UV falls in high-scoring affair with Sidney
DEPOSIT – The Lady Jacks’ Mackenzie Stiles added another perfect game to her New York State record, making it number 15 of her career as Deposit took down Greene in a 6-0 win Tuesday afternoon.
Until the fifth inning, there were just two base runners in the contest by both teams. Deposit’s Danielle Seymour hit a full-count single to right field on the ground in the bottom of the first and Stiles drew a walk in the fourth.
However, Greene was able to get out of the inning, leaving both base runners on base for the Lady Jacks.
The game was a defensive battle as the score remained 0-0 into the bottom of the fifth. That was when Deposit was able to get a small rally going.
The trip to the plate for the Lady Jacks started with a Zoe Gifford walk. Olivia Kennedy was in the circle for the Trojans and she battled back against Gifford in the at-bat after going down 3-0. The Greene’s ace came back with back-to-back strikes, forcing the 3-2 count and making Gifford protect the plate. The Deposit batter fouled the next pitch off her bat to make Kennedy extend the pitch count.
Gifford walked to first on the ball four call, giving the Jacks their third base runner of the game. Her colleague Kayla Eldred hit a hard grounder to left on the first pitch of the at-bat, sending Gifford into scoring position at second.
With a wild pitch, both runners advanced a base. Mikayla Martin hit the ball back to Kennedy three pitches later and Kennedy got the out at first. While the play was happening at first, Gifford came in to score the run.
Kennedy struck out the Seymour to end the inning without any other damage done by the home team.
Stiles returned to the rubber in the top of the sixth and tossed two of her 18 strikeouts in the game and Bryn Martin tossed out Kylie Ferris after the bunt attempt to keep the perfect game bid alive. In the bottom half of the inning, the Jacks added five runs for the 6-0 victory.
Stiles closed out the game with another two strikeouts and a popup that was caught by her shortstop to end the contest.
Mikayla Martin ended the game going 1-for-4 at the plate, sending two runners into score for two RBIs in. Seymour, Bryn Martin, Stiles, Alaina Smith and Mikala Anderson each had a hit – all singles – in the game for Deposit.
Kennedy ended the afternoon with 12 strikeouts of her own over the six innings of work for the Greene pitcher. She surrendered seven hits and four earned runs in the loss, just her second of the season.
The Trojans (10-2) is off until Saturday morning when they travel to Walton for an 11 a.m. game time.
Deposit 6, Greene 0..