SOFTBALL

Coyle & Cassidy 7, Bishop Feehan 4

Thursday, Apr. 25, 2013, at Taunton

A five run fifth inning by Coyle-Cassidy erased the Shamrock shutout to hand Bishop Feehan its first loss, 7-4, Thursday. Entering the game, both teams were tied for first place at 2-0 in the Eastern Athletic Conference, but the Shamrocks were undefeated overall, 6-0. Feehan coach Gary Warren said that when he took over the Shamrocks in 2009, he wanted to base his program off of CC’s. “We’re always expecting a tough game,” he said. “They’re always known for their program, their coaching. Coyle-Cassidy always puts a good team on the field.” Shamrocks had a shutout and three-run lead heading into the fifth inning, “then the wheels fell off,” Warren said. Two errors and an intentional walk to load the bases proved costly as the Warriors gained the lead with two outs. “They were the better team,” Warren said. “They were down 3-0 but never gave up.” Warrior Sarah Milot led off the fifth inning with a single. Steph Martin got the next two batters for outs, but Stephanie Skiba started the rally with a 2-out blooper over the left fielder's head for a double, scoring Milot. Allison Gouveia singled home Skiba to cut it to a 3-2 game. Gouveia scored the tying run from second, making it home before the throw. After walking the bases loaded to avoid clean up hitter Brooke Gubala, an error on a routine grounder to second scored two more runs to end the inning at 5-3 Warriors. “Give them breaks, they’re take advantage of it,” Warren said. The Shamrocks threatened in the 7th inning with the tying run batting, but Kelsey Boarman earned her two strikeouts to end the game. At the plate, the Shamrocks racked up nine hits to the Warrior’s eight. Lydia Hanewich (2-4, 2 runs scored) and Brenna LeGacy (3-4, 1 RBI) had key at-bats during their three-run third inning.

 

Updated: Thursday, April 25, 2013, 9:08 p.m.

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