D-Y’s Feinstein Blanks Red Raiders, Hurls Two-Hitter; Lady Lions & Clippers Roll

SOUTH YARMOUTH – This is starting to become old hat and she’s only a sophomore.

Dennis-Yarmouth’s Sammi Feinstein spun a veritable web over the usually powerful Barnstable High bats Wednesday afternoon, affording the Red Raiders just two hits,  as the Dolphins made it a 12-0, five-inning affair. Dennis-Yarmouth is now 11-1 on the season and the Red Raiders fell to 5-10 with the loss.

Dennis-Yarmouth catcher Maggie Johnson continued her torrid pace at the plate Wednesday with a pair of hits against the Red Raiders. Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports

Dennis-Yarmouth catcher Maggie Johnson continued her torrid pace at the plate Wednesday with a pair of hits against the Red Raiders.
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Feinstein allowed two hits in the fourth inning – singles to Jaime Corey and Sara Higgins – struck out five and walked none.

The Dolphins gave their pitcher all the run support she would need in the bottom of the first inning when Kiley Chapasko walked with one out, stole second and third base and then came home on a Maggie Johnson RBI-single for a 1-0 lead.

The hosts then exploded for seven runs in the second frame, added two more runs in the third and one each in the fourth and fifth for the 12-0 finale.

Chapasko went 2-2 with an RBI-triple and two walks and scored three runs in addition to two stolen bases. Johnson went 2-4 with four RBI, including a three-run triple and Hailey Miller went 2-2 with a pair of triples. Feinstein helped her own cause with a 2-3 day at the plate.

Dennis-Yarmouth welcomes Sandwich on Friday (May 15) in an Atlantic Coast League contest. The Dolphins have just one loss in league play (and overall). Barnstable will likely have to win out the remainder of its games to attain a postseason bid. The Red Raiders, with five regular season games remaining, welcome Monomoy on Friday at 4:00 pm.

St. John Paul II Keeps on Rolling with Win over Mashpee on the Road

The Lady Lions (11-2) plated all the runs they would need in the top of the first inning against Mashpee Wednesday afternoon, as they scored a pair of runs for an early 2-0 lead on the way to a 6-1 victory at Mashpee High.

Home plate umpire George Gaspa, St. John Paul II head softball coach Mike Manley and Lions' catcher Hadley Tate go out to the mound to check on pitcher Jackie Smith who took a line drive off her throwing hand against Mashpee Wednesday. Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports

Home plate umpire George Gaspa, St. John Paul II head softball coach Mike Manley and Lions’ catcher Hadley Tate go out to the mound to check on pitcher Jackie Smith who took a line drive off her throwing hand against Mashpee Wednesday.
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Shortsop Kasey Smith led off the affair being hit by a pitch and then her big sister Jackie Smith hammered an RBI-triple to send her sibling home and make it a 1-0 lead in the first. The elder Smith, also the Lady Lions’ pitching ace, came home on a ground out for a 2-0 advantage.

And that was all Jackie Smith would need to seal the deal, in spite of Mashpee’s perseverance to the end.

Smith went seven innings, struck out three, walked one and scattered five hits while allowing just one run to the host Falcons in the bottom of the sixth.

Mashpee’s CeCe Piermattei laced a two-out RBI-double in the sixth frame to drive in third baseman Jo Carpenter who had singled but the 6-1 lead held true to the final out in the seventh frame.

Kasey Smith went 4-4 for the Lions from the leadoff spot, including a double, while her sibling Jackie went 2-5 with one RBI. Kristin Hayes went 2-4 and freshman Madi Doyle belted a solo home run to lead off the second inning. The Lions were afforded five walks and had three hit batsmen to go along with 10 hits.

St. John Paul II hits the road Monday to face Monomoy at 4:00 pm. Mashpee heads to Nantucket tomorrow (Thursday, May 14) for a 4:00 pm game.

Falmouth Softball Clippers Battle Blue Knights to Victory

The Falmouth Clippers hammered out 11 hits and rode the strong pitching of Kathleen Desmond Wednesday afternoon and outlasted a scrappy Sandwich High squad for an 8-5 win.

Desmond struck out six and allowed five runs on six hits and three walks for the complete-game win.

Sandwich High School southpaw Rahne Turley struck out eight batters but took a tough 8-5 loss against Falmouth Wednesday. Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports

Sandwich High School southpaw Rahne Turley struck out eight batters but took a tough 8-5 loss against Falmouth Wednesday.
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Her Clipper teammates afforded the right-hander three runs in the first inning and one more in the top of the third inning before the host Knights came storming back with three runs in the bottom half of the third to narrow it down to a 4-3 deficit.

Sensing they might be on dangerous ground given the strong southpaw pitching of Sandwich 8th grader Rahne Turley, Falmouth erupted for four runs in the top of the fourth inning to make it an 8-3 lead. Paige Medeiros started the rally with a single from the bottom of the order before Rachel Weaver and Desmond walked and then Clipper catcher Kelly Ferreira ripped her second hit of the day to break things open. Chloe Crago and Kat Bresko also singled to add fuel to the fire.

Turley settled the rest of the way and her teammates gave her a pair of additional runs to work with but it was not enough as Falmouth held on for the key Atlantic Coast League victory. The hard-throwing lefty struck out eight batters in the loss.

Desmond helped her cause with a 2-3 day at the plate and scored a pair of runs. She also walked twice. Crago went 3-4 on the day to pace all Clipper batsmen, while Ferreira went 2-4.

Shelley Wolfe, Turley, Kat Garbacik, Courtney Ladner and Kelley Fitzgerald each had hits for the Knights, while catcher Helen Colwell belted a two-run triple as part of the hosts’ three-run rally in the third inning. Colwell came home on Fitzgerald’s basehit in that same frame.

Falmouth is now 5-7 on the season and Sandwich fell to 3-7.

The Clippers welcome the Nauset Warriors on Friday for a 4:00 pm Atlantic Coast League match-up. The Knights head to Dennis-Yarmouth Friday for a 4:00 pm start and then jump into the Cape Cod Showdown starting on Tuesday, May 19.

— Sean Walsh is the sports editor for www.capecod.com. His email is [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @coachwalshccbm

Falmouoth's Kelly Ferreira watches the flight of her basehit in the first inning against Sandwich High. The Clippers prevailed for an 8-5 win. Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports

Falmouth’s Kelly Ferreira watches the flight of her basehit in the first inning against Sandwich High. The Clippers prevailed for an 8-5 win.
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