2010 News Archive
RWLL Jrs Softball battle to 4th place at States!
The RWLL Jrs Girls softball team traveled 7 hours out near Erie, PA to play in the PA State Championships the weekend of 7/30. RWLL opened on Friday by defeating Caln 6-3 in a late night game. After falling behind 1-0 in the 4th inning, RWLL exploded for 6 runs in the fifth inning and held on for the 6-3 victory. Kyla Crombie led the way with 3 hits and 3 RBIs. On Day 2, RWLL struggled in the afternoon against West Point, PA and an early 2-0 lead deteriorated into 15-2 defeat by the time the 7th inning ended. However, the RWLL girls showed their mettle by rebounding late that same night and defeated Worthington Armstrong in dramatic fashion, winning 5-4 in the 8th inning. The victory was one of RWLL's best games of the summer, and moved the girls into the final four of the State. Early in the game, back to back doubles by Crombie and Ali Birtwistle had given RWLL a 1-0 lead, and then back to back triples by Isabel Schaefer and Alexa Royle doubled the lead. However, Worthington came back to tie the game at 2, and then went ahead 3-2 in the bottom of the 5th on a big triple by their clean up hitter. RWLL had battled from behind all summer and again came right back in the top of the 6th when Birtwistle knocked in Crombie to tie the game and then ultimately scored on a wild pitch to take a 4-3 lead. In the bottom of the 7th, Worthington tied the game right away and was poised to win with a runner on 3B until Morgan Campbell caught a sinking line drive in RF and then Kelsey McCue struck out the clean up hitter on a full count pitch to move the game to extra innings. In the 8th, Crombie led off with a double and ultimately scored on a bunt from Campbell and RWLL shut the door in the bottom of the inning near midnight to seal the thrilling 5-4 victory. On Day 3, RWLL played Carbino Club Little League from the Scranton area, who quickly built a 6-0 lead in the 3rd inning with the help of four RWLL errors coupled with a few key hits. RWLL battled back one last time, closing to 7-5 with the bases loaded in the sixth inning but that is where the game, and the season, ultimately ended for RWLL Jrs Softball. Carbino and West Point were set to battle for the State title 8/3. Playing for RWLL at States were Birtwistle, Campbell, Caitlin Connor, Crombie, Blake Massaro, Becky Maz, McCue, Siobhan Osborne, Royle and Schaefer.
Wednesday, July 28
Congratulations to the 2010 Sectional Junior Softball Champs!
On Monday night July 27, the Radnor Wayne Little League Jr Softball team won the Section 8 title by mandhandling Hatboro 12-0. The Section 8 title is the second in a row for the majority of this team, but only the fifth overall sectional title in RWLL history. En route to the sectional championship, RWLL opened by defeating Hatboro 7-1, and then whitewashed the Bensalem Ramblers 10-0. Isabel Schaefer and Kelsey McCue combined on the mound in each of the three sectional games to dominate the opponents' hitters, striking out 23 girls across 18 innings and allowing a total of 7 hits and only 1 unearned run. In the championship game, singles by Kyla Crombie, McCue, Blake Massaro, Schaefer, and Alexa Royle and a great bunt by Holly Pachella helped build a 4-0 lead, and then Becky Maz' bases loaded triple in the 4th solidified the big lead. Royle had three hits in the game while Siobhan Osborne and Crombie each had two hits as part of 12 hit offensive attack. Against Bensalem, the offense received 9 hits from 9 different girls with Morgan Campbell contributing a two RBI single. In the first game against Hatboro, Casey Riley had three hits and two RBIs, while Massaro, Caitlin Connor and Schaefer each contributed two hits. RWLL has completed a 6-0 run through Districts and Sectionals, and moves onto the PA Jrs State tournament out in Columbus, PA (near Erie), opening this Friday at 8 pm vs the champion of Section 7."
Morgan Campbell, Becky Maz, Ali Birtwistle, and Alexa Royle. Middle Row, Kelsey McCue, Kyla Crombie, Blake Massaro and Holly Pachella. Seated, Siobhan Osborne and Isabel Schaefer. Missing: Casey Riley, Caitlin Connor and Anna Russo. The team is coached by John Schaefer, Lenn Margolis, Chris Massaro and Charlie Campbell.
Tuesday, July 20
Congratulations to the 2010 District 27 Junior Softball Champs!
RWLL Softball Jrs won the District 27 title Saturday 7/17 by defeating Upper Providence 4-3. Radnor Wayne trailed 3-2 after 5 innings, but tied the game at 3 in the 6th inning and then scored the winning run in the bottom of the 7th on a two out RBI grounder by Ali Birtwistle to drive in Kelsey McCue. Casey Riley had hit a two out two run single in the 4th inning to give RWLL a brief 2-1 lead. McCue and Isabel Schaefer shared the pitching duties, with Schaefer finishing up the final four innings and earning the victory. Earlier in the week, RWLL opened District play by defeating Upper Providence 2-1 also in the bottom of the 7th inning after a dramatic two out RBI double by Schaefer tied the game and a grounder by Siobhan Osborne drove in Schaefer. RWLL then routed Exton 17-4 after trailing early on by the score of 3-0. Schaefer had four hits while Osborne, Anna Russo and Blake Massaro each had two hit games as RWLL pounded out 14 hits overall.
RWLL moves onto Sectionals which start Thursday, 7/22, at Upper Providence Little League.
Pictured: Casey Riley, Becky Maz, Alexa Royle, Isabel Schaefer, Kelsey McCue, Kyla Crombie, Morgan Campbell, Anna Russo, Blake Massaro, Holly Pachella and Caitlin Connor, Siobhan Osborne and Ali Birtwistle.
The team is coached by John Schaefer, Lenn Margolis, Chris Massaro and Charlie Campbell