Bayonne Little League Major League Softball

Winner’s Bracket Final Game

CWV beat Stop and Shop, 8-3. CWV advanced to the championship round by defeating Stop and Shop 8-3. Stop and Shop took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Kelly Hester reached first on an error, advanced to second on a passed ball, stole third and scored on a throwing error for the game’s first run; CWV tied the game in the bottom of the first when Sheila O’Neill reached first base on a single, went to second on a throwing error, advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on an overthrow for the tying run. The Vets took a 2-1 lead in the second frame when Keely Gorrell walked, went to second and third on passed balls and came home when the catcher threw the ball into the outfield. Stop and Shop tied the game in the fourth frame; Olivia Weber blasted a double and rode home on a fielder’s choice play. CWV took a 3-2 lead in the fourth. Caitlin Gaetani reached first on a single, moved to second on a fielder’s choice and scored on a ground out. The Vets put the game away when they scored five runs on four consecutive hits by Sheila, Arianna Castaldo, Caitlin and Annie O’Neill (one of Arizona’s hits was a double) and four walks in a row. The Shoppers scored the final run of the game when Jaleah Porch got a base hit and scored on Jayden Bailey’s base hit. Sheila and Caitlin both wound up with two hits in the game. Caitlin picked up the victory, she gave up three hits, retired 11 batters on strikes and walked three; Olivia was charged with the reversal, allowing six hits, fanning six and issuing nine free passes.

Loser’s Bracket Elimination Game

Control Services defeated FMBA, 15-10. Control Services eliminated FMBA from the postseason double elimination tournament. Control scored five runs in all the odd innings. Maddie Ashe lead the hit parade with three base hits, Gabby Flores and Lilah Gomez added two hits each and Samantha Boehm contributed a double, Samantha also excelled on defense at shortstop. Eva Reynolds lead FMBA with three hits, Giselle Davis got two hits and Maddie Diaz drove in two runs with a double. Emma Flores was credited with the victory when she gave up six hits, retired nine on third strikes and issued nine free tickets.