Softball: Tuckers manage only one hit in opening loss to Newfield

03/17/2012 4:15 PM |

GARRET MEADE PHOTO | A throw eluded Mattituck third baseman Kaitlin Perino as Newfield's Jordan Buffa slid into the bag. Buffa scored on the play.


The high school softball season did not start exactly the way Mattituck had hoped. The Tuckers dropped a 12-0 decision to Newfield in the season-opener for both teams in Newfield on Saturday.

Newfield left-hander Ashley Kobrin hurled a one-hitter over five innings in the game, which was called after the fifth inning because the hosts held a mercy-rule 12-run advantage in the Suffolk County non-league encounter.

Kobrin struck out five and walked three batters as she did not allow a hit over the last four innings. Catcher Courtney Ficner had the Tuckers’ lone hit, a single with two out in the first inning.

Mattituck right-hander Sara Perkins, who is recovering from knee trouble, went the entire way, allowing three earned runs. She struck out six and walked two hitters. Perkins was not helped by her teammates, who made six errors.

Third baseman Katie Engel led Newfield with two hits, two runs batted in and two runs scored. Center fielder Katie McGarrett singled three times and scored twice.