Erin Gill found her groove in her pitching debut.
She got the win as Hit to Kill beat the Trash Pandas, 17-2 on June 19 at NASA softball field 1. They play in the coed Redstone Division.
“This is my first game pitching this season,” Gill, her team’s player/coach, said. “I’ve pitched before but this season this is my first time.
“I think I did all right. I got my groove once I hit my second inning. First inning was not my best.”
She allowed two runs on eight hits in five innings for Hit to Kill (5-1). She had five strikeouts and three walks.
Cleanup hitter Britt Morris went 4-for-4 with four runs batted in and two runs scored. Nick Radovich was 3-for-4 with an RBI double and three runs. Casey Osborn, Wayne Rosetti, David Soetekouw, Keith Robinson and Ryan Larson added two hits apiece.
“We did really well,” Gill said. “We hit the ball well and fielded the ball.”
Derek Santiago drove in both runs for the Trash Pandas (2-4) with his hit in the top of the fourth. Anthony Maenza went 2-for-2 and scored a run. Crystal Santiago took the loss.
“This was a brutal loss,” Trash Pandas player/coach Carlos Gomez said. “We could beat Hit to Kill. They hit well in the hole and we made a ton of errors.”