Ellsworth Summer Softball Wins 2nd Consecutive Weekend Tournament
The Ellsworth summer softball team, comprised of Ellsworth, MDI and Machias won thier second consecutive weekend tournament, this time in Waterville.
There were 10 very tough teams in the tourney. The first game was Saturday morning at 10AM against Central Maine Rampage and Ellsworth won 9 to 6. Shelby Cote had a big hit with a 3 run triple.
The second game was against Maine Revere. This was a pitchers dual between the hard throwing Kate Whitney of Machias and M. Nadeau. Ellsworth fell behind 1 to 0 in the 5th inning. But Elsworth came back with 3 in the bottom of the 5th to take the lead. Ellsworth manufactured their runs with some timely small ball. Final score 3 to 2 Ellsworth.
Ellsworth then face a very good sluggers team at 4pm. Ellsworth fell behind 3-0 in the top half of the 1st inning but got 2 runs in the bottom of the 1st thanks to a 2 run single by Avalon Kerley. Ellsworth fell behind 6 to 3 until the 7th inning when Molly Carroll tied the game with a 3 run home run. In the bottom of the 7th and with a runner on 3rd and 2 outs Ellsworth's center fielder Trinity Montigny (7th grader), made and incredible game saving catch. Ellsworth won the game in the 8th inning thanks to a tiebreaker. ASA tie breaker puts a runner on 2nd. Avalon Kerley went to 3rd on a past ball and scored on a ground out by Shelby Cote. Kate Whitney pitched the 8th inning and struck out the first 2 batters. Avalon Kerley threw out a runner at third trying to steal that ended the game.
This win put Ellsworth in the championship game at noon on Sunday at Thomas College. They played Sluggers again and they had to beat Ellsworth twice to win. Ellsworth lost the first game 10 to 2. In the second game incoming freshman Lindsey took the mound. She was absolutely terrific striking out 7 walking 1 and giving up just 4 hits. Molly Carroll again had the big hit with a 2 run triple in the 3rd inning putting Ellsworth up 4 to 0. Trinity Montigny and Cassidy Parady made several sparkling catches. Cassidy also had some very big hits during the tourney. The girls at times played in the pouring rain.