CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BLIZZARD
2015 HTSL CHAMPIONS!
Back Row (L-to-R): Maya Grassi, Carolyn Spellacy, Marina Clark, Christa Lane, Julia Quinn, Sheila O'Donnell, Brooke Zangara, Dana Kaufhold; Middle Row (L-to-R): Paige McCallum, Kayla Yoder, Shannon Massey, Lauren Vanstone, Madison Boylan, Audrey Ellison; Front: Alexandra Quinn
Blizzard 5, Lightning 2. The Blizzard's pitching dynamic duo of Carolyn Spellacy and Paige McCallum (the pair only allowed 6 runs scored in 21 playoff innings) carried their team to the 2015 championship. Solid defense by Lauren Vanstone, Shannon Massey, and Kayla Yoder, as well as key two-out hits in the first inning made the difference. Lightning pitchers Jess K. Epstein and Marley Buckley were excellent as well, and Natalie Fleming sparked the offense. Congratulations to the BLIZZARD!
Lightning 4, Hurricane 0. Jess "K" Epstein pitched a lights-out complete-game shutout, facing only 4 batters over the minimum and not allowing a runner to reach third. Natalie Coughlin's 2-RBI double in the 4th snapped a 0-0 tie. Excellent defense by Anna Mefford (C) and Hayley Pugh (2B) were not enough to hold back the Lightning's surge into Sunday's championship game.
Blizzard 4, Hurricane 3. In a fantastic game (that took 2 days to play) both teams received outstanding pitching. The Blizzard's Carolyn Spellacy and Paige McCallum shut the door in the late innings, allowing 1 hit in the last 4 innings combined to preserve the win. Meanwhile Sonia Groeneveld and Olivia Bartholomew for the Hurricane allowed only 3 hits in the final 4 innings. Lauren Vanstone's RBI single in the top of the 7th gave the Blizzard the lead and ultimately the win.
Lightning 9, Cyclone 0. Led by spectacular defense from Natalie Coughlin, Gina Cuozzo, and Gracie Kelleher the Lightning advanced to the next stage of the HTSL playoffs. Despite a great outing from Brenna McCandless for the Cyclone, the Lightning bats chipped away all game long for the win.
Cyclone 14, Heat 4.
Lightning 7, Storm 6.
Hurricane 11, Cyclone 1. With menacing clouds in the distance, the Hurricane offense came to life. Killeen McCans led with 2 hits and 2 runs. Shannon Finegan and Jessie Epstein scored 2 runs. Sonia Groeneveld scattered 2 hits and did not allow a run over 5 innings. Caroline Bartholomew (1B) made a tremendous shoe-string catch to start a rally-killing double play in the 5th. The Cyclone were led by a gutsy pitching performance from Brenna McCandless.
Blizzard 10, Lightning 1. The Blizzard picked up the win in their first playoff game behind outstanding pitching from Carolyn Spellacy and Paige McCallum who scattered 3 hits over 7 innings. Spellacy and McCallum also delivered at the plate (both with 2 hits) along with Sheila O'Donnell with 3 hits. The Lightning were led by pitchers Jess "K" Epstein and Marley Buckley and at the plate by Natalie Fleming.
Lightning 9, Heat 6. Jess K. Epstein's strong pitching put Lightning up early, and despite a furious late-game rally by the Heat the Lightning prevailed.
Cyclone 6, Storm 5. In a close-fought game, the Cyclone rallied from 3 runs down to take the first game of the 2015 playoffs. Brenna McCandless and Ali Murphy pitched beautifully for the Cyclone and were also nearly unstoppable at the plate. Alexis Christake played a solid 2B, making key plays defensively in the late innings. For the Storm, Allison Martin pitched a strong game and Meghan Luke hit a towering triple to pace the offense.
HTSL's BATTING CAGE!
Supported by generous gifts from The John D. McDonald Foundation, Brookline Baseball & Softball, and Hilltop Baseball & Softball
HTSL welcomes girls ages 13-17 from throughout the Delaware Valley, including non-residents of Haverford Township. We play at Delaware County's finest softball field: the Haverford Reserve. Our season began in early April and will extend through the end of the school year, with games scheduled on weekends and evenings in order to avoid conflicts with school softball.