Lady Gens roll Villanova 14-4

The General Amherst Lady Gens girls slo-pitch team delivered a little revenge last Thursday afternoon.

Coming off of a 7-6 loss to the St. Thomas of Villanova Wildcats in the finals of the Ciociaro Club Sports Fest tournament the weekend prior, the Lady Gens handed the Wildcats a loss of their own.

After falling behind 4-0 after one inning, Amherst came alive in the second  to put up ten runs of their own  on their way to a convincing 14-4 win.

Sam Davidson’s two RBI single helped push the Lady Gens over rival Villanova.

“I’m as pleased as pleased could be,” said Amherst head coach Brad Bondy. “We lost to them in the tournament and now we beat one of the top teams in the league.”

Bondy said the girls played together and their defense, hitting and running was solid. He said the bottom half of the order help pave the way for a Lady Gens victory.

“The rookies won the game for us and got the veterans going,” said Bondy. “The bottom five started everything for us.”

Tiffany Woods ignited the offense in the second inning for the Lady Gens by belting out a bases loaded triple. After Miranda Turner drove home Woods, Lee-Ann Neufeld knocked home Turner with a double. After Amherst loaded the bases again, Samantha Davidson knocked home two runs with a single. Emily Bryan followed up with a two-run double then Sarah Bondy had an RBI single of her own.

Amherst added on two more runs in the fourth inning with  an RBI single by Olivia Gyori and a Sarah Bondy sacrifice fly. A RBI force out by Gyori in the sixth brought home another run while Krista Ficociello knocked home the final run in the seventh with a sacrifice fly.

“I think we did really well. We didn’t let down after the first inning when they got four runs,” said Woods.

The 10 run second inning was even more impressive as the runs came with two out.

“We always say everything starts at two (outs). I got a good hit,” she said.

Woods said it’s always nice beating a rival team like Villanova. She added the Lady Gens are rounding into form.

Amherst won 8-6 in their other game of the week, played last Tuesday in Belle River. Bondy said the bats are starting to come.

“We’re getting to be where we should be,” he said.

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