WEEK OF 7/17
14U - July 19th
Milton Red battled not only a large Scituate squad, but also the heat and humidity. Pitching duties from Arden C. (four innings) and Maureen L. (two innings) kept the game moving along and held Scituate to five runs. Defensively, plays made by Lila G., Bridget L., Caroline H. and Maggie W. kept the Scituate team from crossing the plate too often. Offensive help came from Bridget L., Keira L. and Gianna G.
WEEK OF 7/10
14U - July 11th
Patience was the watchword for the Milton Red squad at Mitchell-McCoy field in Quincy. Eight batters were hit by pitches and another 31walked. Hits from Maggie W., Noelle C., Keira L., Lucy S. and Arden C. rounded out the offensive side. Arden C.added seven strikeouts, gave up three hits and four walks. Final score, Milton Red 30, Quincy Blue 2
14U - July 13th
Milton Red faced the undefeated Quincy Gold team on a cold and drizzly July night at Pageant Field in Quincy. Despite getting an early 6-0 lead and a 1-2-3 first inning from pitcher Arden C., Milton struggled in the second and third innings, giving up 10 runs from walks compounded by errors in the field. Offensively, the third and fifth innings were important to Milton, with hits from Lila G., Gianna G., Caroline H., Lucy S., Reese J., and Noelle C. Defensively, the team was helped by a foul-tip caught by catcher Lucy S., and an amazing throw from Lila G. to third base to allow Gianna G. to tag out a runner attempting to take an extra base. Arden C. was also able to catch a runner going home with a great tag by Lucy C. The baserunner on first then tried to take an extra base, but Caroline H. was ready with the tag when Arden C. made the accurate throw to end the inning.
At the end of seven innings, the score was tied 14-14 and the team played one extra inning using the International Tiebreaker Rule. This was a first for the team, and despite starting with a runner on second base, Milton was unable to score. The Quincy team got their runner to third on a grounder to Reese J. at first. A popup to Arden C was followed by a routine grounder to Caroline H. at short, ending the game in a tie. Final Score, Milton Red 14, Quincy Gold 14.
WEEK OF 7/3
Milton 12U Blue (Walsh) Recap
This week U12 Blue only had one game. Fortunately, all the girls brought their bats to the game. Home runs were aplenty. Brianna D. Hannah A. Olivia B. and Holly P, all went deep. Norah W. had 5 RBI's with her new bat. They beat a tough Hingham Red team 25-16. Up next week is the other hingham team. Good luck to all the Milton teams.
Milton 14U Red (Carvalho) Recap
An offensive explosion is the best way to describe the game against a young Weymouth squad at Gile Road. Maureen L. led the charge with a homer in the second inning, and later added a single and a double. Maeve N. had a triple and a double, while Lila G., Gianna G., Caroline H., Bridget L., Arden C. and Noelle C. all registered multi-hit games. Defensively, Arden C. struck out nine and gave up one run in five innings. Maureen L. pitched the final two innings, striking out one and giving up three runs.
WEEK OF 6/26
Milton 12U Blue (Walsh) Recap
Great start for the team last week with a win over Cohasset. We then played 3 games this week.
Tough loss against Milton White, 13-10. The girls fought hard but couldn't catch them. We then took on Braintree. It was a great pitching job by Brianna D. and an offensive explosion with us winning 22-6. We finished the week up with Quincy. They had some heavy hitters but they ran into the pitching duo of Emerson J. and MK. The bats and base running were also excellent. Milton Blue won 18-8. On to the Hingham teams next week.
Milton 14U Red (Carvalho) Recap
In the season opener against our friends on the U14 White team, Milton Red had a strong outing both offensively and defensively. A fantastic home ru by Lila G., and additional great multi-base hits by Bridget L. and Maeve N. complemented defensive plays by Gianna G. and Caroline H. Arden C. recorded the complete game win on the mound. Final score: Milton Red 14, Milton White 9.
June 27: Despite a half-hour rain delay in the middle of the third inning, the team was able to hold onto a victory against an aggressive South Braintree squad. The final out was a high pop fly caught by Julia W., who was joined by Lila G. in preventing multiple-run hits from scoring. Maureen L. records her first save on the mound this season, taking the reins in the middle of the fifth inning and holding the Wamps to a couple of hits. Final score: Milton Red 17, South Braintree 14.
June 29: The team played tough against a very strong-fielding Hingham team, but one bad inning in the field gave the Red team their first loss of the season. Consistent strong hits from Maeve N., Bridget L. and Lila G. was coupled with quick base running from Maureen L. kept Milton in the game. Final score: Hingham 12, Milton Red 9.
WEEK OF 6/19
Milton 14U Kingston Tournament round-up:
Pool Play -- Saturday, June 24
14U: Game 1 - Milton 6, Halifax 0. Starting pitcher Arden C. retired 15 batters in a row before giving up a hit in the sixth inning. With only two strikeouts, the defense fielded flawlessly, and was helped by strong offensive hits from Bridget L. and Maureen L.
14U: Game 2 - Norwell 8, Milton 0. Despite the shutout, a strong pitching performance from Ava H., who struck out three and Lila G. who started the game with a double to the gap in right-center.
14U: Game 3 - Kingston 6, Milton 5. Kingston's pitching was tough, but Caroline H., Ava H. and Kaylie M. all contributed with multiple-hit games. Key defensive plays by Lila G., Ella P. and Gianna G. also added to the tightly-contested race. Arden C. struck out five, walked one to help her team's efforts.
14U: Semifinal, Sunday, June 25
Milton 11, Norwell 5. Milton's offense took off in the fourth inning scoring five off of a double by Ava H. and a triple by Kaylie M. in the sixth inning. Teammates Molly L. and Noelle C. added doubles in this offensive onslaught. Emily K. also put down an incredible bunt in the third innings. Defensively, Arden C.'s pitching performance was highlighted by four strikeouts and 10 infield ground balls for put-outs. Catcher Kaylie M. added fantastic help behind the plate, throwing out three runners at second base over the course of the game.
14U: Final Game, Sunday, June 25
Milton 5, Kingston 4. In a re-match of the third game from Saturday, Milton got on the board early, with Lila G. leading off with a single, and Ava H. and Kaylie M. using strong base running skills to touch the plate in the opening inning. Milton had a 5-0 lead heading into the fifth innings, but suffered a series of three errors in a row, which allowed Kingston to bring it back to within one. With a runner on third and no one out, Kaylie M made an outstanding foul-ball catch behind the plate, Gianna G. scooped up a ground ball and Bridget L. made an unassisted play on a ground ball towards first base. In the final Kingston at-bat, a lead-off double put the tying runner in scoring position, Arden C. made the first out on a ground ball to her and struck out the second batter. Caroline H. easily caught a pop-up to her to end the game.
Milton 18U 11, Marshfield 2
Milton 18U traveled to south to take on Marshfield - the defending 18U champions. Milton wasted no time getting on the board as Jess O. (4-4, 3 doubles) led off with an opposite field double and scored on a clutch 2-out single by Eva H. (3 hits). Milton continued the hit brigade with Caitlin L. (2 hits), Ashley V. (2 hits), Marilyn C. (2 hits), and Meghara M. (2 hits). Liz T. pitched a great game strikiing out 5 and only giving up 2 runs. She was supported by strong defensive plays from Marilyn C. ar 2nd base, Meghara behind the plate and a 8-6-2 relay to strikedown a runner trying to score.
Milton 18U 11, Norwell 1
Milton 18U hosted Norwell under the lights at Gile Field. Milton took control early jumping out to a 8-0 lead. Liz T. was fantastic on the mound - striking out 6 and only giving up 3 hits. Offensively, Jenna C. led the way with a home run and a single and was supported by Marilyn C. (single, double, triple), Jess O. (2 hits), Meghara M (triple), Sarah W. (single), and Samatha J. (2 hits),