Front: Megan Kramer, Kaitlyn Pyne, Julia Revock, Jackie Markisz, Mackenzie Kramer, Jackie Cai.
Back: George Revock, Manager, Emily Bloom, Catherine Raeter, Jennifer O’Leary, Erin Muni, Courtney Skolka, Jackie Nieschmidt, Bill Kramer, Coach.
July 5, 2010: Tournament Ends in Defeat to New Egypt 11 - 8
WWLL’s Softball District 10s team went out with a bang, and as Manager George Revock said after the game, simply ran out of outs while scoring 8 runs over the last 3 innings and were threateing to score still more. Julia Revock pitched a terrific complete game, striking out 6 batters in blistering heat. Catie Raeter made several outstanding plays at shortstop. Offensively, there were two standout batters for the Green & Gold 10s: Jackie Markisz went 2 for 3 with a double, 2 stolen bases and 3 runs scored, Courtney Skolka went 3 for 4 with 2 doubles and 3 RBIs. Jackie Cai set the table well, working out two walks at the top of the order which led to 2 stolen bases and 2 runs scored, Emily Bloom went 1 for 3 with 3 stolen bases and scored a run, Megan Kramer drew 3 walks and had 2 stolen bases, and Jackie Nieschmidt lined a double down the third base line igniting the last inning rally that didn’t quite come close enough. Erin Muni had two strong at-bats, lining out both times. Jennifer O'Leary hit a hard grounder that the pitcher was able to handle and played well in left field.
For a team that had been all but cancelled because of a lack of players a month ago, this team had a remarkable run, and the girls are excited to try again next year. The girls worked hard in practice and in the games, and really grew individually and as a team. Thanks to the coaches and parents who made it all possible.
July 4, 2010: East Windsor 9, West Windsor 0
WWLL’s Softball District 10s team lost to East Windsor in the first game of the double elimination portion of the District 12 10-year-old tournaments. Jaclyn Pyne and Jennifer O’Leary had WW’s only hits. Megan Kramer had a productive out to the right side of the infield to move Emily Bloom, in as a pinch runner, over to second. Catherine Raeter went all the way for WW, but pitched better than the final score indicates. WW’s GG10 plays New Egypt for the second time in this tournament on Monday, July 5 at noon at Ward.
July 2, 2010: WWLL 16, Millstone 2 (4 innings)
WWLL’s Softball District 10s team easily beat Millstone, 16-2 on Friday night at Ward Field to advance to the District Final 4. They face East Windsor on Sunday, 7/4 at noon at Ward. Catherine Raeter pitched a complete game, striking out 12 in 4 innings (yes, every out recorded by West Windsor was by strikeout) and went 3 for 4 at the plate with 1 RBI. Jackie Markisz went 2 for 3, droving in the first 3 runs of the game when she hit a bomb over the left fielder’s head for an inside-the-park home run in the first inning. Julia Revock knocked in 3 runs with a hard hit triple into the gap in right field in the 2nd inning. Courtney Skolka went 1 for 2, Jackie Nieschmidt manufactured a run in the 4th inning by walking, stealing second base and third base and scoring on an RBI single by Jennifer O’Leary.
The GG10 squad is pictured above, taken right after the end of Friday’s game.
June 30, 2010: WWLL 19, Allentown 4 (4 innings)
WWLL’s Softball District 10s team slugged its way to a big win over Allentown, 19-4 in 4 innings at Ward Field. WW came within one batter of batting around TWICE in the first inning en route to scoring 11 runs in the opening frame. Courtney Skolka went 3 for 3 with a walk, and drove in 5 runs in the game, including a 3-run inside-the-park home run in her second at-bat in the 1st inning. Jacqueline Cai, scored a game-high 4 runs, getting on with a single, two walks and being hit by a pitch. Catherine Raeter pitched the first 2 innings as the starter, and Megan Kramer and Julia Revock each pitched an inning. Raeter retired Allentown 1-2-3 in each of the first two innings, although Allentowns’s second out of the second inning was particularly exciting -- a 1-9-3-1-5 handling of a grounder back to the pitcher, showing how important it is for the outfielders to back up plays in the infield. On the basepaths, Jackie Markisz, the team’s starting catcher, has been nicknamed "the Base-inator" by the team for her aggressive sliding on many plays. WWLL’s The defense was much tighter than in their previous game. "GG10" is now 2-1 in pool play and will play Millstone-Roosevelt in the final game of pool play on Friday, July 2 at 8:00 pm at Ward Field.
June 28, 2010: WWLL 14, West End 9
WWLL’s Softball 10s District team worked out a key win over West End, 14-9 at Ward Field. WW’s bats awoke, getting timely hits from several girls, including Catherine Raeter, who went 2 for 2 with 2 walks, Courtney Skolka who hit a double in the 5th inning, Kaitlyn Pyne, who went 2 for 3 with a double, Julia Revock, who went 2 for 3 with a walk, Mackenzie Kramer, 1 for 1 with a walk, and Megan Kramer, who went 1 for 2 with a walk. Julia Revock pitched a complete game for in the win. This game was postponed from Sunday, June 28. WW evened its record at 1-1 in pool play and faces Allentown on Wednesday night, June 30 at 8:00 pm.
June 27, 2010: Game postponed.
West End was unable to field enough girls, so Sunday’s game was postponed until Monday, 6/28 at 8:00 pm at Ward Field.
June 26, 2010: New Egypt 11, WWLL 8
WWLL’s 2010 Softball District 10U Team got underway on June 26 with a tough 11-8 loss to New Egypt. Catherine Raeter went most of the way on the mound against a tough New Egypt team. WW had an early lead thanks to lots of walks issued by New Egypt. Emily Bloom got WW out of a jam in the 3rd inning when she nabbed a low line drive to second base and threw to Courtney Skolka at first to double up the runner. But New Egypt rallied in the 5th and 6th innings for the come from behind win. WW’s next game is against West End on Sunday, 6/27 at 2:00 pm at Ward Field.
The 10s girls have adopted the team name "GG10" for WWLL’s primary colors, Green and Gold.
Here are the players and coaches for the team:
George Revock, Manager
Barry Kramer, Coach
John Markisz, Coach
Bill Kramer, Coach