Democrat Photo by Ted Waddell
TWO: Ashley Bohs of Eldred (10) connects
for a two-run triple against Chester pitcher
Christina Clerkin in Thursdays non-league
game. The host Lady Yellow Jackets cruised 14-2.
Score Doesn't Last
By Ted Waddell
ELDRED April 25, 2000 -- At the end of the first inning, the score
was tied 1-1 in Thursdays non-league varsity
softball game between the home team Lady Yellow Jackets
(52) and the Lady Hambletonians of Chester
In Chesters opening inning, Kristin DeCroix crossed
the plate on a passed ball, and you could almost see
waves of tension and foreboding rise from the Eldred
In the bottom of the first, Aimee Schneider took
advantage of an error and grabbed a base. Karin Blaut
followed with a single, and Ashley Bohs sacrificed into a
fielders choice to send Schneider across the plate
to tie it up 1-1.
But in the fourth, it turned into a walk in the park for
the hosts on a rain threatened afternoon as they racked
up five runs on the way to a 14-2 win.
In the fourth frame, Vicki Larsson walked, followed by a
base hit by Schneider. Blaut singled, driving in Larsson
and Schneider. Starting Chester pitcher Christina Clerkin
then served up consecutive walks to Bohs and Casey-Lynn
Williams. A two-run single by Amanda Pierce scored Blaut
and Bohs. The inning closed with an RBI by Dana Cahayla.
The score: 6-1.
In the top of the fifth, Chester got their second and
final run of the game when Anne Marie Cardinola
sacrificed to score Jamie More. Chester earned their
first hit of the game in the sixth inning on a double by DeCroix.
In the bottom of the fifth, Heidi Sherman led off for the
Yellow Jackets with a double, but got picked off at third
attempting to steal. Larsson singled and Schneider
reached on an error. Blaut got to base on an error, and
Larsson scored on the same misplay. A two-run base hit by
Bohs scored Schneider and Blaut. Bohs then sprinted
across the plate on an error by the Chester catcher when
she overthrew third. The score: 10-2.
In the sixth frame, Chesters relief pitcher loaded
the bases by walking Pierce and Danielle Campbell, and
then hit Sherman with an errant pitch. A two-RBI base hit
by Jessica Haas scored Pierce and Campbell. Larsson
walked, followed by an RBI single by Schneider which
scored Sherman. The scoring ended with a walk to Bohs
which sent Haas all the way home.
For Eldred, Blaut pitched a three-hitter and struck out
13. She also controlled the mound during Wednesdays
3-1 win over the Lady Eagles of Delaware Valley.
It was a real good game for both teams until the
fourth inning when we just started hitting,
reflected Dot McCrone, second-year coach of the Eldred
varsity softball team. Karin Blaut had an excellent
game, and shes getting a lot more control of the
According to McCrone, the Lady Yellow Jackets are playing
a lot better defensively and making fewer errors as the
season is developing. She noted that her players still
need a lot more work on their base running skills.
What about the rest of the season? If we continue
to play they way we are now, it should be positive,
said McCrone. If we can keep it together as a team,
Blaut finished with a three-hitter, fanning 14. Bohs
drove in four runs.