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Spring Fling 2018: Deaf umpire can still call 'em like he sees 'em

By Diana C. Nearhos

2018 Tim King
Umpire Tim King speaks with William Blount coach Amanda Leatherwood during Class AAA state softball tournament game against Ooltewah on Wednesday. Ooltewah won 7-4 in 10 innings.

MURFREESBORO — There's no loud drama to Tim King's calls. Where some umpires have a distinct "striiike" call, King relies on the motions.

King, who is officiating his third straight TSSAA state softball championships, was born deaf. His speech is quiet and can be unclear. He gestures to coaches and players, motioning for the pitcher to wipe her hand before taking the ball or to confirm a substitution.

Read more: https://www.knoxnews.com/story/sports/high-school/2018/05/23/tssaa-spring-fling-2018-deaf-softball-umpire-makes-impact-acc-softball-pac-10-softball/635767002/

Source: Knox News

Photo credit - Caitie McMekin/News Sentinel

Prep Softball Roundup - May 23

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

indianaCovenant Christian 14 Indiana 0 - Sectional 58 Semifinals

Indiana had a rough start to the Sectional 58 semifinals of the IHSAA (Indiana High School Athletic Association) against Covenant Christian when they put 10 runs on the board in the bottom of first inning.

A single by Ariel Senics in the fourth inning was Indiana’s only hit of the day.

Anya Pothorski was on the rubber for Indiana lasting three innings, allowing 13 hits and 14 runs while striking out one. Caitlyn Smith threw one inning out of the bullpen.

ISD   0-0-0-0-0 = 0-1-6
CCS 10-4-0-0-X = 14-15-0

Indiana Batting
TB: Ariel Senics

Team LOB: 2

Indiana Fielding
E: Julissa Howle, Ariel Senics, Claire Slawta, Caitlyn Smith 3

Indiana Pitching
Anya Pothorski (LP) 3.0IP, 13H, 14R, 5ER, 1K, 6BB, 0HR
Caitlyn Smith 1.0IP, 2H, 0R, 0ER, 0K 1BB, 0HR

2018 Indiana Softball vs Covenant Christian

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Prep Softball Roundup - May 22

Monday, May 21, 2018

indianaIndiana 17 Providence Cristo Rey 7 - Sectional 58 Quarterfinals

Caitlyn Smith came to ballpark and meant business on Monday, tallying four hits and leading Indiana to a 17-7 win over Providence Cristo Rey in the Sectional 58 quarterfinals of IHSAA (Indiana High School Athletic Association) playoffs. Smith singled in the first, doubled in the second, singled in the fourth, and singled in the fifth.

Bats blistered as Indiana collected 12 hits and Providence Cristo Rey tallied five in the high-scoring game.

Indiana fired up the offense in the first inning, when Ariel Senics singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run.

Indiana put up seven runs in the fifth inning. Indiana offense in the inning was led by Claire Slawta, Anya Pothorski, Senics, Smith, Ashley Hess, and Megan Dukes, who each had RBIs in the inning.

Pothorski led things off on the rubber for Indiana. She surrendered seven runs on five hits over five innings, striking out seven.

Indiana will face Covenant Christian this evening at 5:00 p.m. in the Sectional 58 semifinals.

ISD 4-5-0-1-7 = 17-12-1
PRC 1-1-0-2-3 = 7-5-4

Indiana Batting
2B: Caitlyn Smith
3B: Ariel Senics
TB: Megan Dukes, Ashley Hess, Julissa Howle, Anya Pothorski 2, Ariel Senics 4, Claire Slawta, Caitlyn Smith 5
RBI: Megan Dukes 2, Ashley Hess, Julissa Howle 2, Anya Pothorski 2, Ariel Senics 2, Claire Slawta, Caitlyn Smith 3
ROE: Anya Pothorski, Lynsie Struthers
FC: Anya Pothorski
HBP: Julissa Howle, Della Miles
SB: Ashley Hess, Julissa Howle, Della Miles 2, Anya Pothorski 3, Claire Slawta 2, Caitlyn Smith 2

Team LOB: 4

Indiana Fielding
E: Claire Slawta
DP: Ashley Hess

Indiana Pitching
Anya Pothorski (WP) 5.0IP, 5H, 7R, 7ER, 7K, 11BB, 0HR

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Prep Softball Roundup - May 21

Friday, May 18, 2018

indianaMorristown 13 Indiana 3

Indiana stayed in it until the end, but Morristown pulled away late in a 13-3 victory on Friday. Morristown trailed 3-1 in the bottom of the fourth inning when Shade Bridgeford tripled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring three runs.

Anya Pothorski started the game for Indiana. She allowed seven hits and 13 runs over five and two-thirds innings, striking out ten.

Indiana scattered seven hits in the game. Pothorski and Ariel Senics each managed two hits to lead Indiana.

ISD  0-0-3-0-0-0 = 3-7-6
MHS 0-0-0-4-8-1 = 13-7-2

Indiana Batting
2B: Anya Pothorski, Ariel Senics
3B: Ariel Senics
TB: Megan Dukes, Anya Pothorski 3, Stephanie Roberts, Ariel Senics 5, Caitlyn Smith
RBI: Ariel Senics, Caitlyn Smith
FC: Ashley Hess, Julissa Howle
SB: Anya Pothorski 2

Team LOB: 6

Indiana Fielding
E: Stephanie Roberts 2, Ariel Senics 2, Claire Slawta, Caitlyn Smith

Indiana Pitching
Anya Pothorski (LP) 5.2IP, 7H, 13R, 4ER, 10K, 9BB, 0HR

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Napa High's Kaylie Martindale to continue softball career at Pacific University of Oregon

By Marty James

2018 Kaylie Martindale
Kaylie Martingale will attend Pacific University, a private NCAA-Division III school in Forest Grove, Oregon and will play for the Boxers as a pitcher and outfielder. She was joined by family and friends when she signed a national letter-of-intent at St. John’s Lutheran School, where she also attend school.

The opportunity to study audiology and play softball in college will allow Kaylie Martindale, a senior at Napa High School, “to follow both of her dreams,” her mom, Dawnette Martindale said at a signing ceremony on Friday.

Kaylie Martindale will attend Pacific University, a private NCAA-Division III school in Forest Grove, Oregon and will play for the Boxers as a pitcher and outfielder. She was joined by family and friends when she signed a national letter of intent at St. John’s Lutheran School, where she also attended school.

Read more: https://napavalleyregister.com/sports/high-school/napa-high-s-kaylie-martindale-to-continue-softball-career-at/article_f3a63424-6935-5f54-ae14-486dfc1f7153.html

Source: Napa Valley Register

Photo credit -Don Lex, LuckyDuckImages.com

Prep Softball Roundup - May 11

Thursday, May 10, 2018

model-secondaryModel 9 McLean School 8 - PVAC Semifinals

That was a nail-biting game as MSSD Softball team won the PVAC League semi-finals game over McLean School with the score of 9-8!

Aubrie Bauer had one inside-the-park home run and struck out 10 batters as a pitcher. CJ Salit had two inside-the-park home run at the game. Talia Boren made the last hit that brought Theia Vargas home, winning the game!

We are advancing to the PVAC League Championship game between MSSD and Edmund Burke on Monday, May 14th.The game will be at Gallaudet University Hoy Field at 4:00pm.

*Reprinted from MSSD Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/MSSDeagles/photos/a.452200821485506.104875.156969591008632/1766714156700826/?type=3&theater

riversideSherman Indian 11 Riverside 5

Riverside fell behind early and couldn't come back in an 11-5 loss to Sherman Indian on Thursday.

Brenda Vargas toed the rubber for Riverside. She went two and two-thirds innings, allowing eight runs on six hits and striking out three. Aspen Goldstein threw four and a third innings in relief out of the bullpen.

Riverside scattered nine hits in the game. Thalia Bunda, Lily DeSimone, and Maricela Galarza each had multiple hits for Riverside. Galarza, DeSimone, and Bunda each collected two hits to lead Riverside.

SIHS  5-0-3-0-0-0-3 = 11-10-2
CSDR 2-0-1-0-0-1-1 = 5-9-5

Riverside Batting
2B: Thalia Bunda 2, Lily DeSimone, Hannah Metzner, Alexandra Monge, Scarlet Watters
3B: Lily DeSimone
TB: Thalia Bunda 4, Lily DeSimone 5, Maricela Galarza 2, Hannah Metzner 2, Alexandra Monge 2, Scarlet Watters 2
RBI: Lily DeSimone, Hannah Metzner, Alexandra Monge, Scarlet Watters 2
ROE: Thalia Bunda, Lily DeSimone
FC: Janae Blakely, Scarlet Watters
HBP: Maricela Galarza, Alexandra Monge
SB: Thalia Bunda, Maricela Galarza 2, Jayda Norris, Scarlet Watters
CS: Thalia Bunda

Team LOB: 11

Riverside Fielding
E: Maricela Galarza 3, Brenda Vargas, Hannah Weiss

Riverside Pitching
Brenda Vargas 2.2IP, 6H, 8R, 3ER, 3K, 6BB, 0HR
Aspen Goldstein 4.1IP, 4H, 3R, 2ER, 6K, 3BB, 0HR

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