Team chemistry has Newark Charter softball off to good start


The Vestavia Hills girls soccer team cruised to a 6-1 win over Gadsden City on Tuesday.

In the opener, Finlandia scored six runs in the first inning and never looked back as they won in five innings. On Sunday, she kept the NYU bats in check with a 6-2 win, settling down after allowing two runs in the first inning to toss six scoreless innings after that. She has a strong arm and bat and once she gets the little things worked out will be a major part of this team.

Herberger got the start on the mound for the Buckaroos and gave himself a 3-0 lead before he even logged his first pitch.

Jenna Mckenney struck out 12 batters and received plenty of run support in the Knights' victory Tuesday evening over the Gryphons. "We expect them to play at a high level", Williams said. I have to get them more prepared to play the game and get them to understand how we have to compete in order to win the game.

"Due to personnel reasons, she (Zambrana) is no longer a part of our program", Murphy said. "And maybe we put something together", Turner said.

In the second game, Portage senior pitcher Meghan Witt three a four-inning, no-hitter. Jaren Rossok and Parker Watts were issued walks in the first.

"It's been a struggle".

"We return a good core from last year, including Aurora Wilks, a four-year varsity player who is going to Whitworth University to continue her softball career next year". This season, however, he's is seeing something different. "So, I kind of know the kids better, how practices went, who plays where and that should help ease the transition". "Girls are getting the sacrifice bunts down, they are having key hits to the outfield with runners in scoring position and they are picking each other up".

Sparta High School baseball beats Delaware Valley
Credits Jennifer Dericks
Sparta High School baseball beats Delaware Valley Credits Jennifer Dericks

Oroville (7-6, 1-1 Westside League) plays Gridley at home at 4 p.m. Friday.

Ridgeview scored a run in the top of the third. Head coach Rachel Lawson, however, said that Rainwater was having "her best season yet at the plate". "I thought our defense also did a great job tonight. We only had to replace two starters", Cash said. When I sat down with the pitchers last week I told them they just need to throw strikes.

But KU mounted its comeback with two outs in the top of the ninth, plating eight runs on six hits and an error.

PCA reliever Mollie MacCormack pitched three innings and allowed one run on four hits.

The Mavs (3-1, 1-0 NCC West) plated a run in the second to take an early lead with the help of an error on the cold night on a routine fly ball to right. We hit 1 through 9, that doesn't happen often on high school teams.

Reagan Hurst got the win in the circle for UHS after pitching all seven innings. Whether we've gone to Columbia and hit in the cages, or we've come out here and hit in our cage, or go inside in the gym and hit in the cage, we work a lot of offense.

Bellevue is scheduled to host York College on Wednesday, Apr. 11 at 4 John Stella Field at Brown Park while Friends is slated to host #10 Science & Arts (Okla.) on Tuesday, Apr. 10 at 4 Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.