TENNERTON — The Diamond Dream 12-and-under Softball Team coached by Addie, Katie and Jonathan Hicks, as well Alicia Lambert was back in action with a home doubleheader back on Friday, July 1, as they welcomed both the W.Va. Impact and Intensity 12-and-under teams to Tennerton.
The girls of Diamond Dream started the day off with a game against the Impact 12-and-under team. The girls of Diamond Dream suffered a 14-0 shutout loss in game one of their home double-header.
Looking to put their forgettable game one performance squarely in the figurative rear-view mirror, so to speak, the resilient young ladies of the Diamond Dream 12-and-under team turned their attention to their second game of the day against the W.Va. Intensity squad.
Both teams got off to a quiet start offensively, with neither scoring in the first inning. However, the damn broke in big way the bottom of the second inning, as Diamond Dream scored all six of their runs in the period.
After another scoreless inning in the third, W.Va. Intensity had one more opportunity to close the gap in the fourth and final inning, only managing to score a single run before the Diamond Dream girls closed out the game with a defensive stand, sealing a 6-1 victory.
Rebecca Pastorius got the starting nod for Diamond Dream in their game two victory. Pastorius picked up the win, only surrendering four hits and a single run, while striking out four batters without walking any over four complete innings in the circle
Offensively, Sarah Coffman and Madelyn Tucker each managed one hit to tie for the team lead. Coffman drove in a team-high two RBIs, with Tucker also driving in an RBI, as the duo formed quite the “1-2 punch” for the Diamond Dream line-up against W.Va. Intensity.
The Diamond Dream 12-and-under team had a busy day in terms of base thievery, as they stole an astounding 16 bases during the course of the game. Four Diamond Dream players recorded more than one stolen base, with Coffman leading the way with five, Tucker came away with three, while Peyton Hicks had two, Braelyn Jones had two, while Pastorius, Alexis Peck, Kiera Perkins and Mia Lambert each had one apiece.
After coming away with a split in the day’s doubleheader, the Diamond Dream 12-and-under team moves to 6-13 so far this Summer. The girls will look to keep consistently improving after enjoying a small Independence Day break as they continue the third month of their Summer season.