Week of 8/5
U18 - Murphy hosted Quincy on Monday night at Gile in the Semifinals of the U18 South Shore Playoffs. Milton jumped out to an early lead and held on for the 7-2 win advancing them to the Championship Game on Wednesday night at Gile.Week of 7/29
U18 - Murphy is on a roll. The team has won 7 in a row and clinched 1st place in the U18 South Shore Conference. U18 avenged their only loss with a 6-4 win over Scituate in a battle for 1st place. U18 hosts Quincy on 8/5 in the semifinals of the U18 South Shore Conference Playoffs. Week of 7/22 U18 - Murphy continued to roll with two wins this week and improved to 7-1. As a result, U18-Murphy has clinched a first round bye in the playoffs and will host a semifinal game at Gile Field. Milton cruised over Cohasset/Hingham by a score of 11-5 and rallied to win 8-4 vs. Braintree South. Week of 7/15 U18 - Murphy had an impressive week. On Monday, Milton took a tight game and blew it wide open in the late innings as they cruised to the 17-5. On Wednesday, Milton traveled to Plymouth and came away with a 19-9 win. The two wins this week clinched a playoff berth for the Milton U18 team and have a 1st place finish in their sights.
U14 West - Conroy began the last week of the season on the road in Attleboro. With the sun beating down the Wildcats played a solid all-around game. Both teams traded the lead in the early innings with Milton scoring one in the top of the sixth to tie it 6-6. In the top of the seventh, Milton left the go ahead run on third before retiring Attleboro on three straight defensive plays in the bottom of the seventh. None better than Kate McAuliffe’s diving catch at first base. Well played 6-6 tie.
On Thursday the Taunton Twisters visited Gile to close out the summer season for U14 West - Conroy. The Wildcats tasting some late season success put on a show for the home crowd. The bats were alive putting up an 8-0 lead after two innings and defensively the outfield assisted on three putouts. The game ended early with a 15-1 victory.
This was a summer season of hard fought close games with some really good softball played by a great group of girls who represented both MGSB and Milton well. They were a pleasure to coach. Week of 7/8 U14 West - Conroy continues to face the top teams in the Hockomock West with King Phillip visiting Kelly Field on 7/8. Milton was playing one of their best games to date and had a lead 3-0 going into the sixth inning - a lead that could have easily been more with a few well timed hits. KP roared back to tie it the top of the 6th and pushed two unearned runs across in the top of the seventh. Milton started to rally in the bottom of the seventh but fell short again. Final Score KP 5, U14 West - Conroy 3.
On Tuesday, July 9th, U14 West - Conroy visited the Franklin Fusion and saw a 4-3 game after five innings turn into a 15-3 decision. A tip of the cap to Franklin, who really hit the ball well despite some nice plays by the Wildcat outfielders.
On Thursday, U14 West - Conroy hosted the Sharon Eagles at Gile. A solid effort produced a 5-0 lead through four innings. Sharon rallied for 5 in the fifth helped by some untimely Milton miscues. After Milton left the bases loaded in the bottom of the 6th, Sharon returned the favor in the top of the 7th before Milton pushed across the winning run for a walk off 6-5 victory. A quick look at the standing show Milton has played the iron of the league, first through sixth place teams in the unbalanced twelve team league schedule. Close, well played games have been the norm against some very good competition. Week of 7/1 On Tuesday, the Walpole Jr. Rebels visited Gile Filed. Milton U14-West were missing some key players but stayed within striking distance of a very good Walpole team. The last inning saw Walpole put up 9 runs to seal a 25 to 9 victory. Special thanks to our last minute fill in’s. Week of 6/24
Milton U18: 15, Quincy: 1
On a hot Wednesday night the Milton U18 girls took the field on the home turf for the season opener against neighboring rivals Quincy at Kelly Field. In attendance were many of the parents providing the much needed cheers and encouragement to the girls.
It was a good start for pitcher Shannon F. who had her very familiar catcher Ashley V. steadfastly calling the signals and guarding the plate with 7 strikeouts over four innings. Milton defense was flawless in all aspects of the game, particularly noted was the infield of Charlie Guscott, Julia Moore, Olivia Fitzgerald and Meredith and MegKelly (not sisters). The outfield never faltered with great play and sure hands of CaitlynMurphy and BrennaMcCarthy.
But the victory of Milton 15 to 1 over Quincy was the story of loud hits and aggressive base running by all players. The Quincy pitcher put forth a valiant effort only giving up four walks the entire evening, but the Milton girls managed to put up 16 hits and score 15 runs. key doubles from VictoriaHansbury, Jacqui Losi and Julia Moore and singles from all the girls on the team provided a seemingly never ending procession of the girls tagging home plate. These tough girls went to bat swinging and even with what looked to be a sure strikeout against Milton, the speed of the Milton girls and heads up play really shined when dropped third strikes still allowed three of our girls to reach base, and one even to second base. It was a great team effort all around and the Milton girls should be proud!
Milton U14 West played the first of three in a row Tuesday night facing off against the Franklin Tornadoes at Gile Field. A close game until the final frame when Franklin scored 6 to seal Milton’s fate 18-9.
On Wednesday a road trip to Norton produced a nip and tuck game eventually losing 9-8 to a then unbeaten Norton squad.
Thursday was the longest road trip of the year to Bellingham. Milton jumped all over the home team racing off to a 13 -4 lead after four innings. The home team fought back and handed Milton a disappointing loss 16-15.
The U14 West team is still looking for their first victory. Three one run losses in the first four games, at very least, show we come to play every night. Week of 6/17
Summer Travel kicks off this week.
Milton U14 West opened their season against the Fury in Stoughton. A close fought game was scoreless until the bottom the fourth when Stoughton pushed across a run. The Wildcats responded, scoring in the top of the fifth to tie the game. Stoughton scored in the bottom half to take 2-1 lead and then turned a big double play to take away a Milton scoring opportunity in the top of the sixth.. The Fury scored again in the bottom of the sixth to take a 3-1 lead. Milton wasn't done and cut the lead to one but left the tying run on second base in the top of the seventh dropping a 3-2 decision. Well pitched game, by both teams, turned into a game of who made fewer mental errors.
Milton U10-West won 7-4 vs Stoughton Thursday night and are off to a 2-0 start. It was the summer piching debut of Kailey and she dazzled them--pitching 5 innings allowing just 4 hits, 2 runs and striking out 8. Jillian pitched the 6th inning and slammed the door. Contributing big hits were Claire and Maeve. One of the biggest plays of the night though came on defense as Reese made a lunging catch in right field with 2 outs and the bases loaded in the first inning.