Saturday, April 24, 2010

Record setters have big week

Last week, the Columbia girls’ softball team became the school’s best softball team ever with a win over Cocalico.

The 6-0 win over Cocalico was the Tide’s seventh of the season, the most in CHS softball history since 1995 when Columbia went 7-9.

Friday, they broke the record with a 5-2 win at Elco.

The win improved the Tide’s Section 4 record to 7-2 and overall mark to 8-3.

But with the program history changing, the Tide is eyeing a bigger prize, a section title and league playoffs berth.

And with seven games left in the league season, the Tide has a big week to reach those lofty goals. Coach Brad Brubaker’s teams hosts Northern Lebanon on Monday, travels to Donegal on Wednesday and then Pequea Valley on Friday. The combined league record of the three is 21-5 with Donegal unbeaten in league play at 9-0 and leading Section 3. Northern Lebanon, who beat Pequea Valley on Friday is 6-3 in league play and Pequea Valley is 6-2 in Section 4.

Columbia scored in the top of the first inning when Emily Detz, who had walked and stole second base, then advanced to third on a passed ball, scored after Ashlyn Phillips walked and continued on to second. The play distracted ELCO pitcher Carrie Stamm and Detz scampered home.

The Tide would add two runs in the second inning when jacked an RBI triple plating Kayla Lambert. Detz would later score an a Valessa Carollo fielders choice hit. Jenna Plastino and Phillips added two runs in the fifth and the Tide secured the win behind the 3-hitter thrown by Detz. She struck out 12 and walked one in the win.