Tuesday's softball results
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
by Andrew Abramson
Dwyer has won blowouts in the past, but rarely like this.
After trailing 3-0 and looking like they were headed for defeat, the fifth-ranked Panthers rallied for two runs in the fifth and 10 runs in the sixth, routing seventh-ranked Park Vista 12-3.
"It feels really good," said freshman Danielle Fernandez, who began Dwyer's rally with a two-run double in the fifth inning. "We didn't just come back, but we did it against a really big opponent."
Park Vista took an early 1-0 lead in the second off a Christina Braunworth RBI, and then took a 3-0 lead in the fourth when Makenzie Garcia homered to center. The Cobras (15-5) wouldn't score again, while Dwyer was just getting started.
After Fernandez's two RBI brought the Panthers (15-5) to within a run, a Lindsay Fussell RBI in the sixth tied the game.
From there, the Panthers couldn't be denied — RBI hits from Alyssa Gordan, Caitlin McCready, Clare Hosack and Dede Jacobs (2), as well as a passed ball and an error, earned Dwyer the rout.
"We showed some character," Dwyer coach Joe Della Rocca said. "They did a good job of staying in the game when it didn't look so good, and that's a good sign for our team."
Della Rocca was surprised by the final score.
"The score was not indicative of the type of the game it was," he said. "We're not better than them by a wide margin, but sometimes things just get away from you."
No. 3 Palm Beach Central 7, Suncoast 2: Jordanne Kessel was 2-for-4 with two RBI as the Broncos (18-3) defeated the Chargers in Riviera Beach.
West Boca Raton 2, Atlantic 1: Mallory Soffin was 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI to help the Bulls (7-8) edge the Eagles in Boca Raton.
Benjamin 15, Jupiter Christian 5: Savannah Logan was 2-for-4 with three RBI and four stolen bases as the Buccaneers (8-6) defeated the Warriors (3-11) in Jupiter.
Santaluces 14, Boynton Beach 3 (5): Gabby Trotto was 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored to help the Chiefs (8-12) rout the Tigers in Lantana.
Olympic Heights 1, Lake Worth 0: Danica Mandarano was 2-for-3 and pitched a complete game with nine strikeouts to help the Lions (7-7) top the Trojans (8-8) in Boca Raton.
Glades Day 11, Moore Haven 0: Samantha Sgroi was 2-for-4 with a home run as the Gators (10-9) routed the Terriers in Belle Glade.
Berean Christian 10, Morningside Academy 4: Emily May was 3-for-4 with three RBI leading the Bulldogs (12-3) over the Eagles in Port St. Lucie.
Clewiston 11, King's Academy 1: Katie Whidden had three hits and three RBI as the Tigers (12-4) defeated the Lions in West Palm Beach.