NARRAGANSETT – Fighting off rain for the first two innings, the South Kingstown Rebels used an impressive attack at the plate and sloppy Narragansett fielding to rack up a 17-10 win Thursday afternoon.
Senior Meghan Bolano set the tone for South Kingstown early. Up in the first with runners on first and second, she hit a rope down the left field line, past the fielder, for an inside-the-park home run.
It was the first of several outfield extra-base hits for the Rebels, as slick outfield grass made fielding an adventure for Narragansett. The defense behind pitcher Jordan Cameron struggled at times, as the Mariners start a young team.
Bolano finished with 4-for-4 with a home run and five RBI.
In that first inning, South Kingstown’s first six batters all scored before the Mariners were able to settle down.
The Rebels tacked on two runs in the second and four in the third, and looked to have the game well in hand, up 12-2 heading into the bottom of the third.
However, the Mariners stormed back with eight runs in the third inning. Shortstop and junior Ali Castrovillari had the decisive blow, clearing the bases with a double for three RBI.
Narragansett got stuck on 10 for the rest of the game though, despite having multiple baserunners in the fourth, sixth and seventh innings. Castrovillari ended the game with a deep fly to center and the bases loaded.
The Rebels answered the Narragansett rally with two runs in the fourth, two in the sixth and one in the seventh.
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* Courtesy runner for Hagen in bottom of the seventh.
** Pinch hitter for Fernandes in bottom of the seventh.
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