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13-15 Junior Division
11-12 Major Division (0-1)
Blue Thunder 3 and Bellmawr Sharks 6
The Blue Thunder opening day was a very cold one, but the weather did not dampen their spirits. Bellmawr started the scoring by putting up three runs in the 1st inning, but the Blue Thunder did not quit and actually came back and tied the game 3-3 in the 2nd. Bellmawr was tough and took the edge and the Blue Thunder team just ran out of daylight. A good opening day for the team and a lot of positive moments came out of the game. Good job girls!
9-10 Minor Division (6-0)
Runnemede Smashers 6 Sewell 5
The Smashers got back on the winning side of things tonight as they continued their perfect regular season with a close 6-5 victory over a young but improving Sewell team. The Smashers only stuck out three times all night as balls were flying off the bat at will. Grace Laubenstein pitched her first game and struck out nine batters in three innings while stranding seven runners on base. Grace also scored two runs as did Brooke Giancaterino while Gia Cerminaro scored one and knocked one in. But it was the big bats of Gianna Sparacino and Nicole Davidson that spoke the loudest as they both sent the Sewell leftfielder scrambling on two long balls. Nicole's was a bases loaded triple that cleared the bases and gave the Smashers a three run lead after three innings. In all, Nicole drove in 4 runs on two hits. But Sewell fought back in the fourth inning putting their first four runners on base and eventually tying up the game. So onc e again the Smashers had to fight back. After Gia drew a leadoff walk, ground balls by Alex Rivera and Olivia Kelly moved the winning run to third base. A hustling Katey Beckett beat out an infield hit and the Smashers had the lead once more. This time Brooke slammed the door on the Sewell offense forcing two ground outs and pop up to end the game. Alex snagged a nice pop up earlier in the game for the defensive play of the night. It will be the battle of the unbeatens in Runnemede Thursday night as the Smashers welcome a Somerdale team fresh off a semi-final appearance in last week's Berlin tournament.
UGSL Pre-Season Tournament -- 1st Round Magnolia 4 Runnemede 1
It was a familiar foe that stood across the diamond as the tournament kicked off. Seven times these team had faced each other in the past two seasons through playoffs, tournaments, scrimmages and regular season games. Each time Runnemede had found a way to come out on the winning side of things but a great rivalry had been formed. Tonight however the law of averages and one dominating pitching performance put an end to that streak. A very crisply played minor league game featured a great pitchers duel. Brooke Giancaterino allowed just 8 hits and walked only one batter while striking out 12 in five innings. Her Magnolia counterpart Marisa Naegle however was just a little bit better striking out 15 while allowing just 5 hits and walking two. Two of Magnolia's hits were doubles off the bat of Theresa DeCaro which keyed both of Magnolia's two-run innings. Brooke singled home Olivia Kelly to cut the Magnolia lead to 2-1 in the 4th inning but they would get no closer.
Alex Rivera picked up her first hit of the year. Katey Beckett and Grace Laubenstein also picked up hits for the Smashers. Olivia made another unbelieveable play in right field to save a run while Gia Cerminaro snagged a pop up at third to end a Magnolia threat. It was a quick exit for the Smashers who now turn their attention back to the regular season.
Runnemede Smashers 7 Oaklyn 6
The Smashers put their fans through a real nail biter before emerging victorious and keeping their perfect record in tact. After falling behind 2-0 in the first inning, the lead see-sawed back and forth all night before the Smashers broke a 6-6 tie in the sixth inning and left the potential tying run on second base to end the game. It was a hustling Katey Beckett who beat out a two-out infield hit that allowed the second inning to continue and eventually allow the Smashers to take a 3-2 lead. The bats really came to life in the third inning. Grace Laubenstein led off the inning with a smash to left field that resulted in a triple. Due to runner interference Grace was allowed to score. The hit parade continued as Brooke Giancaterino, Gia Cerminaro, Nicole Davidson and Gianna Sparacino all smashed singles to score two more runs. Brooke silenced the Oaklyn bats from the third inning on allowing just three hits and a walk, while st iking out six and allowing just one run. In the final inning, Grace doubled in Katey with the eventual winning run. Grace ended the night with a single, double and triple, scoring one run and knocking in two more. Gia and Brooke also added two hits apiece. Defensively the Smashers are really making strides. Nicole and Gia combined to turn a double play in the first inning, while Brooke, Grace and Nicole combined to record three of the final four outs of the game on ground balls. The Smashers are now 3-0, including 2-0 vs. Oaklyn and will play Oaklyn one more time on Monday at home.
Runnemede Smashers 7 Sewell 4
The Smashers opened their 2009 season on the road against the same Sewell squad that had defeated them in the Division Championship game last year on the same field. Tonight the results would be different however. The Smashers jumped to an early first inning lead taking advantage of the Sewell pitcher's wildness. Olivia Kelly notched the first run of the year. After letting Sewell tie things up in the bottom of the first, Runnemede took the lead for good in the second inning combining three walks with singles from Sierra Peters and Olivia Kelly to score three runs. They followed that up by scoring three more in the third on hits from Grace Laubenstein, Brooke Giancaterino, Gia Cerminaro and Gianna Sparacino. Brooke then slammed the door on Sewell allowing just one run over the final two innings to preserve the win. All 11 Smashers reached base, seven different players scored runs and six players knocked in runs showcasing a bal anced attack all the way through. Nicole Davidson recorded three putouts in the field and Nicole and Brooke combined to strike out seven Sewell batters. A good first effort for the Smashers.
Runnemede Smashers 12 Oaklyn 7
Another all-around effort offensively was combined with a shutdown relief pitching effort to give the Smashers a win in their home opener and move their record to 2-0. The Smashers made only five outs in four times at bat and scored the maximum runs in every inning. Every Runnemede player reached base once. Grace Laubenstein and Brooke Giancaterino each reached base three times combining for three hits and 5 RBI's. It was Olivia Kelly who got the Smashers going leading off the game with a triple down the left field line. Katey Beckett picked up her first hit of the year as well. Brooke also came into the third inning of a then tied game and threw two shutout innings before giving up one run in the final inning. She struck out 5 and also made a nice catch of a pop up. Olivia also contributed defensively throwing out an Oaklyn batter from right field at first base. The two teams will match-up once again at Oaklyn on Thursday night.
Runnemede 6 Somerdale 1
The Smashers put together their best all-around game to date in knocking off their closest division rival Thursday night in the first of three consecutive games between the two. Olivia Kelly snagged a fly ball to right field in the top of the first to set the tone for the evening. The Smasher offense would score the maximum three runs in each of the first two innings as only two of the first 15 Runnemede batters made outs. Brooke Giancaterino sparked the offense with two hits, two RBI's and a run scored. Katey Beckett, who has hit safely in every game this year, and Nicole Davidson also had run-scoring singles. The Smashers then turned the rest of the game over to defense and pitching as Brooke threw a complete game six inning performance striking out 8 batters. But it was the defense behind the pitching that stood out the most this night recording six groundball outs from Gia Cerminaro, Katey, Brooke, Grace Laubenstein and Nicole.
It also included a nice force play at second by Madalynn Falciani. Brooke and Grace also secured pop ups for outs and the cherry on top was a pickoff play between Nicole and Grace catching a Somerdale runner off first base for the final out of the game. These two will match-up twice more in the next four days.
Smashers 10 Somerdale 9
A short-handed Smasher team strolled into Somerdale on a rainy Friday night. Reasons perhaps to not be at their best. But as they have been all year the Smashers were indeed at their best. The top of the lineup Olivia Kelly, Gia Cerminaro and Grace Laubenstein combined for six hits including a double by Gia, six RBI's including three by Grace and seven runs scored including three by Olivia as the Smashers jumped to an early 7-6 lead. Two outfield assists from the sister duo of Alayna and Madalynn Falciani keyed the early defense. In the top of the fourth it was the bottom of the lineup that started the offense as Alex Rivera and Sierra Peters both drew walks and were moved along on a ground ball out from Kasey Endres. Back-to-back singles by Gia and Grace brought home the final runs and gave the Smashers a four-run 10-6 lead headed to the last inning. The Smashers would need every one of those runs as Gia and Grace combined to stop the Somerdale team from tying the game after they had loaded the bases and brought home three runs. The final out was recorded on a flip from Grace to Sierra to nail the tying run at the plate. The Smashers how now completed the first half of the regular season with a perfect 6-0 record and continue to improve each time out. These two teams will battle one more time Monday night at home.
Sewell 5 Runnemede 4
Well, all good things must come to an end and on this night the Smashers perfect season came to an abrupt halt. But not without a huge fight and an amazing catch by the Sewell centerfielder. Having not played for ten days the Smashers came out a bit rusty and fell behind 4-0 heading to the bottom of the third. After six of the first nine hitters had struck out, the bottom of the order strung together five consecutive singles from Sierra Peters, Alayna Falciani, Katelyn Martin, Kasey Endres and Grace Laubenstein.to pull within 4-3. After a scoreless fourth and fifth inning, Sewell used a single and two groundouts to add an insurance run. But the Smashers would not die quietly. For the second time, Sierra started a Smasher rally with a leadoff single and following two walks the bases were loaded with just one out. Kasey grounded out but scored the 4th Smasher run and brought the top of the order to the plate. Grace, who had already been robbed once by the Sewell outfield sent one deep into centerfield but unfortunately also right into the glove of the Sewell centerfielder who then doubled off an advancing Runnemede baserunner to end the game. Grace and Kasey were the offensive stars knocking in two runs each. Grace also turned an unassisted double play as part of ten outs the Smashers recorded in the field. The Smashers will look to get back on the winning track tomorrow as they travel to Somerdale.
Smashers 4 Somerdale 2
A game dominated by two strong pitching efforts saw Somerdales pitcher strikeout 13 batters and allow just 4 hits. But Brooke Giancaterino was just a little bit better striking out 10 but giving up only 3 hits over six innings. Gia Cerminaro and Nicole Davidson flashed some great glove work with Gia snagging a popup as well as recording an unassisted putout at third base. Nicole recorded unassisted doubleplays at first base to end both the fifth and sixth innings and give the Smashers the win. Brooke and Nicole recorded the only 4 Smasher hits of the night driving in all four runs including a two-run triple from Nicole. The Smashers move to 7-1 and are now one game away from clinching their division.
Smashers 11 Oaklyn 10
No lead was safe on this night as the two offenses took turns rounding the bases at will. It took just three batters for Oaklyn to jump to a 3-0 lead in the first inning ending on a three-run homerun. The Smashers answered back with three of their own led by a double from Madalyn Falciani and a run-scoring single by Grace Laubenstein. Oaklyn got two more in the 2nd on just one base hit. Runnemede answered back again in the third with three more runs to take a 6-5 lead. Grace smashed a two-run single and Nicole Davidson followed with a smash to the cneterfield fence that scored the third run and would have gone for a homerun if not for the three-run rule. Alex Rivera and Alayna Falciani knocked in three runs between them in the fourth innning as the Smashers took a seemingly commanding 9-6 lead. Runnemede seemed to stamp their control of the game in the fifth when Brooke struck out two batters and Nicole and Grace combined to pick an Oaklyn runner off base to hold them scoreless in the fifth. But Oaklyn was not done as they rallied in the sixth for four runs to take a 10-9 lead. But the Smashers erased that lead in the bottom of the sixth without an out being recorded. Grace, Nicole and Gia Cerminaro all reached base and then Gianna Sparacino singled home both Grace and Nicole to win the game. Offensive stars were everywhere. Madalyn recorded her first multi-hit game and scored two runs. Grace had two hits, scored three runs and knocked in three runs. Nicole had two hits, 2 runs scored and an RBI. Gia reached base all three times to bat. All but one batter reached base and the team made only nine outs in six innings. The win clinches the division for the Smashers and sets them up nicely for the upcoming playoffs.
Smashers 9 Somerdale 2
Another ten day layoff forced by the weather did not slow down the Smashers on this night. After Brooke Giancaterino struck out all three batters in the top of the inning, they raced to a 3-0 first inning lead featuring RBI singles from Nicole Davidson and Gianna Sparacino. Somerdale got two back in the 2nd but once again Brooke struck out the side. The Smashers went right back to work in the 2nd scoring three more. The middle of the order, Brooke, Grace Laubenstein and Nicole each drove in one run. For the third straight inning Brooke sturck out all three Oaklyn batters in the third inning and the Smashers were now firmly in control as the rain began to threaten. Gia singled home the 7th run in the 4th inning and then came in to pitch the final two innings, slamming the door on the Somerdale offense, allowing no runs, just one hit and striking out four batters. She was aided by a nice double play turned between Katey Beckett and Grace. Katelyn Martin also turned a nice play at second base during the game. In total Brooke and Gia combined to allow just five hits while stiriking out 15 batters. The final two Smasher runs scored on a bases loaded single by Brooke to make the final score 9-2. Olivia Kelly and Katey Beckett did an outstanding job setting the table at the top of the lineup, reaching base 7 out of 8 at bats and scoring four runs. While the middle of the lineup of Brooke, Grace and Nicole did their job knocking in 6 runs and scoring three. Sierra Peters also reached base all three times and her hustle on the basepaths, beating out an infield single and then going first to third on a single allowed her to score the ninth and final run. Once again, nine of the ten Smasher hitters got hits and all ten reached base. The win secures a first round bye in the upcoming playoffs as they raised their record to 9-1 including a perfect 4-0 against Somerdale.
Phillies Home Run Derby
The Smashers fittingly to their name found the home run derby very much to their liking taking all six places available in their age groups. Gia Cerminaro had the high score of the day for boys or girls and finished first in the 7-9 age group. Kasey Endres finished second and Gianna Sparacino took third place. In the 1-012 age group the "big three" of Grace Laubenstein, Nicole Davidson and Brooke Giancaternio took first through third respectively as each hit three home runs and laced several other hits for points. All six will be moving on to the regional competition over the summer.
Oaklyn 8 Runnemede 7 (7 innings)
It took seven innings for a very sloppily played games to be decided in Oaklyn's favor. To many fielding errors and errant throws ultimately doomed the Smashers after they had jumped to a 6-1 lead. Oaklyn scored 3 in both the 4th and 5th innings before the Smashers tied the game in the 7th on Brooke Giancaterino's double. But Runnmede left runners on 2nd and 3rd and would never score again. Katelyn Martin and Madalynn Falciani each reached base all three times up. Brooke led the offense with three hits, three RBI's and a run scored. Nicole Davidson and Gia Cerminaro each had two hits on the day. Runnemede finishes its regular season Wednesday at Sewell.
Smashers 8 Sewell 5
The Smashers ended their regular season with their 10th victory and became the only minor league team in the UGSL to reach double-digit victories. The team took advantage of some early wildness from the Sewell pitcher to put up a maximum 3 runs in both the 1st and 3rd innings. Mixed in with ten walks were key hits from Gia Cerminaro, Brooke Giancaterino and Nicole Davidson each driving in runs. Grace Laubenstein shut down the Sewell offense in the first two innings allowing just one run while striking out four and snagging a line drive for another out. Gia continued the pitching mastery in the third inning with the help of an unassisted double play from Grace. Some wildness in the fourth allowed Sewell back into the game as they cut the lead to 8-4 headed to the 5th inning. Brooke came in for the fifth inning and allowed just one more run on two hits while striking out three batters. Overall, Brooke and Gia had two hits each and reached base all three times at bat. Katey Beckett had two hits as well, while Olivia Kelly and Katelyn Martin reached base every time up and scored three runs between them. Gia and Nicole both drove in two runs. Sierra Peters and Kasey Endres both had their hardest hit balls of the year. The Smashers finished the regular season 10-2, first place in their division and tied for best record in the league. They will begin their playoff march Monday night vs. Somerdale, who they are 4-0 against during the season.
Smashers 11 Somerdale 4
1st round Minors North playoffs -- Runnemede got the playoffs off to a great start recording their fifth victory in five games against Somerdale in the first round of the UGSL playoffs. Runnemede took command of the game from the beginning. After stranding three runners on base in the top of the first, the Smashers went to work with their bats. Olivia Kelly led off the game with a single and was followed by triples from Grace Laubenstein and Brooke Giancaterino. Nicole Davidson capped the inning by sending a ball to the RGSL T-Ball field to give Runnemede a 3-0 lead. Somerdale mounted a comeback in the 2nd and 3rd innings, taking a brief 4-3 lead. The bottom of the Smasher order got things going again in the third As Alex Rivera, Alayna Falciani, Sierra Peters, Kasey Endres and Katelyn Martin all reached base safely leaving the Smashers with two runs in, the bases loaded and nobody out. Olivia smashed the next pitch to shortstop who turned the out into an unassisted triple play to end the threat. Still Runnemede had the lead back 5-4 and would never relinquish it. Brooke once again left the bases loaded in the fourth inning thanks to two strikeouts and a pop up to Nicole. The Smashers would go on to score the maximum three runs in both the fourth and fifth inning to build their lead to 11-4 as every player in the lineup contributed to the offensive outburst. The game ended with two great defensive plays. One a pop up to catcher Sierra and the other an across the diamond throw from third baseman Gia Cerminaro to Grace. In all the Smashers only made four batted outs all game with three other runners making outs on the bases. They compiled 14 hits including two each from Katey Beckett, Sierra, Nicole, Brooke, Grace and Gia. Kasey, Nicole and Gianna Sparacino each had 2 RBI's. Alex, Brooke and Grace each scored two runs. On the mound Brooke pitched a complete game striking out 12 and allowing 8 hits. Runnemede moves on to host Oaklyn in the Minors North championship game
Smashers 6 Oaklyn 4
Minors North Division Championship Game -- In a game that took two days to play, separated by a pretty cool lightening display, Runnemede backed up its regular season division championship by winning the division championship game in a tough battle with Oaklyn. The Smashers mustered only three hits on the night but took advantage of two hit by pitches and 14 walks to scratch out enough runs and the pitching of Brooke Giancaterino, with some defensive help, did the rest. Brooke scattered seven hits and struck out seven leaving the tying run on base in both the fifth and sixth innings. Brooke was also helped out by the defensive tandom of Grace Laubenstein and Nicole Davidson who recorded seven unassisted putouts between them. Offensively Brooke and Grace each picked up hits and scored three runs between them but the big hit of the night was a bases loaded double by Gia Cerminaro that scored all three runners on base to give the Smashers a 3-1 first inning lead that they would never give up. Alayna Falciani, Kasey Endres and Nicole also knocked in runs. Runnemede will continue on in the UGSL Minor league tournament where they will play either Berlin Twp in a semifinal game or receive a bye into the League Finals pending the outcome of other games still to be played. Congratulations girls on your accomplishments so far.
Runnemede 5 Berlin Twp. 4
Minors Semifinal Playoff Game -- The Smashers fought, clawed and literally bled their way into the league finals with a thrilling come from behind 5-4 victory over an excellent Berlin Twp. team. The game took two days to play, with a 24 hour delay between innings 1 and 2. Despite the looming rainstorm, the Smashers came ready to field as they recorded the first out of the game on a ball that deflected off pitcher Brooke Giancaterino right to Nicole Davidson who fired to first baseman Grace Laubenstein for the out. Nicole kept up the defense on the next batter making an outstanding diving snare of a line drive headed up the middle for the second out. Day two began in the second inning of a scoreless tie where Berlin broke the tie bunching seven hits over two innings to score 4 runs and take a 4-0 lead. But Berlin would get only one more hit the rest of the game and the Smashers began to turn the momentum their way. Following a line drive double play involving Brooke and Grace to end a Berlin threat, Nicole led off the fourth with an infield single followed by another single from Gia Cerminaro. A ground ball from Sierra Peters forced home the first Smasher run and another walk to Gianna Sparacino brought home the second run. With two outs in the fifth and nobody on, the winning rally began. Olivia Kelly walked and moved to second on Grace's single. Brooke then smashed a double to leftfield tying the game as Grace scored all the way from first base. Nicole then put the Smashers ahead to stay smashing a double to center to score Brooke. Brooke then shut the door, ending the game by striking out the Berlin cleanup hitter with the tying and go ahead runners on base. Brooke had a hand in all of the final nine outs either via strikeout, ground out or pop up. A great and well-played minor league game. Runnemede now reaches the final step of their journey as they begin the league finals tomorrow at Magnolia. Let the Battle of Evesham be joined.
Runnemede Stars and Somerdale
All-around effort from the Stars and good defense kept the game close. Alexis Burns played well at third base and pitcher. Julie Miller and Brianna Gately made some good infield plays. Kaitlyn Malloy at first base came up with some key put outs.
Offensively everyone batted well. Julia DeMarco got the scoring started with a lead off double. She was knocked in by hits from Victoria Rivera and Julie Miller. Taylor Lapps and Zada Cortright also contributed with hits and fielding
However the MONSTER HIT of the game came in the 4th inning. Brittany Welsh smashed the ball down the 3rd base line for a Home Run. GREAT JOB.Everyone contributed to this close game
STARS AT SEWELL 4/27/09
The Stars are back from our two game road trip.
Monday’s game was at Sewell. All the girls combined for a great effort, winning the game 6-0. Keys hits from Victoria Rivera, Kaitlyn Malloy, Alexis Burns and Brianna Gately got the scoring started. Fine defense was played by Emily Peshick and Zada Cortright. Brittany Welsh played well at pitcher and Julia Miller came up with hits and scored in the 3rd and 4th innings.
STARS AT SOMERDALE 4/28/09
Tuesday’s game was in Somerdale against the Rockies. The Stars’ play improved all around but the Rockies were able to hold on for a 7 to 6 win.
Every one of the Stars had a hit. Doubles were recorded for Brittany Welsh, Alexis Burns and Kaitlyn Malloy. Julie Miller and Victoria Rivera made some good plays at shortstop and second base. Zada Cortright singled and turned in a fine job as catcher. Taylor Lapps had some keys hits scoring twice.
The Stars coaches are very proud of the team’s performance.