Bennington JV falls to Sacred Heart
On Saturday May, 6th on a foggy wet start to game one against the Sacred Heart Knights saw the Bulldogs struggle with 4 different players in unfamiliar positions. The injury bug has hit the Bulldogs with 4 players injured for this double header with the Knights. “We didn’t want to have to fill those positions with varsity players, but we were running out of options, so we decided to put some of those players in different positions that they were not used to playing.” Stated Coach Rodine. As an example, catcher Abby Hodges played short stop, a position that she has not played this year or last, but had some good stops and plays to first base for several outs with first base player Alyssa Cox.
In another first, the Bulldogs saw the debut of Paige Parker pitching her first game pitch for a in-field pop up that was caught for a 3rd out. The Bulldogs were not able to muster enough runs in the final inning of the game and fell to the Knights.
In the second game of what turned out to be a perfect afternoon for softball saw Paige Parker start her first game as pitcher, and relinquished her role as pitcher in the first inning to Kyler Thompson. “We just wanted to get Paige a little game experience in pitching. She has improved everyday in practice, and we decided to give her a chance to practice what she has been working on so hard.” Stated Coach Rodine. The Bulldogs again fell just a bit short in the second game, but had some good hits seeing a double from freshman Helen Winters hitting in a run as well.
The Bulldogs ending up short 4 runs in the end though.
With four games rained out, the J.V. finished up their home game stand on Saturday, and look to get in a game with Ell-Saline on Tuesday, but a strong chance of rain may dash that opportunity for additional innings with the J.V. Squad.