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DOLPHINS WIN UNBEATEN BATTLE

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By Colin Leon Guerrero

Caught in a pickle JFK Clara Cali dashes back to first base to avoid the out with Southern’s first  baseman Larayn Leon Guerrero waits for the ball. (photo by Jesse Castro)

Caught in a pickle: JFK Clara Cali dashes back to first base to avoid the out while Southern’s first baseman Larayn Leon Guerrero waits for the ball. (photo by Jesse Castro)

It was a rematch of last season’s championship as the JFK Islanders squared off against the Southern Dolphins Wednesday afternoon at JFK field in girls high school softball. In this highly anticipated match up both teams came in with undefeated records, but Southern was able to pull off another late rally to get the victory over JFK 5-2.

With the score tied 2-2 at the top of the fifth the Dolphins offense came alive after a strong RBI triple from Larayn Leon Guerrero. In the ensuing play Misty Santos would sacrifice an out which brought in Leon Guerrero making the score 3-2.

The Islanders almost pulled off a comeback at the bottom of the fifth as Loyola Rivera hit a RBI double; however the Dolphins defense was quick to react tagging out both Rivera and Hiromi Atem in an impressive double play. Defense was the story of the game as both teams were unable to score for the first five innings.

McDonald's player of the game: Dolphins' Shannon Reyes. 5 K's, RBI Single, RBI Double

McDonald’s player of the game: Dolphins’ Shannon Reyes. 5 K’s, RBI Single, RBI Double

With the momentum in their hands, Southern would feed off of Shannon Reyes as she hit an RBI single deep into left field at the bottom of the fifth. The next play Reyes would steal third base, as Islander pitcher Audrey George would walk Maryjo Mafnas. Tamisha Fejeran brought in both Reyes and Mafnas after hitting a RBI double herself putting the Dolphins ahead 5-2.

Reyes scored at the top of the first inning for the Dolphins. Leon Guerrero would later touch home plate after an error made by the defense, giving the Dolphins the 2-0 at the bottom of the first.

“We are not taking any teams lightly, every game is a challenge,” said Reyes who took over pitching duties in the bottom of the second. “I feel like I finally got it back,” added Reyes about her pitching, as she threw five K’s in the game. George threw six K’s for the Islanders. The Dolphins improve to 4-0 while the Islanders fall to 3-1.

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– GW Geckos 12, Sanchez Sharks 8

– Guam High Panthers 7, Academy Cougars 1

 

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JFK’s pitcher Audrey George releases the ball. (photo by Jesse Castro)

JFK’s pitcher Audrey George releases the ball. (photo by Jesse Castro)

JFK’s Audrey George pitched against SHS. (photo by Jesse Castro)

JFK’s Audrey George pitched against SHS. (photo by Jesse Castro)

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JFK players gather around their coach in between innings. (photo by Jesse Castro)

JFK players gather around their coach in between innings. (photo by Jesse Castro)

JFK’s shortstop Hiromi Atem easily catches this midfield pop-fly. (photo by Jesse Castro)

JFK’s shortstop Hiromi Atem easily catches this midfield pop-fly. (photo by Jesse Castro)

Southern’s Brielle Meno stretches out for the ball, but will be unable to make the catch as JFK’s Loyola Rivera slides safely into second base. (photo by Jesse Castro)

Southern’s Brielle Meno stretches out for the ball, but will be unable to make the catch as JFK’s Loyola Rivera slides safely into second base. (photo by Jesse Castro)

JFK’s Audrey George got a piece of the ball and sent it out towards first base. (photo by Jesse Castro)

JFK’s Audrey George got a piece of the ball and sent it out towards first base. (photo by Jesse Castro)

Southern’s Larayn Leon Guerrero gets a triple base hit while JFK’s Kaitlin Blaz chases the ball down in right field. (photo by Jesse Castro)

Southern’s Larayn Leon Guerrero gets a triple base hit while JFK’s Kaitlin Blaz chases the ball down in right field. (photo by Jesse Castro)

SHS pitcher Shannon Reyes pitches against JFK. (photo by Jesse Castro)

SHS pitcher Shannon Reyes pitches against JFK. (photo by Jesse Castro)

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