By Tialisa Yaskanich-Whipple (Guest Contributor)
MONGAUP VALLEY – The Center for Discovery’s Diamonds softball team pulled off a 19 to 11 win against Charlie’s Angels at Edward M. Collins Memorial Park on the evening of Tuesday, June 13. As the Diamonds took the field at the top of the first, Charlie’s Angels came out swinging, chalking up two runs and putting them on the scoreboard. The Center for Discovery retaliated with an impressive five-run inning, with Anji Bakos leading off the hits. The second inning saw Emily Moree of Charlie’s Angels bringing in a run, bridging the gap to 3 to 5 Diamonds.
The bottom of the second had fans on their feet as Diamonds’ Teri Lewis and Bari Allor both cleared the bases with inside-the-park homeruns, allowing TCFD to pull ahead 10 to 3. Charlie’s Angels’ bats came alive in the third, scoring an impressive four runs, bringing the score to 10 to 7 Diamonds by the bottom of the inning. The Center for Discovery came back in the fourth with two runs and to extend their lead to 12-7.
The Angels’ leadoff hitter, Analey Stratton, took the plate with two outs in the top of the fifth inning and started a rally that saw her and two other Angels cross the plate, bringing the score to an uncomfortably close 12-10 for the Diamonds as they stepped up to bat in the bottom of the fifth. Diamonds’ Angelee Santillo led off the inning with a base hit that was followed by a bevy of other hits, allowing seven runs to be added to the board and giving the Diamonds some breathing room going into the sixth with a score of 19-10.
Emily Moree of Charlie’s Angels scored the only run in the sixth as Charlie’s Angels held TCFD at bay, the game ending with score of 19 to 11.
The win marked the sixth of the season for the Discovery Diamonds.