Tag: Allied Softball

Centennial’s Allied Softball Team Takes on Hebron

Words: Shawn Kruhm

On Thursday, April 19, Centennial’s allied softball team traveled to Mount Hebron for an exciting game.

It turned out to be a hard fought game in which both teams played exceptionally well. Centennial’s Mike McCarthy lead the team as the starting pitcher. He received support from junior Ian Winters at first base and senior Dominic Roybal at second. Winters recorded six outs to help the defense.

Junior Hassan Hamound and senior Jonathan Hanks also came out to play. They both proved to be power hitters at the plate, combining for three singles and two doubles.

The allied softball team’s next game is at Centennial on April 24. Make sure to go support them and show your school spirit.

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Allied Softball Takes on the Centennial Girls’ Varsity Team

Words: Ashley Berry

At 3:00pm on Wednesday, April 8, the Centennial allied softball team was primed to take on the Marriot’s Ridge Mustangs. Due to transportation issues, the Mustangs never made it to Centennial. Rather than send the allied team home, the Centennial girls’ varsity softball team stepped up to the plate for an in-house scrimmage.

The allied team was off to a great start with five runs in the first inning. Michael Clark ran from second base to home plate off a solid hit by Dominic Roybal, scoring the first run of the game. Roybal and Michael McCarthy were both on base when Orkun Unal hit a ball to the back wall, giving both a chance to run home. Both Unal and Jonathan Hanks had successful at-bats and were on base when Thompson Truong had a nice hit which brought both of them home.

Jordan Ciraolo, Sammy Kastner, and Tori Montanez were quickly retired by Matthew Na and Clark, ending the first inning with a score of 5-0.

Clark scored again in the second inning, making the score 6-0. At the bottom of the second inning, three players from the Centennial boys’ varsity team, Connor Clemens, Matt McShane and Robert Hunter, joined forces with the allied team. Despite a run scored by Caroline Strott of the girls’ team, the allied team didn’t back down. Clark was responsible for three outs at the plate off of throws from Hanks and Clemens, ending the second inning with a score of 6-1.

Michael Havlik, McCarthy and Clark each had amazing hits in the third and final inning, and Unal scored his second run. Montanez scored a second run for the girls off a hit by Kastner in the bottom of the third inning. That would be their final run. Both Strott and Ciraolo found themselves out at the hands of Havlik and Celina Jensen was thrown out at first base on a nice play between Clark and Havlik, ending the game with a score of 7-2.

Allied softball’s peer helpers, Sakena Redmond, Anna Crowe and Frankie Krzyzanowski, and coaches, Coach Frost, Ms. Seen, Mr. Young and Ms. Dodd, helped the team take this win.

Allied Softball’s next game will be Tuesday, April 18 at 3:00 at Glenelg.

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Eagles Excel in Allied Softball World Series

Photos: Martha Hutzell

Words: Giana Han

On April 30, all the Allied Softball teams from around the county gathered at Meadowbrook to finish their season together in games filled with fun and sportsmanship.

The complex was split into four courts with at least three teams on each court.  One team would bat, one would field, and the other would sit out, and then they would rotate.

Centennial played with River Hill and Marriotts Ridge, and started out in the field with River Hill up to bat.

Karen Vanisko and Michael Havlik had an amazing inning in the field, hooking up for two easy outs at first.  Mike McCarthy was catching for Vanisko, who pitched.  At the conclusion of the top of the first inning, the Eagles were able to hold River Hill to one run, scored by Maria Brown.

The Eagles then stepped up to bat.  Lead-off batter, Lauren Davila started off with a single.  Following her single with another, Jonathon Hanks’ hit put two runners on with no outs.  Ian Dvornicky had another single, which batted in Davila.  A double from Vanisko prepared the way for McCarthy’s two RBI single.

The middle of the first ended with a score of 1-3-0, but Marriotts Ridge was ready to turn the score more to their favor.  Two singles were scored immediately, putting Sam Running and Danya Costa on base.  Zach McKay was thrown out at first, but he batted in a run.  Following McKay was Hansi Bode who also hit a single to drive in a run.  Katie Heady had the final hit of the inning, making it to first before the next batter was thrown out for the third out.

Each team continued to exhibit outstanding play throughout the game.  Every player on the Marriotts Ridge team had at least one hit.  Many of them, including Running and Heady, had RBIs as well, and excellent plays in the outfield.

River Hill’s Marcus Warren dominated the field from third base, throwing many runners out at first.  In the third inning, Brown and Warren both hit singles, paving the way for Nick Brown.  He came up to bat and on the first pitch hit the only home run in the game, driving in three runs.  Mia Dubin and Megan Gilbert, among others, had great hits that put runners in scoring position.

Every Eagle made it at least to first during the game. Dominic Rybal, Hanks, and Davila were several players who had amazing RBIs.  McCarthy and Orkun Unal caught extremely well for the pitchers, and Davila showed amazing speed while chasing down balls in the outfield.

“I liked playing on the bases,” said Clark, who did excellent in both the outfield and in the batter’s box.

At the end of the day, there were bittersweet feelings running through everyone.  They had enjoyed a fun time among friends, but it was their last game of the year.

“[The game] was really good!” exclaimed Davila.  “We did really well. I’m a little upset because it’s my last year.”

Davila and Vanisko both played their last games, but the rest of the team will be able to return next year for more fun.