Concord-Carlisle defeated the St. Mary's Spartans 10-3 in the first annual At Bat For Buddy Scholarship softball game last night at the Bowser Complex in Lynn.
The meeting was in memory of Ed "Buddy" Henry, Bishop Fenwick's longtime softball coach who passed away with cancer.
"The St. Mary's kids were very close to Ed Henry, some of my kids worked pretty closely with him, he means a lot to softball in the whole state," said Concord-Carlisle coach Lisa McGloin, who played under Henry as a catcher from 1985 to 1998. She also coached with him from 1990 to 1997 at Fenwick and for half of the 1998 season at Shawsheen. "He brought softball to a new level in the whole state, and it's just an honor to be able to do something back for him and and his family and in memory of him."
Junior Gayle Miner (double, single, RBI) scattered four hits and fanned three batters through five scoreless innings for Concord-Carlisle (19-1). Freshman Galen Kerr finished the game.
The Patriots scored six runs in the top of the fifth, with four hits against St. Mary's pitcher senior Samantha Kiley. The Spartans also featured junior Vanessa LaFauci, freshman Brooke L'Abbe, and junior Brianna Holmes on the mound.
St. Mary's (16-4) scored three runs with two outs in the bottom of the seventh, with senior Brittany Hanscom driving in two on a single, and another scoring on a fielding error.
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