Mayor’s Cup Softball
The Charlestown Girls Softball 12U Blue Diamonds team braved the heat last weekend to compete in the Mayor’s Cup Tournament, taking second place with a 2-2 showing overall.
Dorchester’s ADSL softball team took the Cup beating Charlestown 11-0 in a tough contest on a very hot day.
The Charlestown team had a 7-0 regular season record, and was considered a big contender for the Cup going into the weekend.
The first game against Parkway was a heartbreakers, reported Coach Billy Nugent. Karen Allen was 3-for-3 and Pitcher Emma Kiley recorded 14 strikeouts, but Parkway spoiled the effort by winning 2-1 – stealing home to take the win in the top of the last inning.
In the second game, the girls bounced back with a 21-0 win over The RBI Blue Jays. Karen Allen was 2-for-2, and Madison Burrell hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the third.
The third game was a rematch with Parkway, this time with Charlestown winning a close one 1-0. Pitcher Emma Kiley had 13 strikeouts. In a pivotal moment in the 7th inning, Karen Allen doubled to right field, advancing Mollie Mahoney to third. Then Madison Burrell hustled out a single, sending Mahoney home for the single run. That set up the championship game between Charlestown and ADSL. However, ADSL dominated the game, taking the Cup in an 11-0 win over Charlestown. However, the girls from the Town has much to celebrate in a competitive field of teams this year.