Bainbridge-Guilford Softball defeats Unatego 12-2 on Monday
BAINBRIDGE – The Bainbridge-Guilford lady Bobcats showed dominance to close out the season on with two wins this week.
On Monday, May 1, Bainbridge-Guilford hosted the Unatego lady Spartans – crushing them at 12-2.
Unatego jumped to a one run lead after the first only to see B-G take full control with a tying run in the second, followed by a four run inning in the fifth. With the life drained from the Spartans, B-G turned a 5-2 competitive game into a blowout – adding seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Megan Palmatier finished 3-4 with two doubles, two runs and two RBI. Kori Thornton finished 2-3 with two runs and one RBI. Jillian Cannistra finished 3-4 with one run and one RBI, while Kassidy Davy went 2-2 with one run and one RBI – Ashley Matthews added a day going 1-2 with three runs and two RBI.
Pitching the entire inning – allowing just six hits – was Thornton. Thornton proceeded to strikeout 11 Unatego batters in the process.
With one remaining game on the regular season schedule, the lady Bobcats were looking to finish with the best regular season record in Bainbridge-Guilford school history.
“Tomorrow is our last league game against Greene,” said Bainbridge-Guilford head coach Randy Palmatier. “We will not win the league. Deposit has not lost a league game. And they beat us. It’s our one loss.”
Bainbridge-Guilford (14-1 overall at the time) had no time to regroup before hosting Greene on Tuesday, May 2.
BG: 0 1 0 0 4 7 x– 12 13 3
UN:1 0 0 0 1 0 0– 2 6 5
Bainbridge-Guilford Softball defeats Greene 15-0 on Tuesday
BAINBRIDGE – The lady Bobcats hosted the lady Trojans of Greene on Tuesday, ripping them apart for a 15-0 blanking.
“Two big home tuns tonight by Palmatier and Barber. Thornton had a no hitter until the sixth, she only gave up one hit,” said Bainbridge-Guilford head coach Randy Palmatier.
Bainbridge-Guilford drove in at least one run in all six innings played on Tuesday – beginning with back-to-back two run innings in the first and second.
Up 7-0 over Greene, B-G once again used some late game antics to expand the lead, driving in seven runs in the bottom of the fifth inning.
Tiffany Johns of Greene would prove to be the lone Trojan batter to be able to pin down a pitch – snagging Greene’s lone hit of the night in the sixth inning.
Taking the win for the Bobcats was once again Kori Thornton. Thornton pitched 5.2 innings with eight strikeouts, no walks and only one hit. Miller would step in for .1 of an inning to finish the game off, adding one additional strikeout.
Leading B-G in their nine hit effort at the plate was Alexis Carr 2-2 two RBI and two runs, and Megan Palmatier 2-4 with two RBI and two runs – adding a home run. Bree Barber finished 1-3 with three runs and a home run – with Thornton, Cannistra, Davy, and Swartwout all contributing a hit a piece as well.
Chrissy Boeltz took the loss for Greene, pitching all seven innings with no strikeouts and nine walks.
“Best record ever for B-G,” said coach Palmatier. “The girls have worked very hard this season to earn their 15-1 record. It so nice to see all their off-season efforts pay off in the regular season.”