Lady Gens score two big victories in WECSSAA girls slo-pitch action

 

By Joel Charron

 

The General Amherst Lady Gens slo-pitch team’s goal is to win a championship, so far they’re showing what it takes to get there.

The Lady Gens exploded through last week, picking up two wins in dominating fashion.

Tuesday afternoon, they defeated the Harrow Hawks 20-8 on their home turf, then on Thursday afternoon they returned to their home diamond to lay a 25-7 beating on Cardinal Carter.

“We have a solid team,” said head coach Brad Bondy. “So far our senior players are taking that leadership role which is making the younger players buy into what we’re doing here.”

General Amherst leads the County Division with three wins and no losses. They are top in the division with 64 runs scored and trail only Leamington (13) for least amount of runs scored against with 16.

In Tuesday’s game, Harrow scored the first run of the game in the top of the first inning, however the lead was short-lived.

 

Paige Bondy keep her eye on the ball as she is about to belt out a three-run home run in the first inning against Harrow.

Paige Bondy keeps her eye on the ball as she is about to belt out a three-run home run in the first inning against Harrow.

After the first two Amherst batter reached base Paige Bondy sent a moonshot over the center fielders head for a three-run bomb. Sarah Bondy and Paisley Bartlam each added a RBI single to build a 5-1 lead after the first inning.

Renee Reid and Olivia Gyori extended the lead to 7-1 with their own RBI singles.

Harrow found their offensive groove in the third; pounding out five runs on the Lady Gens and trailed only 7-6.

However that only seemed to awaken the potent Lady Gens lineup. Amherst chalked up six runs on the strength of a three-run blast from Gyori, a two-run triple off the bat Bartlam and another RBI single.

Amherst added another run in the fourth before putting put another six runs in the fifth inning, which included a grand slam by Sarah Bondy. Kim Emerson and Dani Leroux pitched in with RBI singles.

“That’s how we wanted to come out,” said Sarah. “We hit the ball well and played good defense. If we keep doing this, who know what come happen. We are only going to get better.”

Although Bondy was please with the win, he said the hitting needed to slightly improve.

“Against a better defensive team, a lot of those balls will get caught,” he said. “We just have to take better swings at the ball, but it’s good to see them hitting the ball like they are.”

Bondy said he likes the chemistry he has been witnessing so far, however he noted that the Lady Gens must maintain it for every game.

“I love the way they are playing right now,” he said. “If the girls all play together, we will have a solid squad. If we put everything together we are a top three team for sure.”

The Lady gens square off against Cardinal Carter and Kingsville this week.

 

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