, Salem, MA


April 17, 2014

Sunny Disposition: Danvers softball hits stride in time for Florida trip


With two on in the seventh after back-to-back walks from Leblanc, catcher Caitlin McBride hit a two-run double to left for Danvers, putting her team up 4-1. Meehan followed with a ball to the same exact spot for another RBI single.

Mucci, who finished the day 3-for-4, notched a single before Phillips-Manson drove in the Falcons’ final run on an infield single.

“It was good up until the seventh inning ... then the wheels fell off,” said Marblehead coach Johnny Gold. “We made some mental errors and Danvers hit the ball pretty good.

“To me Danvers is the best team in the league, so I know what to expect. Tara’s a wonderful coach and her girls are always read to play. We get to play them another time, though.”

Meehan gave up five hits, walked two and struck out seven through seven innings.

Leblanc, Mckenna Barrett, Olivia Vener, Sara Bornstein and Ali Kapoli recorded hits for the Magicians.

Both teams didn’t have know if they would play when they woke up to snow on the ground yesterday morning. With a little help from the grounds crew throughout the day, though, Marblehead’s field was in perfect condition for the first pitch at 5 p.m.

“The town did a great job getting the field ready,” said Gold. “Todd Norman, who coaches with me, he owns a landscaping business — he’s always up here making sure things get done. This weather is ridiculous, but the field was in great shape.”




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