Softball Records Second Shutout in a Row Monday

Softball Records Second Shutout in a Row Monday

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After a rainout on Friday, the Pirates softball team rescheduled its game with Pitman for Monday afternoon. It was a picture-perfect day for softball, minus the strong winds. The Pirates recorded a 6-0 win over the Panthers, their second straight shutout.

Cinnaminson is now 9-12 on the year and has one regular season game left this Thursday at Delran. It is a Patriot Division contest.

“We’re super excited. It’s their senior night game,” head coach Tracy Bart said. “We want to go in there and upset them on their senior night games like they’ve done to us the past couple years. It’s always a good game when we play Delran. We’ll come ready to play.”

The Pirates will learn their playoff seeding and first round opponent on Tuesday morning.

Rebecca Martino got the start in the circle for Cinnaminson and for a second straight game she was downright dominant. Martino threw four scoreless innings, striking out seven and allowing just one hit for the win.

“Throwing my fastball right at the spots,” Martino said. “That’s most important for me right now. Olivia (Pestridge) has helped us work into the varsity game. She works within our abilities to get the job done.”

Chelsea Price relieved Martino and she dominated just as much, throwing three scoreless innings for the save. Price struck out eight and allowed just two hits.

“It’s very important. Staying on top of your game,” Price said. “I still go to my pitching lessons. I worked hard all winter and it’s really paying off. I’ve started to throw the curve and it’s working really well.”

Cinnaminson got on the board in the bottom of the third. Tori Robinson scored from third on an infield flyout. Robinson broke for home after the catch was made, got herself into a rundown, and beat the return throw to home for the game’s first run.

The Pirates tacked on two more runs in the bottom of the fourth when Brenna MacNair ripped a two-run single to center with two outs.

The Pirates then added three more runs for good measure in the bottom of the sixth. Robinson, MacNair and Gia Trzaska all singled with one out to load the bases.

Kelly Sigmund hit a ball to third that snuck into left field for two runs. Olivia Pestridge capped the scoring for the day with a sacrifice fly to right that scored the Pirates sixth and final run.

“To keep this winning streak going into the playoffs is huge,” Bart said. “It keeps their confidence level up. Hit the ball well and have the pitchers throw well. That’s what we want going into playoff season.”

Price struck out the side in the sixth and seventh innings to close the door on Pitman.

“They had a nice day on the mound today,” Bart said of her pitchers. “I just wanted them to go out there and throw their game. We’re working on little things to prepare for playoff season.”

“Olivia’s been back there the last three years. She gives our pitchers confidence and does a nice job calling the games. She’s a staple back there. She’s loud, she talks, and let’s the girls know where the plays are going.”

Cinnaminson returns to the field on Thursday, May 19 at Delran at 6:30pm.

“We want this game so bad,” Price said. “It’s their first time playing on this field. We want to get the win on their senior night like they did on ours.”

Box Score

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Pitman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4
Cinnaminson 0 0 1 2 0 3 x 6 9 1

 

Lineup AB R H RBI BB K
Gia Trzaska 4 1 1 0 0 0
Kelly Sigmund 2 0 1 3 2 0
Brooke Figiel 3 0 0 0 1 0
Olivia Pestridge 4 0 0 1 0 1
Maddison Godwin 4 0 2 0 0 1
SaraBeth Coyle 3 1 1 0 0 0
Madison Figiel 3 1 0 0 0 0
Tori Robinson 3 2 2 0 0 0
Brenna MacNair 2 1 2 2 0 0
Rebecca Martino
Chelsea Price
Totals 28 6 9 6 3 2

 

Pitching IP #P S% H R ER K BB HR
Rebecca Martino (W) 4.1 61 .689 1 0 0 7 1 0
Chelsea Price (S) 2.2 40 .825 2 0 0 8 0 0
Totals 7.0 101 .743 3 0 0 15 1 0

 

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Jim is the creator and editor of Cinn City Sports. He also created At the Dish, Life With Tony and Enzo and is the owner of JAVFreelancing. He coached baseball for five years, three at his former high school (Holy Cross in Delran, NJ) and two at prominent Division III program Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. He has worked for the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill, NJ; Metro Networks in Bala Cynwyd, PA; and was the play-by-play announcer for the Camden Riversharks of the Independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball for two seasons (2007-2008) on Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM, the student-run radio station at Rowan University. Jim earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and minor in Journalism from Rowan University in 2008. While in school he was the Assistant Sports Director at WGLS for two years and the Sports Director for one year. He also covered the football, baseball, softball and both basketball teams for the school newspaper 'The Whit.' He is the former Sports Editor for the Cinnaminson and Moorestown Patch websites. Jim lives in New Jersey with his wife Nicole, sons Tony and Enzo and dog Phoebe. He can be reached at jimvassallo@cinncitynews.com