Monday, May 3, 2010

Tide girls top Beavers

Going into Monday’s L-L League softball game with Lebanon Catholic, there were two concerns.

First, all the Tide had to do was win their final four league games and they would earn the school’s first league playoff berth.

Second, would there be any letdown by the Tide girls following Friday’s 5-4 loss to Pequea Valley.

Well, on the first point, the Tide girls knocked down the Lady Beavers, 8-2, to keep those league playoff hopes alive.

As for the second point, the letdown lasted until the sixth inning when the Tide finally broke the game open with five runs.

The Tide will host Lancaster Catholic on Wednesday, then travel to Annville-Cleona on Friday before closing out the week with a 10 a.m. Saturday non-league American Cancer Society benefit game with Reading Central Catholic. Columbia will close the regular season on Monday at home with Lancaster Mennonite.

The Tide jumped out to an early 1-0 lead, scoring in the first inning on a trio of hits by Emily Detz, Vallesa Carollo and Jenna Plastino. However, the Tide left two stranded.

Detz was in the circle for the Tide and was in control until the fourth. The Beavers scored a run with two outs on a single and double. But Detz buckled down and got one of her 15 strikeouts to end the threat. It was the first hits of the game for LC.

Columbia got two more runs in their half of the fourth. Alexis Eckman led off with a bunt single and moved to third when Brittany Germer reached on an error by Lebanon Catholic. Eckman scored when pinch-hitter Sara Burke laid down a perfect bunt and Germer scored on a wild pitch.

The Tide was now ahead 3-1, but the Beavers did not go away, pulling within 3-2 with a single tally in the sixth.

That’s also when the Tide put this one away.

Germer started the inning with a double, Kayla Lambert reached on an error and Emily Groft drove in the second run of the inning with a single. After Detz walked to load the sacks, Plastino and Allison Michener singled to score three more to end any hopes of a Lebanon Catholic win.

Baseball team says thanks

The Columbia Baseball Booster c\Club and Coaches would like to thank the Community for your support on Sunday, April 18 Chicken Barbeque and Saturday, May 1.
Our boys did their first town canvas for the Baseball team.We do not have any programs to post our patrons names, so I hope this message reaches you all.

Again thank you for your support!!!

Columbia Baseball Booster C;lub
Josie, Michele and Angie
Coach Peterson and Coach Redman
Coach Plastino and Coach Grove

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