Democrat Photo by Rob Potter
Delaware Valleys Dara Mahoney
looks back at J-Y second baseman Stephanie
Johnson a second after Johnson gloved a fly ball
off the bat of DVs Ashley Reimer to end
Thursdays game. Running into back up
Johnson on the play are shortstop Aileen Semenetz
and right fielder Amanda Davis (7).
One-Hitter Handcuffs Eagles
By Rob Potter
JEFFERSONVILLE May 16, 2000 -- Pitching and base running were the
key factors as the Jeffersonville-Youngsville Lady
Trojans avenged an earlier loss to Delaware Valley on
When the teams met in Callicoon back on April 14, DV
prevailed 6-1. But on their home field, the Lady Trojans
knocked off DV, 5-1.
With the win, J-Y improved to 62, 52 Western
Sullivan League while DV dropped to 82, 82 WSL.
Kelly Theis, J-Ys senior hurler, kept the Lady
Eagle hitters off-balance all afternoon. In fact, a bloop
single by Theresa Bauer in the seventh inning was the
only hit DV could get off of Theis.
Kelly pitched a good game, said DV coach John
Meyer. She and [DV pitcher] Mariah [Gillow] are
among the top two or three pitchers in the league. They
both pitched pretty well today.
Kelly pitched well, added J-Y coach Mike Ellmauer. The whole team played well. This is our
third game this week and were getting the rust off
from vacation and rainouts. We still have a few cylinders
to hit, but were getting better.
The Lady Trojan offense gave Theis what turned out to be
all the run support she would need in the third and
fourth innings. Already holding a 1-0 lead in the bottom
of the third, J-Y added another run. Aileen Semenetz
lashed a double to left field and then went to third base
on a passed ball. She then scored on a sacrifice bunt by
Amanda Davis for a 2-0 lead.
J-Y scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the fourth.
Kristen Erlwein walked, stole second base, advanced to
third base on a wild pitch and scored when Beth Fanning
ripped a single back up the middle.
Fanning scored the fourth J-Y run three batters later
when she safely slid under Gillows attempted tag at
the plate on a passed ball.
DV attempted a comeback in its next turn at-bat in the
top of the fifth. Bauer walked to begin the frame and
stole second base. After one out was recorded, Dara
Mahoney smacked a grounder to short. But Semenetzs
throw to first baseman Linnea OMara was errant,
allowing Mahoney to reach second base and Bauer to score.
But Theis got two of the next three batters to ground out
to second baseman Stephanie Johnson to end the Lady Eagle
bid to cut the lead any closer.
Erlwein singled and later scored another run in the sixth
inning and Theis set the Lady Eagles down in order in
both the sixth and seventh to preserve the J-Y victory.
Theis struck out two and walked three to improve to 5-1
on the year, while Gillow dropped to 8-2 despite allowing
only six hits. She also walked three batters and recorded
We had some good hits today, but our base running
was good as well, said Ellmauer, who estimated that
his team stole about eight bases in the contest. We
live and die by our base running.
Though disappointed by the loss, Meyer noted that the
Lady Eagles may face the Lady Trojans again this season
perhaps in a sectional game.
They were the better team today, he said.
Our hats are off to them.
Semenetz was 2-for-3 with a double and three stolen
bases, while Fanning went 1-for-2 with an RBI. Also
knocking in a run for the Lady Trojans were Davis and