Delta Charter hangs on to beat Georgetown, stops late rally
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 9, 2016
FERRIDAY — Skyler Bolyer raced from her second-base post to cover the bag at first. The freshman hauled in a throw for the force out, then twirled and fired a strike to catcher Peyton Roberson who applied the tag for the final out at home plate to secure an 11-9 win for Delta Charter School over Georgetown High School in girls softball action Tuesday.
“I’m very proud and love the way the game ended,” Delta Charter coach Jeannie Beach said. “For them knowing they had to get both runners, and knowing if you get that first out to come out looking for another. (Bolyer) is a ball player. She’s played with us since the sixth grade. Even as a junior high player, she was playing high school ball.”
Pitcher Jania Burns initiated the double play after fielding a bunt attempt cleanly and slinging the ball to Bolyer.
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“I knew I had to go home, but I kind of hesitated to make a good throw,” Bolyer said. “We just had to get our outs. We work on bunt coverage, teamwork and communication all the time at practice.”
The game-ending double play put a stop to a late charge from Georgetown, which scored four runs in the final frame to pull within two.
“We just couldn’t get up,” Bolyer said. “It felt good to get the win.“
Georgetown scored the first three runs of the game in the top of the first inning, but Delta Charter stormed back to score four in the bottom of the frame and seven more in the second.
The Lady Storm (5-3) managed to reach double figures despite recording just four hits in the game.
“(Georgetown’s) pitcher got into a bind with some walks, so were disciplined at the plate,” Beach said. “I didn’t let them swing until they got a strike, because I knew they were struggling. They went through three pitchers for one game.”
Darby Beach led the Lady Storm with two hits, two runs scored and an RBI, while Haley Sharp had a double, one RBI and scored two runs.
“We were hitting when we had the opportunity to swing at strikes,” Jeannie said.
Delta Charter will look to keep the momentum Thursday when it travels to St. Frederick for a district clash.
“It’s always nice to win at home when you have a big crowd,” Jeannie said. “We haven’t played well the last couple times that we’ve played at home. That’s a huge win for us that can build up our confidence … I hope we can continue to show that enthusiasm, like the way the game ended.”