2018 Men's Softball

Schedule & REsults

Sunday, April 29  vs. Grace Brethren--Game 1: L 7-15,  Game 2: L 5-14  

Sunday, May 6 vs. Emmanuel Church--Game 1: W 21-6,   Game 2: W 13-6

Saturday, May 19,  7:00 PM  Hallowing Point # 1 vs. First Baptist [POSTPONED]

Sunday, May 20,  2:00 PM  Cove Point # 1 vs. Our Lady Star of the Sea

Saturday, June 2,  6:00 PM  Hallowing Point # 4  vs. First Lutheran

Saturday, June 9,  4:30 PM  Hallowing Point # 2 vs. Battle Creek Independent

Sunday, June 17,  4:30 PM  Hallowing Point # 1 vs. Saint Anthony’s

Sunday, June 24,  4:30 PM  Dunkirk # 3 vs. Calvert County Baptist

Saturday, July 7,  7:00 PM  Hallowing Point # 1 vs. New Life Church

Sunday, July 15,  4:30 PM  Dunkirk # 1 vs. Dunkirk Baptist

Sunday, July 22,  2:00 PM  Hallowing Point # 1 vs. Jesus the Divine Word

Sunday, July 29,  4:30 PM  Hallowing Point # 2 vs. Mount Harmony UMC


All Star Game: July 1 at Hallowing Point Park


Year End Tournament: Friday, 8/3 and Saturday, 8/4 at Hallowing Point Park

Team Roster

                                      0     Devon Atcheson

                                      55   Greg Bandelow

                                      22   Tom Blatt

                                      14   Andrew Dangin

                                      28   Nick Demme

                                      31   Sean Demme

                                      29   Jim Felbinger

                                      21   Dave Hickin

                                      10   Matt Hickin

                                      3     Jimmy McClelland

                                      65   Bryan Mullins

                                      8     Austin Owens

                                      9     Josh Smith

                                      77   Sean Smith

                                      17   Dominic Soto

                                      88   Jason Starks

                                      44   Matt Taby

                                      7     Rick Watkins

                                      40   Keith Williams

                                      24   Andrew Wood

                                      36   Austin Wood

                                      5     Jerry Wood

May 6 vs Emmanuel Church

After the disappointing season opener versus Grace Brethren, Emmanuel Church was Saint Nicholas's next opponent. Saint Nicholas bounced back in grand style, sweeping the May 6 doubleheader from Emmanuel 21-6 and 13-6. The two wins moved Saint Nicholas's regular season record to 2-2. Jason Starks became the third player to make his Saint Nicholas softball debut this year. Unfortunately, the injury bug bit Jason (hamstring pull) and Sean Demme (got plunked hard in the ribs by an errant throw). Hopefully, both players will be completely healed soon.

Saint Nicholas got off to a good start in the first game when Dave Hickin, Jerry Wood, and Greg Bandelow scored in the top of the first to give Saint Nicholas a quick 3-0 lead. Emmanuel got a two-run homerun in the bottom of the inning to cut the lead to 3-2. Sean Demme and Jim Felbinger singled to start the top of the second. Dave Hickin tripled both of them home. After an out, Andrew Wood, Greg Bandelow, Sean Smith, Keith Williams, Jason Starks, and Matt Hickin reached base consecutively. Dave, Andrew, Greg, and Sean scored to give Saint Nicholas a 6-run second inning and a 9-2 lead. Emmanuel did not score in the bottom of the second inning nor did Saint Nicholas in the top of the third. Emmanuel did score 1 run in the bottom of the third to make the score 9-3. Saint Nicholas proceeded to send 14 batters to the plate in the top of the fourth, scoring 9 runs, and ballooned their lead to 18-3. Emmanuel got 1 run back in the bottom of the fourth to make the score 18-4. Matt Hickin walked and both Bryan Mullins and Sean Demme singled to start the top of the fifth. After a couple of Emmanuel errors, all three runners scored to increase Saint Nicholas's lead to 21-4. Emmanuel scored 2 runs in the bottom of the fifth. The game ended at that point, 21-6, because of the 10-run rule.

Emmanuel opened the second game scoring 1 run to take a 1-0 lead in the top of the first. Dave Hickin doubled to start the bottom of the first. One out later, Andrew Wood and Greg Bandelow singled to score Dave. After a second out, Keith Williams's single scored Andrew and Greg and Saint Nicholas held a 3-1 lead. Emmanuel did not score in the top of the second. With Sean Demme and Dave Hickin on base with two out, Emmanuel made a crucial error on Jerry Wood's batted ball. After Andrew Wood walked and Greg Bandelow singled, Sean, Dave, and Jerry all scored to push Saint Nicholas's lead to 6-1. Emmanuel answered with 3 runs in the top of the third to cut the lead to 6-4. Four straight singles by Keith Williams, Jason Starks, Bryan Mullins, and Sean Demme to start the bottom of the third scored 2 runs. A fielder's choice by Jim Felbinger netted a third run increasing Saint Nicholas's lead to 9-4. Emmanuel did not score in the top of the fourth. Andrew Wood walked to start the bottom of the fourth. Greg Bandelow followed with a single, Sean Smith with a double, and then Keith Williams with a single. Andrew, Greg, and Sean scored to make the score 12-4 after four innings. Neither team scored in the fifth inning. Emmanuel scored 1 run in the top of the sixth to make the score 12-5. Keith Williams and Jason Starks singled to start the bottom of the sixth. A clutch two-out single by Jim Felbinger scored Keith giving Saint Nicholas a 13-5 lead. Emmanuel pushed across 1 run in the top of the seventh to make the final score Saint Nicholas 13, Emmanuel 6.


April 29 vs Grace Brethren

Saint Nicholas's 2018 season did not get off to the start the team hoped for when they dropped both ends of the season opening doubleheader to Grace Brethren 15-7 and 14-5. Both games were similar in that they were tight games halfway through and then Saint Nicholas stopped scoring runs and Grace Brethren didn't. The doubleheader did see the Saint Nicholas softball debut for Devon Atcheson and Rick Watkins. Both played well. Unfortunately, Rick pulled a hamstring running to first base late in the first game and will be lost for at least a month while he waits for the muscle to heal.

In the first game, Saint Nicholas failed to score in the top of the first. Grace Brethren got a two-out solo homerun to take a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Josh Smith walked to start the top of the second inning. Rick Watkins and Devon Atcheson followed with singles to load the bases with nobody out. Nick Demme walked to force home Josh and tie the game. Dave Hickin and Matt Hickin also walked to score Rick and Devon. Sean Demme followed with an RBI single to score Nick and Bryan Mullins walked to force home Dave. Andrew Dangin's sacrifice fly scored Matt and gave Saint Nicholas a 6-1 lead at the end of the top of the second. Grace Brethren went three up, three down in the bottom of the second. Saint Nicholas did not score in the top of the third or fourth inning. Meanwhile, Grace Brethren picked up 2 runs in the bottom of the third and 3 runs in the bottom of the fourth to tie the game at 6-6 after four innings. Andrew Dangin singled to lead off the top of the fifth. After one out, Andrew Wood singled and Greg Bandelow walked to load the bases. Josh Smith's sacrifice fly scored Andrew Dangin to give Saint Nicholas the lead back, 7-6. Grace Brethren responded with 5 runs in the bottom of the fifth to jump to a 11-7 lead. Saint Nicholas did not score in the sixth or seventh innings. Grace Brethren tacked on 4 more runs in the bottom of the sixth to make the final score 15-7.

Grace Brethren jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first on a solo homerun. With Andrew Wood on first with two outs, Greg Bandelow singled. Then, Josh Smith launched a three-run homerun over the right center field fence to give Saint Nicholas a 3-1 lead after one inning. Neither team scored in the second inning. Grace Brethren scored 2 runs in the top of the third to tie the game at 3-3. Saint Nicholas did not score in the bottom of the third nor did Grace Brethren in the top of the fourth. With one out in the bottom of the fourth and Keith Williams and Devon Atcheson on base, Dave Hickin singled to right to score Keith and put Saint Nicholas back on top. Sean Smith singled to load the bases. One out later, Sean Demme singled to score Devon and give Saint Nicholas a 5-3 lead. The lead was short lived as Grace Brethren struck for 4 runs in the top of the fifth to take a 7-5 lead. Unfortunately, Saint Nicholas did not score for the rest of the game. Grace Brethren added 2 runs in the sixth and 5 more in the seventh. Final score - Grace Brethren 14, Saint Nicholas 5.

Josh Smith had the best day at the plate for Saint Nicholas going 3 for 4 with a homerun, walk, sacrifice fly, 2 runs scored, and 4 RBIs. Andrew Dangin went 3 for 5 with a sacrifice fly, 1 run scored, and 1 RBI. Sean Demme also went 3 for 5 with 2 RBIs. Devon Atcheson scored 2 runs in his Saint Nicholas debut. Dave Hickin added 2 RBIs.