Ansonia softball falls to Riverside, 4-1, in playoff sport

By Drew Terhall

ANSONIA — The Ansonia softball staff had their season finish with a 4-1 loss within the Southwest Division IV Sectional remaining to Riverside on Could 16.

Head coach Floyd Jenkins stated whereas it was a troublesome loss, it was nonetheless a enjoyable and memorable season.

“It’s robust to lose, however somebody has to lose. (I’m) actual pleased with the ladies, they did a great job this yr. We had a fairly profitable season once more,” Jenkins stated.

Riverside received on Ansonia early within the first inning. They led off with double adopted by successful to go up 1-0. One other double made it a 2-0 sport with no outs.

Junior Abby Kramer collected herself and struck out the aspect to finish the inning. Riverside added onto their lead within the third inning with a sacrifice flyout.

Ansonia was in a position to get some baserunners on, however couldn’t advance them. Within the fourth, they have been in a position to get bases loaded. Sophomore Avalyn Locke drove in a run after being hit by a pitch. However after that, they couldn’t get extra runners throughout.

The staff simply couldn’t hit as much as their requirements this sport towards the senior Alaina Snow.

“They hit the ball and we didn’t hit fairly hit nearly as good as we usually do. She (Snow) did a pleasant job pitching. They received some runs early and we simply wasn’t in a position to comeback,” Jenkins stated.

Riverside added on one other run within the sixth with two outs to make it a 4-1 sport late. The Girl Tigers couldn’t reply as Riverside advances on to the District remaining.

Kramer completed the sport with six strikeouts and gave her staff an opportunity to win. Ansonia had three hits within the sport. Snow had 11 strikeouts within the sport.

For seniors Madisyn Esser and Kinsey Hartzell, it was their final sport for Ansonia. Jenkins stated the seniors have been at all times at practices and have been good leaders. He additionally gave his seniors recommendation on what’s essential, their future and going to high school.

“They have been good leaders. They’re sensible, they know what’s essential, their grades. Each of them are going to varsity. That’s all you might ask for, youngsters constructing their very own future now,” Jenkins stated.

The majority of the roster can be returning subsequent season for the Girl Tigers. Jenkins stated he expects to be a powerful staff subsequent season. They end this season with a 16-9 document with a 9-2 convention document.

Contact Day by day Advocate sports activities editor Drew Terhall at [email protected]

Originally posted 2023-05-17 13:01:45.