By Rob Potter
ROSCOE May 12, 2000 -- The Roscoe Lady Blue Devil softball team
did not have one big inning in Tuesdays
Western Sullivan League (WSL) game versus visiting
But the Lady Blue Devils (64, 43 WSL) scored
at least a pair of runs in the third, fourth, fifth and
sixth innings to give pitcher Danielle Austin all of the
support she would need. Austin allowed only two hits and
recorded her third win of the season as the Lady Blue
Devils defeated the Lady Wildcats by a 10-4 margin.
Danielle pitched very well, noted Roscoe
coach Pete DeVantier. Anytime a girl pitches all
seven innings, shes doing a good job.
With a 5-0 lead in the fifth, Roscoe added to its
advantage. Pam Buck stepped to the plate and hit the ball
just over first base and inside the foul line by
mere inches. That allowed Crystal Evans to score for a
Following a walk to Mary Kate Johnston that put runners
on the corners Buck had already stolen both second
and third base Staci Fersch ripped a double to
left field to plate both Buck and Johnston.
Down 8-0, Manor (27, 25 WSL) mounted a rally
in the top of the sixth. A double by Amanda Irwin put
runners of second and third, as Megan Blanton had walked
earlier in the inning. After a strikeout for the second
out of the frame, Alys Mann walked to load the bases.
Audra Cady then hit a high infield pop fly that was
dropped, allowing Blanton and Irwin to score. Manor
scored one more run before Austin struck out Cassie
Schneider to end the threat.
Basically, we couldnt get our hitting
going, said Manor coach Gail Denman. We made
a couple of bad errors in the early innings to let them
get going. Roscoe just scored a couple of runs each
inning and they added up.
Denman noted that Mann did a nice job on the mound and
has been improving. Manors main starting pitcher,
Jennifer Wright younger sister of former Lady
Wildcat standout Jessica Wright suffered a knee
injury last week and has not yet returned to action.
Irwin and Ellison each went 1-for-3 with a triple to pace
the Manor attack.
Austin helped her own cause with a triple. Buck went
2-for-3 and Becky Evans was 3-for-3 for the Lady Blue
Weve been getting a lot better offensively as
the season moves along, DeVantier commented.
Today, we played excellent.