Softball - Girls Varsity
|Date:||March 30, 2013|
|Score:||1 - 2|
It was a beautiful spring day on Saturday for the season opener for both the Berkshire Bears and Millbrook Mustangs. With Caitlin Kiene ’13 on the mound for the Bears and strong pitching coming from the Mustang side as well, it promised to be a close and competitive match up. The game got off to a quick start when in the bottom of the first, the top of the Millbrook line up put a run on the board with a couple of singles. Berkshire answered back in the top of the second starting with Alli Sugar ’16 taking a ball four for a walk to put a runner on first. Sugar made her way to third with the help of Kylie Wilkes ’16 and Olivia Smith ’14, who both put the ball in play in the infield. Kate Klimaszewski ’16 then hit a clutch single to left field with two outs to bring Sugar in and tie the score at one. The Mustangs came back in the bottom of the third with one more run to put the score at 2-1 Millbrook, where it would stay for the rest of the game.
It was a successful first game defensively for Berkshire, led by their captains Kiene, Smith, and Francesca Ghi ’14. Kiene pitched a solid game with six strikeouts and only one earned run against some very strong Millbrook hitters. Ghi let next nothing past her at catcher, and was extremely patient at the plate—walking three out of her four at bats. Not to be out done, Smith made three putouts from third base with no errors.
Despite the score, it was a promising start for a very young Berkshire team. The Bears scrimmage Taft at home on Wednesday and then travel to Greenwich on Saturday for their second game of the season.