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May 8, 2013

PREP SOFTBALL: Hard-luck Goshen

Scuffling Redskins fall to Plymouth in NLC contest

GOSHEN — Some days you hit the ball and some days you don’t.

That is a part of the game of softball. A lesson the Goshen Redskins are learning to deal with this week.

On Monday, the Redskins scored 11 runs in a doubleheader loss to Elkhart Memorial while on Wednesday they managed just a pair of hits in a 7-3 NLC defeat at the hands of the Plymouth Pilgrims in a high school girls softball game at Shanklin Park.

“We were flat. If we hit the ball the way we did on Monday we win this one,” Goshen coach Cassi McCormack said.

“There are times we come out flat and are not ready to play and it shows.

“You could tell who wanted this game more. Plymouth did a good job. They hit the ball hard.”

The Pilgrims scored solo runs in the first and second innings. Goshen tied the score in the bottom of the second.

Sophomore Yadira Cabrales, senior Kaylee Shepherd and junior Jessica Axalco drew walks to load the bases.

Sophomore Brooke Miller then lofted a two-out fly ball to right that was dropped by the Plymouth fielder allowing Cabrales and Shepherd to score.

The Pilgrims regained the lead in the top of the fourth, sending nine batters to the plate as they scored four runs.

Plymouth’s senior pitcher Britney Horvath had a no-hitter going until Goshen junior Jessica DeStefano singled in the fifth.

“We faced both Plymouth pitchers the last time we played them,” McCormack said.

“Today was just one of those days.”

The only other hit by the Redskins was a sixth-inning single by Axalco.

Goshen scored a single run in the sixth. Shepherd and junior Brittany Jones walked and Axalco singled to load the bases. Senior Lacee Mulcahey walked to score Shepherd.

Junior pitcher Taylor Caouette hurled five innings for the Redskins. She struck out four and walked six.

“Taylor struggles when the strike zone gets squeezed on her,” McCormack said.

“Most pitchers are that way. You just have to find a way to work through it.”

Freshman Lexi Vanover went the final two innings for Goshen. She fanned two and walked one.

“Lexi gets nervous when she comes in,” McCormack said.

“We are trying to get her to work through that. She comes in and gets fly balls and grounders which is what we want her to do.”

Miller left the game with an injury after being involved in a collision at second with a Plymouth runner.

“I’m not sure if she got spiked or kneed on the play,” the coach said.

“We pulled her because we have other games this week. Brooke has been really hitting the ball lately.”

When Miller left, sophomore Ali Nemeth took her spot at the top of the Redskin batting order. Nemeth played second while Cabrales moved to shortstop.

“Ali and Yadira both did well,” McCormack said. “ We have some depth for situations like that.”

Linescore

Plymouth    110 410 0 — 7-7-2

Goshen    020 001 0 — 3-2-3

Pitching: (Plymouth) Britney Horvath (W) six strikeouts and six walks. Brown also pitched. (Goshen) Taylor Caouette (L) four strikeouts and six walks. Lexi Vanover two strikeouts and one walk.

Hitting: (Goshen) Jessica DeStefano single, Jessica Axalco single, Lacee Mulcahey RBI. (Plymouth) Morgan O’Neal two singles, two RBI; Sommer McClellan two singles, Katie Berg single, RBI; Brown single, RBI; Bailey Hatfield RBI, Bailey Brown RBI.

Records: Goshen (4-18, 1-10 NLC) at Concord Friday.

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