Ansonia Lady Tigers nip Lady Railroaders

Ansonia wins close game over Bradford Lady Railroaders softball team

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Abby Kramer pitches Ansonia to a WOAC win over Bradford Lady Railroaders. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

 

ANSONIA – The Ansonia Lady Tigers defeated the Bradford Lady Railroaders 2-1 in a Tuesday night WOAC softball matchup.

“Real pleased with how the girls played,” said Ansonia coach, Floyd Jenkins. “Later innings there the girls kept their composure, had bases loaded and they got out of the jamb, same way with two outs the inning before that – our first baseman Ava Thacker made a couple good defensive plays.”

Ansonia’s Maddie Buckingham beats throw to first in home game with Bradford. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“We’re definitely young,” said Bradford coach, Shon Shaffer. “We have seven new starters so it looks kind of like we’re disorganized but they’re taking little steps at a time and we’ll get there by the end.”

Abby Kramer pitched a 1-hitter for the Lady Tigers with Brenna Schmit and Ava Thatcher each accounting for third inning RBIs giving Ansonia a 2-0 lead that would prove to be all the offense the Lady Tigers would need to improve to 5-1 on the season.

“She’s (Kramer) getting stronger as we go along,” noted Coach Jenkins. “If we get warm weather she could pitch a lot better. She’s doing a fine job and so are our other pitchers we have. You haven’t seen much of them but we have a pretty good staff.”

Alani Canan knocks a hit for Bradford in WOAC game with Ansonia. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Abby Kramer led the Lady Tigers on the mound tossing a 1-hitter, no earned runs, 5-walks while striking out seven.

Bradford’s Izzy Hamilton went the distance on the mound allowing just 5-hits and 2-runs for the Lady Railroaders.

Izzy Hamilton pitches for Bradford Lady Railroaders in WOAC softball matchup at Ansonia. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“That was her (Izzy) best outing of the season so far,” said Shaffer. “The defense just let her down a little bit…put too many runners on.”

“I thought we made really good contact, it was just at people too much,” Coach Shaffer added. “Those hits will fall eventually but I thought we made good contact against a girl that throws pretty hard.”

Bailey Schmit picks up a hit for Ansonia Lady Tigers in WOAC win over Bradford Lady Railroaders. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Brenna and Bailey Schmit paced Ansonia at the plate, Bailey going 2-3 with a run scored and Brenna a triple with a RBI and a run scored.

Brenna Schmit 1-3 including a triple, 1-RBI, 1-run;   Bailey Schmit 2-3, 1-run; Maddie Buckingham 1-3, 1-walk; Kelsey Muhlenkamp 1-3; Ava Thatcher 1-RBI.

BOXSCORE

123 456 7 R H E

002 000 0 2 5 1 Ansonia

000 100 0 1 1 1 Bradford