Power Kaminski take 2nd at the John Wells Memorial
After a sluggish start in pool play, going 1-2-1, Power K started smoking once bracket play started.|
After a slow start in the first elimination game against the Lady Blaze, triples by Jamie Mittelmeier and Kristin Kaminski were followed by singles from Julz Tindall and Cayla Kubiak and a double by Geena Badolato, accounted for the only 4 runs needed. The defense was super behind Geena Badolato who threw a NO-HITTER with only two runners reaching base. Kristin Kaminski had three hits and Lea Kronz had two.
Game 2 VS #1 seed Muskie Chix. Power K pounded out 12 hits in a 4 inning, 11-2 romp over the Chixs. The offense was lead by Abby Nichter with three hits and Kristin Kaminski and Geena Badolato with two. An impressive pitching performance by Abby Nichter who scattered 5 hits while keeping the Chix hitters completely off balance.
Game 3 vs the Ashland Blaze. This 5-0 win belonged to Geena Badolato and a superb defense. Geena allowed only two hits while striking out 10. The offense was provided by Kristin Kaminski with a MAMMOTH Grand Slam that bounced off the 285' mark in left field. The Blaze coach said in thirty years he has never seen a ball hit that high and that far. Emily Freisleben and Becky Deane also had two hits each.
Game 4 vs the Miami Valley Express: Power K fell behind 2-0, but battled back to tie the score at 2 on a delayed steal of home by Julz "sugar doughnut" Tindall. This game went to the tie-breaker and after scoring 1 run in the top of the inning and missing out on a second with Geena Badolato being called out at home on the worst call in history. Everyone, (except the two umps) including the Miami coaches saw the catcher drop the ball. The Express scored two in the bottom to take the win. Geena Badolato was again strong in the circle, giving up only 6 hits to a very good hitting team. The offense was lead by Jamie Mittelmeier, Sarah Angeletti and Geena Badolato with two hits each. Geena also had two RBI's.
Game 5 vs the Ashland Blaze. This one was never in doubt as Power K pounded out 11 hits in a 9-0 whitewash. Abby Nichter doubled in two runs in the first and that was all Sarah Angeletti and the defense would need. Sarah retured after a line drive to her knee two game earlier to allow only two singles while striking out 9 in a five inning romp. The offensive stars were Abby Nichter and Kristin Kaminski with two hits and three RBI's each. Becky Deane also had two hits and played a flawless second base all weekend.
Championship game vs. Miami Express: Power K finally ran out of gas in an 8-1 loss to a very good team. Julz "sugar doughnut" Tindall drove in the lone run.
10 games in less than 48 hours in sweltering heat. I am very proud of our team that refused to give up or give in.
Another highlight of the weekend was Emily Deane's three year birthday party that was held late Saturday at our hotel.
Take care of all those bumps and bruises girls and I will see you in Columbus this weekend.