The defending Division 1 state champions, King Philip, flexed its offensive muscles at Jack Tripp Field in Taunton, defeating Silver Lake in the semifinals 13-0. Senior pitcher Meg Rico had another outstanding performance, striking out 17 and allowing only three hits. She helped her own cause, going 4 for 4 and scoring four times. "My catcher really helped me out today, she did a really good job calling all the pitches, working inside and outside to keep them off balance," said Rico. "I told my team I'd do everything in my power to not let them score runs." This is the second game in a row Rico has had 17 strikeouts. "She's very consistent pitcher, she has great command of her pitches and a great batterymate," said coach Brian Leonard. " We have all the confidence in the world every time we put her out there in the circle. She knows this is the time of year she needs to be on her game and never disappoints." The Warriors put one run on the board in the first and added two more in the second. The game broke open in the third. Rico and Tori Constantin singled and scored on an Olivia Godin double. Anna O'Neill ripped a double to score Godin, and then scored on a single hit by Cayleigh McCarthy. The bats stayed hot for the Warriors as they scored two more in the fourth and added their final four in the fifth. McCarthy, (3 for 3, five RBIs) hit a deep shot over the left field fence to bring in two runs.
King Philip 13, Silver Lake 0
Saturday, June 9, 2012, at Kingston
Updated: Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, 9:14 a.m.