with Molly C. and Meg K setting the table for Andrea J hot bat. Timely hitting by Caroline J. and Shannon F. kept things alive.
It's all about defense this time of year, and with Julie H. on the mound, and Molly C. behind the plate, working hard in the hot weather, they made it difficult for NA to do anything. While Shea R., Jackie L. Meredith K., Kate M. and Shannon F. all helped with key put outs along the way. Milton keep the pressure on to finish with a 14-6 win, and move on to their next one game mind set, on Tuesday night.
Tuesday night came hotter than Monday, and Milton could not hold onto the lead they created going into the top of the last. Bellingham proved tough at the plate and scored two in the top of the last for the final lead, and the win 11-10. Milton had a rally in the bottom of the 7th, only to be cut down by a Bellingham double play. Next up, in Dedham, under the lights, on Thursday, 7/19.
Milton traveled to Bellingham on the hottest night of the season so far, bringing their hot bats, scoring 11 runs, but it was not enough as Bellingham bats where hotter, scoring 19 runs, for a 19-11 final.
Always difficult playing in Norwood, they proved to be to much, as Norwood got the win.
Week of July 9th
faced their toughest opponent to date and were not up to the task falling 18-3.
just completed their 5th game of their 10 game schedule. Coming off the holiday break, the girls came out to play. It was a beautiful, Tuesday night, except Walpole had the wrong time to play and Milton had to wait till 7pm, to play their best softball yet! Milton was anxious to knock off the 4-1 Rebels from Walpole. Wasting no time, it was a potent combination of Julie H
. on the mound, and Molly C
. behind the plate. Miltons defense was strong early, not letting Walpole on the board, having a 5-0 lead going into the 4th inning, with Molly C. throwing out runners, and Julie H. allowing no walks and one hit through the first 4 innings.The offense rocked the Rebels early, from the start, the 1st inning, Molly C
bunting and stealing, Andrea J.
and Jackie L
getting on base for Caroline J.
line drive home run over the left fielders head!Each inning, Milton created opportunties with Merdith K
., Elizabeth M., Shannon F
, and Ashley V.
finding a way to get on base. Helping Milton to get out to a 7-3 lead before the last inning. With dusk threatning to shut the game down, defense was going to be the difference, as Kate M
. made a nice play in the outfield, hitting the cutoff and holding the runners. Walpole chipped away to make it 7-5 in the top of the last, and loaded the bases. With the tying run at second, the go ahead run at first, Julie H
. buckled down throwing strikes to get the first out. Bases still loaded, the next batter ripped a hit down the first base line, and Meghan K.
, went back to make an over the head grab, and run to first to get the game ending double play! This game set the tone for the remaining 5 games of the schedule and has Milton hungry to face a tough Stoughton team, tomorrow night in Stoughton (7/11). On Wednesday U14-Kelly
, was ahead the whole game against a top place Stoughton team, until the 7th, when Stoughton scraped together enough for the walk off win. Milton got on top early thanks to Molly C
, Meg K
. and Andrea J.
Timely hitting was also a factor by Caroline J.
and Shannon F
. The defense did not have to do much work with Shannon F on the hill, going strong into the 6th. Molly C
. threw out 3 runners, one on a double play, while Julie H
. made a nice play in the outfield. On Thursday, U14-Kelly
, returned to home field to keep their playoff hopes alive, staying on top of King Phillip, 8-6.
got into the winning column on Monday, beating Mansfield. Then traveling to Canton for a tough loss, and finishing up the week against N. Attleboro and almost squeeked out the victory, losing 15-14.
On Monday, U10- Rundlett
hosted Sharon, Another close game that was lost in the bottom of the 6th inning. Great pitching by Kylie S. and Jillian V. . The highlight of the game was a triple play by Jillian R.. The bases were loaded and a fly ball was hit, the Sharon runners were on the move but the ball was caught in shallow center field for the 1st out and then stepped on 2nd for the 2nd out and then threw to 1st for the 3rd out. Great way to get out of a bases loaded and nobody out situation. We couldn't hang on to the lead in the bottom of the 6th. Great game by all the Milton players. On Tuesday, the battle was lost against Stoughton for the U10- Rundlett team, Tough loss by the Milton team. Good pitching by Meghan L.. Stoughton was hitting the ball where the Milton players weren't. There was some good hits by Nicole D., Julia B. and Emily A.. Milton just couldn't get the runs across the plate.
On Monday, U12-Conroy
traveled to Dedham and got the fireworks started early with an offensive explosion, beating Dedham 22-7. Emma N.
and Kelly H.
set the table, going a combined 7 for 8, for the big bats of Caroline B., Jillian R., Jenna C
and Helene J.
Two hits by Courtney S
helped put it away. Megan B
and Kayla B
worked the count for big at bats. Jenna C
pitched 3 strong innings before handing the ball to Ruby D
who shut down Dedham the final two innings. The defense made some big plays but none bigger than catcher Jillian R
snaring a foul pop bunt and throwing to Helene J
, covering second, for a double play to stop a Dedham rally.
On Tuesday, U12-Conroy
won their second straight road game and third game of four with another all around solid team effort. Milton never trailed in this one making the plays when they needed to. Contributions from all have set the stage for a playoff run.
On Wednesday, U12-Conroy
fell to Plainville, 15-8. The Wildcats ran into a hot Plainville team, with a hotter pitcher, and couldn't get the offensive going until time was running out. Good pitching by Megan B.
and Hannah M.
kept it close early. Milton couldn't come up with the big defensive play when needed and ran into a couple of big outs.
had a great win this week. The team battled against Mansfield and won the game in walk off fashion, 8-7. Great pitching and defense with some timely hitting by the Hockomock east entry from Milton. Tied up going into the top of the 7th a 1-2-3 inning set up the win. With 2 outs Charlie G.
walked, stole second and keep going all the way home when the ball got behind the center fielder who was covering second on the throw from the catcher.
Week of July 2nd
On Monday, U12-Conroy hosted Norwood at Kelly Field.
The Wildcats came back from a 10-2 deficit to make things interesting but the Norwood defense made the plays they needed. Timely hitting by Helene J.
, Caroline B
, and Jillian R.
got Milton back in the game before falling by score of 17-12.
Week of June 25th
On Wednesday, U10-Rundlett was edged by Wrentham by a score of 12-11.
Milton had the lead going into the 6th inning by 2. Wrentham scored 3 runs in the top of the 6th and Milton couldn't grab anymore runs in the bottom of the 6th.
On Thursday, U10-Rundlett beat Dedham, 13-10.
Key hits and great pitching from Meaghan L
. and Jillian V.
Week of June 18th
The 2012 summer travel season kicked off this week with all six teams in action.
made the long trip to Franklin and almost upset a seasoned Franklin sqaud. Milton led 15-14 after retaking the lead in the top half of the 6th but ran out of gas. U12-Conroy falls to Franklin by a final of 19-15.
On Wednesday, U12-Conroy
dropped a 19-13 decision to Norton at a scorching Kelly Field. Some how the Norton bench was in the shade all evening which could have been the difference. The Wildcats could not find their defensive game and get any key outs for their pitchers. Offensively they continued to produce runs with table setters Emma N
. and Kelly H.
setting the stage for Caroline B., Jillian R., Jenna C.
(3 Hits) and Helene J.
traveled down to Mansfield for their season opener. Great pitching and defense kept this game scoreless for 3 innings, then Mansfield broke through with a run in the 4th. Milton came back to tie the game in the top of the 5th with some timely hitting and great base running.With 2 outs in the 7th Milton had a furious rally cut short by a great defensive play by the Mansfield 2nd baseman and the Milton girls came up just short 6-2.
had their first game of the season as well. Good first game for most of these girls it was their first summer/competitive softball and they handled it great. Maeve R.
ptched two great innings, big hits by Clair A., Marilyn C.
and Danielle N.
but it wasn't quite enough as Milton lost 14-12.
lost a tough game at Stoughton, 7-5. It was a tough loss for Milton but played very well with only 8 players against Stoughton.
was edged by Mansfield by a score of 5-4.