The D1 Revolution U19 girls' fastball team had a win and a tie to start 2021
Saturday, July 3, 2021
By Rob J. Ross
CHATHAM, Ont. - The D1 Revolution opened their 2021 U19 girls' fastball season in a positive way.
The Revolution had a win and tie over the Chatham Eagles, today in exhibition double-header action.
Mallory Collins launched a two-run homer and added a single, while Emma Diegel drove in two runs, to lead the D1 Revolution to a 9-1 rout in game one.
Sydney Ebel had the Revolution's first hit of the season, with a lead-off triple in the third inning igniting the offence.
After Meg McCallum drew a walk and stole second base, Jocelyn Shelton drove in Ebel. Kenzie Dedman delivered a RBI single knocking in McCallum for a 2-0 lead. Jenna McLean's sac bunt moved the base runner, setting up Kelly Tikel with the team's third RBI single.
Collins blew the game wide open putting the ball over the fence.
Kyra Joseph punched a RBI double, making it 7-1. Aleecia Miranda had a two-out single and stoled a base and McCallum had a single.
The Revolution defence turned two double plays, one by outfielder Shelton and another by Mikayla Doucette.
In game two, the Revolution came back from down 5-2 in the fourth inning to knot the score. Tied at two, Chatham scored three runs in the fourth inning.
Joseph had a sac fly RBI, driving home Aleecia Miranda who led off with a double. Ebel and Shelton, both produced RBI singles.
Doucette pitched a scoreless fifth and sixth innings.
Dedman had a base on balls and reached second base on a swinging bunt. McCallum, Doucette, McLean and Diegel, each had singles. event, based on time, distance or height.
The Revolution is an elite fastball association, started this year by Mark McCallum and Courtney Gilbert, featuring two tournament teams, U19 and U16.
McCallum is a fastball coach and former all-star who played in the St. Thomas
and District League. Gilbert played in the NCAA, a first team all-star infielder
with the University of Detroit Mercy Titans. Gilbert was also a member of the
Canadian Junior National team during the summer of 2015, helping Canada to its
highest finish at the Junior World Championships.
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