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Holli Bollman used her glove as well as her bat to help Fogarty Air Conditioning Service raise its record to 6-0 with a 7-0 victory over Eric’s Lawn Care.
Diana Stulsky was masterful on the mound.
A shutout in slow-pitch softball is a rarity. That makes the five-hit whitewash that Diana Stulsky pitched in leading Fogarty Air Conditioning Service to a 7-0 victory over Eric’s Lawn Care last Thursday night in a North Fork Women’s Softball League game at the Polo Grounds in Greenport especially impressive. Right from the beginning, Stulsky mowed down the Eric’s Lawn Care lineup.
“It was a good game,” Stulsky said. “Our defense played a solid game.”
Fogarty (6-0) scored all the runs it would need in the first inning as it crossed the plate five times. Singles by Holli Bollman and Stulsky set the table for run-scoring hits off the bats of Lynn Eckhardt, Melissa Groeneveld, Courtney Meringer, Cathy Checklick and Tanya Rivera.
In the third, Stulsky doubled and scored on Checklick’s single. Fogarty added its final run in the fifth, when Eckhardt hit a booming triple and came home on Groeneveld’s single.
Fogarty and G&C Petroleum (4-2) will face each other for the second time this season tomorrow night in a make-up game from an earlier rainout.
G&C bounced back from last week’s loss to Fogarty by walloping Community Speech Language and Learning Center, 28-1, on Thursday in a five-inning, mercy-rule-shortened game. G&C, leading 10-1, exploded for 10 more runs in the top of the third to blow the game wide open. Jackie Zilnicki, Katie Mickaliger, Grace Conklin, Nora Catlin and Susan Walker all had run-scoring hits in the uprising. Zilnicki and Mickaliger both had a pair of run-scoring singles in the rally.
The G&C bats were booming right from the beginning, as it scored five runs in both the first and second innings. In the first, after Jane van den Thoorn and Zilnicki singled, Emily Commins, Mickaliger and Catlin all delivered run-scoring hits. Lauri Mickaliger, Cathy Daniels and Catlin each drove in runs in the second.
G&C put the game out of reach with 10 runs in the third.
Katie Mickaliger paced G&C with five hits in the game while van den Thoorn, Zilnicki, Commins and Catlin each had four hits. Kerry Tooker, Lauri Mickaliger, Conklin and Daniels all had three hits apiece.
Katelyn Dunne, Madison Wingate, Nicole Clark and Michelle Salmon all had hits for Community Speech (0-5).