Amsterdam senior Emma Patrei tossed a complete game, no-hitter leading the Amsterdam Lady Rams varsity softball team to a 9-1 win over the Broadalbin-Perth Lady Patriots on Monday afternoon at Shuttleworth Park.
Patrei struck out 12 and walked three over seven innings in helping the Lady Rams secure their third win in a row. The only BPHS run came in the top of the fifth inning when the Lady Patriots were aided by a walk and a pair of errors. It was smart play by the Amsterdam defense that kept he no-hitter intact.
Amsterdam had built a 6-0 lead entering the top of the fifth when BPHS lead off hitter Gabrielle Martin reached on a fielding error. The next batter, Noliah Murray followed with a shallow fly ball that landed safely a few feet beyond the infield. Murray’s pop fly could have been a hit, but Martin had to hold up heading toward second on the play and was forced out on a throw to second by an AHS outfielder. Under Amateur Softball Association (ASA) rules (Rule 11 Scoring, Section 3), the play was ruled as a “fielder’s choice,” not a hit.
The next batter Mackenzie Makarowsky put down a bunt and reached first base without an out being recorded. Murray advanced to second on the play. Had Makarowsky bunted and reached base safely without another runner on base, the play would have been ruled a base hit, but because the bunt moved a preceding runner to another base it was ruled a sacrifice under ASA rules. Heads up play by the AHS infield to not error on the play helped keep Patrei’s no hitter intact.
Allison MacDonald followed Makarowsky with a walk loading the bases. During Kayla Terwillinger’s at bat, Murray wandered too far off third base resulting in a pick off throw attempt that went wide of the mark and into left field allowing Murray to score the Lady Patriots lone run. Patrei retired the last two batters on pop-ups avoiding any further damage.
The Amsterdam offense was led by Madison Carmona who belted a double and a triple and scored three runs. Megan Lamont added a double and a single, scoring two runs, Nicole DeRose doubled, Shelby Lamont singled, and Derose, Lamont, Patrei, and Michaela Kelly all scored one run for the Lady Rams. Sydney Szczepanik put the finishing touches on the win with a two run single in the AHS fifth.
Adrienne Morreale started in the circle for Broadalbin-Perth and gave up seven hits while striking out two. The Lady Patriots outfield was outstanding and helped BPHS avert the “mercy rule” fate that effected both Johnstown and Gloversville during the Lady Rams three game win streak. Murray, McDonald, and Kayla Weaver made several diving catches to keep runs off the board and keep BPHS in the game.
The Lady Rams defense aided Patei’s no-hitter. Giuliana Pritchard and Kyrsten Orsini were part of the AHS outfield, and Karly Power and Michaela Rust were part of the infield.
Amsterdam (5-2, 4-1 Foothills Council) is scheduled to return to action on Wednesday when they host league rival Queensbury at Shuttleworth Park. The Lady Rams travel to South Glens Falls on Friday afternoon, and finish the week hosting the varsity segment of a tournament featuring teams from Mayfield, Cambridge, and the Salem Generals who the Lady Rams will play at 10am.
Lady Rams JV rally for 14-13 win
Bailey Isolda singled with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning scoring Mackenzie Farina with the winning run as the Amterdam Lady Rams JV softball team defeated Broadalbin- Perth 14-13, Monday afternoon at Shuttleworth Park. The AHS junior varsity squad trailed 13-10 entering the home half of the seventh before scoring four runs in earning the win. Gabby Maroto picked up the win in the pitchers circle. Amsterdam rallied after facing deficits of 9-3 and 13-10.