2019 Softball Schedule

Saturday, April 13 @ 7:00 PM: Hallowing Point #2 vs Dunkirk Baptist [POSTPONED]

Sunday, April 28 @: vs Calvert County Baptist--Game 1: L 1-8,  Game 2: W 11-4

Sunday, May 5 @ 7:00 PM: Hallowing Point #1 vs Battle Creek Mission [POSTPONED]

Saturday, May 18 @ 4:30 PM: vs First Baptist--Game 1: L 4-10,  Game 2: L 0-10

Saturday, May 18 @ 8:20 PM: vs Battle Creek--Game 1: W 17-8,  Game 2: W 15-1

Sunday, June 2 @ 2:00 PM: vs Jesus the Divine Word--Game 1: W 7-1,  Game 2: W 5-4

Saturday, June 8 @ 7:00 PM: vs First Lutheran--Game 1: L 3-13,  Game 2: L 13-18

Sunday, June 9 @ 4:30 PM: Hallowing Point #2 vs Dunkirk Baptist [POSTPONED]

Saturday, June 15 @ 7:00 PM: vs New Life Church--Game 1: W 13-7,  Game 2: W 14-4

Saturday, June 22 @ 4:30 PM: vs Grace Brethren--Game 1: L 13-15,  Game 2: W 5-4

Sunday, June 23 @ 2:00 PM: vs OLSS--Game 1: W 7-2,  Game 2: W 9-8

Saturday, July 13 @ 2:00 PM: Hallowing Point #2 vs Dunkirk Baptist

Sunday, July 14 @ 2:00 PM: Hallowing Point #1 vs Life Church Calvert

Saturday, July 21 @ 2:00 PM: Hallowing Point #1 vs First Lutheran

Saturday, July 27 @ 4:30 PM: Hallowing Point #1 vs Emmanuel Church [CANCELLED]


All-Star Game and Events: Sunday July 7 at Hallowing Point Park--Congratulations to Chad Mooney and Josh Smith for representing SNLC in the game!


Year End Tournament: Friday/Saturday August 2/3 at Hallowing Point Park


Important: In case of rain, please call the Parks & Rec phone line to check on game status: (410) 535-1600, ext 2640

Roster

0  Devon Atcheson

22  Tom Blatt

      Max Brockman

14  Andrew Dangin

29  Jim Felbinger

21  Dave Hickin

10  Matt Hickin

       Jason Kiessling

11  Chad Mooney

15  Ryan Mozzetta

65  Bryan Mullins

8   Austin Owens

9  Josh Smith

77  Sean Smith

27  Jim Walls

40  Keith Williams

24  Andrew Wood

36  Austin Wood

5  Jerry Wood

June 23 vs Our Lady Star of the Sea

One day after battling Grace Brethren in two very close games, Saint Nicholas took on Our Lady Star of the Sea (OLSS). Playing OLSS is always one of the most fun doubleheaders of the year. The games this year were low scoring and close. Saint Nicholas won the first game 7-2 and then came from behind in the bottom of the seventh to win the second game 9-8. The two wins boosted Saint Nicholas's record to 10-6 for the season.


With one out in the top of the first of the first game, Jerry Wood walked and Keith Williams and Chad Mooney singled to load the bases. Andrew Wood's sacrifice fly scored Jerry to give Saint Nicholas a 1-0 lead. OLSS did not score in the bottom of the first. Then, the pitchers and defense dominated as neither team scored in the second, third, or fourth innings. Saint Nicholas broke the scoring drought in the top of the fifth. Tom Blatt led off with a single and scored on Andrew Dangin's triple. Jerry Wood singled home Andrew. Keith Williams singled Jerry to second. Chad Mooney forced Keith at second, but moved Jerry to third. Jerry scored on Andrew Wood's single and Saint Nicholas held a 4-0 lead. OLSS got on the board with 1 run in the bottom of the fifth to make the score 4-1. Max Brockman and Ryan Mozzetta reached on errors and Tom Blatt singled to load the bases to start the top of the sixth. Andrew Dangin singled in Max and Jerry Wood's single plated Ryan and Tom to push Saint Nicholas's lead to 7-1. OLSS did not score in the bottom of the sixth nor did Saint Nicholas in the top of the seventh. OLSS scored 1 run in the bottom of the seventh, but it wasn't enough as Saint Nicholas won 7-2.


OLSS got off to a great start in game two with 5 runs in the top of the first to take a quick 5-0 lead. With one out in the bottom of the first, Jerry Wood walked and Keith Williams singled. Again, Chad Mooney forced Keith at second and moved Jerry to third. Andrew Wood walked to load the bases. Then, three more consecutive walks to Matt Taby, Austin Wood, and Max Brockman brought in Jerry, Chad, and Andrew and Saint Nicholas cut the OLSS lead to 5-3. Neither team scored in the second inning. OLSS picked up 1 run in the top of the third to increase their lead to 6-3. With two outs and Austin Wood on base in the bottom of the third, Max Brockman and Ryan Mozzetta singled to load the bases. Tom Blatt's single scored Austin and Max. Andrew Dangin followed with a single to score Ryan and tied the game at 6-6. Neither team scored in the fourth inning nor did OLSS in the top of the fifth. Ryan Mozzetta reached base on an error to start the bottom of the fifth. One out later, Andrew Dangin's fly ball was dropped by the right fielder allowing Ryan to advance to third. Jerry Wood promptly singled to score Ryan and give Saint Nicholas a 7-6 lead. Neither team scored in the sixth inning. OLSS got 2 runs in the top of the seventh to take an 8-7 lead going to the bottom of the seventh. Tom Blatt walked to start the bottom of the seventh. Andrew Dangin singled and both players moved up a base on the throw from the outfield. With one out, Keith Williams hit a sacrifice fly to score Tom and tie the game. Chad Mooney followed with a single to score Andrew and gave Saint Nicholas a 9-8 walk-off win.


Jerry Wood was the offensive star for Saint Nicholas leading the team with 5 hits and 4 RBIs and tieing for the team lead with 3 runs scored. Andrew Dangin, Chad Mooney, Keith Williams, Andrew Wood, and Tom Blatt chipped in 4 hits apiece. Ryan Mozzetta and Tom Blatt tied Jerry for the team lead with 3 runs scored. Max Brockman and Andrew Dangin each scored twice. Andrew Dangin had 3 RBIs. Andrew Wood and Tom Blatt each had 2 RBIs.

June 22 vs Grace Brethren

On Saturday June 22 Saint Nicholas took on Grace Brethren at Dunkirk Park. Both games were hard fought, down-to-the-wire ballgames. Grace Brethren won the first game 15-13 in extra innings. Saint Nicholas held on to win the second game 5-4. The split moved Saint Nicholas's record to 8-6 on the season.


In game one, Grace Brethren exploded for 7 runs in the top of the first to take a big 7-0 lead. Andrew Dangin singled to start the bottom of the first. Jerry Wood walked. Josh Smith forced Jerry at second and moved Andrew to third. Chad Mooney singled home Andrew Dangin. Andrew Wood walked to load the bases. After the second out of the inning, Austin Wood reached on an error, scoring Jerry on the play. Jim Felbinger followed with a single that scored Chad and Saint Nicholas cut their deficit to 7-3. Grace Brethren scored once in the top of the second to increase their lead to 8-3. With one out in the bottom of the second, Tom Blatt singled. After the second out, Jerry Wood walked again. Josh Smith doubled home Tom and Jerry. Chad Mooney followed with a single to score Josh and make the score 8-6. Grace Brethren matched those 3 runs in the top of the third to regain their 5-run lead, 11-6. Sean Smith singled to start the bottom of the third. Austin Wood walked. Jim Felbinger forced Sean at third leaving runners on first and second. Max Brockman reached on an error to load the bases. Ryan Mozzetta singled to score Austin. Tom Blatt's single drove in Jim and Max. After an out, Jerry Wood singled home Ryan and Saint Nicholas pulled to within one run, 11-10. Grace Brethren picked up 1 run in the top of the fourth to push their lead to 12-10. Chad Mooney doubled and Andrew Wood walked to start the bottom of the fourth. After an out, Austin Wood's single scored Chad and sent Andrew to third. Jim Felbinger's groundball forced Austin at second, but scored Andrew to tie the game at 12-12. Neither team scored in the fifth inning nor did Grace Brethren in the top of the sixth. Chad Mooney led off the bottom of the sixth with a single. After an out, Sean Smith's grounder was booted by the third baseman. Sean reached second base and Chad scored to give Saint Nicholas a 13-12 lead. Grace Brethren scored a run in the top of the seventh to tie the game at 13-13. Saint Nicholas did not score in the bottom of the seventh. Grace Brethren pushed across 2 runs in the top of the eighth to take a 15-13 lead. They kept Saint Nicholas scoreless in the bottom of the eighth to earn a nail-biting 15-13 extra inning victory.


In game two, Saint Nicholas did not score in the top of the first. Grace Brethren picked up 1 run in the bottom of the first to take a 1-0 lead. Saint Nicholas did not score in the top of the second. Grace Brethren scored another run in the bottom of the second to stretch their lead to 2-0. Andrew Dangin started the top of the third with a single. Jerry Wood's single sent Andrew to third. Josh Smith's sacrifice fly scored Andrew and put Saint Nicholas on the board. Chad Mooney and Andrew Wood singled to load the bases. Sean Smith singled home Jerry to tie the game. Austin Wood forced Sean at second but scored Chad to give Saint Nicholas the lead. Jim Felbinger singled home Andrew to give Saint Nicholas a 4-2 lead. The lead was short-lived as Grace Brethren scored 2 runs in the bottom of the third to tie the game at 4-4. Ryan Mozzetta and Tom Blatt singled to start the top of the fourth. After an out, Jerry Wood singled to load the bases. Josh Smith singled to score Ryan and give Saint Nicholas a 5-4 lead. Ryan's run proved to be the game winner as nobody scored after that play. Saint Nicholas got a great play from Josh Smith in the bottom of the sixth when he made the pivotal play in the middle of an unusual 1-5-3 double-play.

Chad Mooney had a very good doubleheader going 6 for 9 with a double, 4 runs scored, and 2 RBIs. Tom Blatt was 5 for 6 with a walk, 1 run scored, and 2 RBIs. Jerry Wood was 4 for 7 with 2 walks, 2 runs scored, and 1 RBI. Andrew Dangin, Ryan Mozzetta, Josh Smith, and Andrew Wood also scored 2 runs each. Jim Felbinger had a good doubleheader with 3 RBIs.

June 15 vs. New Life

After two disappointing losses to First Lutheran, New Life Church was the next team on the schedule. New Life came into the doubleheader with a .500 record just like Saint Nicholas. However, New Life showed up short of players. Max Brockman volunteered to play for New Life so we could play the doubleheader. Max played very well for New Life, reaching base 5 of the 7 times he came to bat. Fortunately for Saint Nicholas, we held the rest of the team in check and pulled off a 13-7, 14-4 sweep of New Life. That ups the team's record to 7-5 for the season.


Saint Nicholas led off the top of the first inning in the first game. With two outs, Josh Smith singled. Chad Mooney followed with a bloop double to score Josh and give Saint Nicholas a 1-0 lead. New Life turned a lead-off walk into a run to tie the score at 1-1 after the first inning. Sean Smith led off the top of the second with a single. Jim Walls hit a fly ball to left that was dropped. Sean scored all the way from first to give Saint Nicholas a 2-1 lead. New Life did not score in the bottom of the second nor did Saint Nicholas in the top of the third. New Life pushed across 2 runs in the bottom of the third to take a 3-2 lead. Andrew Wood tripled to start the top of the fourth and scored on Sean Smith's double to tie the game. Jim Walls singled to send Sean to third. After Austin Wood's groundball forced Jim at second, Bryan Mullins legged out an infield hit to load the bases. After the second out, Tom Blatt singled to score Sean and Austin. Bryan and Tom each moved up a base on an error. Andrew Dangin singled home Bryan. Jerry Wood doubled to scored Tom and Andrew. Josh Smith singled to drive in Jerry. Saint Nicholas erupted for 7 runs in the inning and jumped into a 9-3 lead. New Life did not score in the bottom of the fourth. Neither team scored in the fifth inning. Tom Blatt singled and Andrew Dangin doubled to start the top of the sixth. Two outs later, Chad Mooney doubled home Tom and Andrew to give Saint Nicholas an 11-3 lead. New Life did not score in the bottom of the sixth. Austin Wood ripped a two-out double to left center in the top of the seventh. Bryan Mullins singled home Austin. Ryan Mozzetta and Tom Blatt singled to load the bases. Andrew Dangin scored Bryan with a hit to boost the Saint Nicholas lead to 13-3. New Life scored 4 runs in the bottom of the seventh. But, it was too little, too late and Saint Nicholas emerged with a 13-7 victory.


New Life did not score in the top of the first inning of the second game. Andrew Dangin got things started in a hurry when he led off the bottom of the first with an inside-the-park homerun. Two outs later, Chad Mooney and Andrew Wood singled. Chad scored when Sean Smith reached first on an error and Saint Nicholas held a 2-0 lead. New Life quickly replied with 2 runs of their own in the top of the second to tie the game at 2-2. Saint Nicholas did not score in the bottom of the second nor did New Life in the top of the third. Andrew Dangin repeated his first inning performance with another lead-off inside-the-park homerun to start the bottom of the third inning. Jerry Wood reached first on an error and advance to third on Josh Smith's double. Chad Mooney followed with a single to score Jerry and Josh. One out later, Sean Smith's single scored Chad to give Saint Nicholas a 6-2 lead after three innings. New Life did not score in the top of the fourth. In the bottom of the fourth inning, Andrew Dangin singled with one out and scored an out later on another Josh Smith double. Chad Mooney tripled to score Josh. Andrew Wood singled in Chad. Sean Smith followed with a single. So did Jim Walls to drive in Andrew. That increased the Saint Nicholas lead to 10-2. New Life picked up 2 runs in the top of the fifth to close their deficit to 10-4. Bryan Mullins and Ryan Mozzetta singled to start the bottom of the fifth. One out later, Andrew Dangin's sacrifice fly scored Bryan to extend the Saint Nicholas lead to 11-4. New Life did not score in the top of the sixth. Josh Smith tripled to start the bottom of the sixth. He scored one out later on an Andrew Wood double. With two outs, Jim Walls doubled home Andrew. Austin Wood followed with a single to score Jim and end the game via the ten-run rule with a 14-4 Saint Nicholas win.


Chad Mooney (3 doubles, 1 triple) and Josh Smith (2 doubles, 1 triple) led the team with 6 hits each in the doubleheader. Andrew Dangin (1 double, 2 homeruns) and Jim Walls (1 double) had 5 hits each. Bryan Mullins, Sean Smith, and Andrew Wood each had 4 hits. Andrew Dangin led the team with 5 runs scored. Josh Smith scored 4 runs. Chad Mooney, Bryan Mullins, and Andrew Wood each scored 3 runs. Chad Mooney led the team with 6 RBIs. Andrew Dangin had 5 RBIs.

June 8 vs First Lutheran

Sporting a 4-game winning streak, the Saint Nicholas softball team came up against its long-time rival, First Lutheran. The two teams have a 26 year history of playing close games. In recent years, Saint Nicholas has had a slight edge over First Lutheran. First Lutheran decided it was time to change that trend and did so with a 13-3, 18-13 doubleheader sweep over Saint Nicholas. The two losses dropped Saint Nicholas's record to 5-5 on the season.


In the first game, Saint Nicholas got off to a quick start in the top of the first inning. Tom Blatt led off with a line drive that the right center fielder missed a shoestring catch allowing Tom to reach third with a triple. He scored immediately when the shortstop made an error on Jerry Wood's groundball. Jerry made it to third on the play. One out later, Chad Mooney scored Jerry with a sacrifice fly and Saint Nicholas held a 2-0 lead. That lead did not last very long. First Lutheran struck for 6 runs in the bottom of the first to take a 6-2 lead. Saint Nicholas did not score in the second or third innings. Meanwhile, First Lutheran added 3 runs in the bottom of the second and 1 more in the bottom of the third to build a 10-2 lead. With two outs in the top of the fourth and Austin Wood on second and Bryan Mullins on first, Dave Hickin hit a fly ball to right field that was dropped. Austin crossed home plate to make the score 10-3. First Lutheran did not score in the bottom of the fourth nor did Saint Nicholas in the top of the fifth. First Lutheran scored 3 runs in the bottom of the fifth to close out game one with a 13-3 10-run rule win.


In the second game, First Lutheran again had a big first inning, this time scoring 7 runs in the top of the first to lead 7-0. With two outs in the bottom of the first, Andrew Wood singled. Andrew advanced to second when the shortstop erred on Chad Mooney's groundball. Keith Williams singled home Andrew to make the score 7-1. Neither team scored in the second inning nor did First Lutheran in the top of the third. Tom Blatt, Dave Hickin, and Jerry Wood singled to load the bases to start the bottom of the third. Andrew Wood singled home Tom and kept the bases loaded. Chad Mooney hit a sacrifice fly to score Dave. Unfortunately, those 2 runs were all Saint Nicholas got. First Lutheran led 7-3 after three innings. First Lutheran picked up 3 runs in the top of the fourth to boost their lead to 10-3. Jim Walls led off the bottom of the fourth with a single. Austin Wood walked and Bryan Mullins singled to load the bases. Max Brockman scored Jim. Tom Blatt singled in Austin. Later, Jerry Wood and Chad Mooney scored Bryan, Max, and Tom. Then, Keith Williams scored Jerry and Chad to tie the game at 10-10. First Lutheran bounced back with 2 runs in the top of the fifth to retake the lead, 12-10. Saint Nicholas did not score in the bottom of the fifth. First Lutheran added 6 more runs in the top of the sixth to increase their lead to 18-10. With one out in the bottom of the sixth, Andrew Wood doubled. Chad Mooney singled to score Andrew. Keith Williams single to right. Chad scored on an error by the right fielder and Keith advanced to third. Jim Walls grounded out, but Keith scored on an error by the first baseman. Austin Wood, Bryan Mullins, and Max Brockman reached to reload the bases, but Tom Blatt grounded out to end the inning. The umpire declared that the time limit for the game had been surpassed leaving Saint Nicholas on the short end of the 18-13 final score.


All ten players in the lineup scored at least one run in the doubleheader. Tom Blatt scored 3 runs. Chad Mooney, Andrew Wood, Austin Wood, and Jerry Wood each scored 2 runs.


June 2 vs Jesus the divine word

After another weekend off (this time for Memorial Day), the softball team started a very busy month of June with a doubleheader versus our neighbor from around the corner, Jesus the Divine Word. Neither team lit up the scoreboard with lots of hits and runs. However, Saint Nicholas played better defense. In the end, that proved to be the difference as Saint Nicholas won both games of the doubleheader, 7-1 and 5-4 to improve the team's record to 5-3.


Neither team scored in the first inning of the first game. Saint Nicholas did not score in the top of the second. JDW turned a leadoff walk into a run to take a 1-0 lead after two innings. Neither team scored in the third inning. With one out and Dave Hickin on first in the top of the fourth, Jerry Wood and Josh Smith singled to load the bases. Chad Mooney singled to score Dave to tie the game. Andrew Dangin followed with a single to score Jerry and give Saint Nicholas the lead. Sean Smith singled to score Josh and Andrew. After a fielder's choice, Jason Kiessling's groundball was booted by the second base man allowing Sean to score and give Saint Nicholas a 5-1 lead. JDW did not score in the bottom of the fourth. Neither team scored in the fifth inning. With one out in the top of the sixth, Josh Smith walked and Chad Mooney and Andrew Dangin singled to load the bases. Keith Williams singled home Josh. Matt Taby's fielder's choice scored Chad to give Saint Nicholas a 7-1 lead. JDW did not score in the bottom of the sixth. Neither team scored in the seventh inning leaving Saint Nicholas with a 7-1 win.


Neither team scored in the first inning of game two. JDW failed to score in the top of the second. Andrew Dangin led off the bottom of the second and reached second base when the left fielder dropped his fly ball. Two outs later, Jason Kiessling's single scored Andrew to put Saint Nicholas on top 1-0. JDW did not score in the top of the third. Bryan Mullins singled to start the bottom of the third. One out later, Dave Hickin singled. Jerry Wood followed with a single to score Bryan and move Dave to third. Josh Smith's sacrifice fly scored Dave to push Saint Nicholas's lead to 3-0. JDW picked up a run in the top of the fourth to close the gap to 3-1. Andrew Dangin singled to start the bottom of the fourth. One out later, Matt Taby's fly ball to left was dropped. An additional error by the third baseman allowed Andrew to score all the way from first and Matt wound up at third. Jason Kiessling's sacrifice fly scored Matt to give Saint Nicholas a 5-1 lead. JDW picked up 3 runs in the top of the fifth to suddenly make it a 1-run game, 5-4. Neither team scored the rest of the way though JDW had the bases loaded in the top of the seventh and failed to score the tying run. Final score - Saint Nicholas 5, JDW 4.


This was a team victory in the true sense of the word. The 12 runs were spread across 8 of the 12 players in the lineup. Also, 8 of the 12 players had RBIs. Andrew Dangin and Jerry Wood led the team with 4 hits each. Dave Hickin added 3 hits. Andrew Dangin, Dave Hickin, Chad Mooney, and Josh Smith each scored 2 runs. Jason Kiessling and Sean Smith were the only players with 2 RBIs.

May 18 vs Battle Creek Mission

After about an 1 1/2 hour break following the First Baptist debacle, the Saint Nicholas softball team was back on the field to take on last year's defending regular season champs, Battle Creek Mission. Battle Creek also played a doubleheader immediately before this one and had a further disadvantage with having only 9 players. Saint Nicholas got some help with Dave Hickin's arrival. Most importantly, the bats woke up and suddenly runs were plentiful as Saint Nicholas rolled to a 17-8, 15-1 sweep of Battle Creek. That evened the team's record at 3-3 for the season.


With one out in the top of the first inning of game one, Jerry Wood singled and Josh Smith doubled to put runners on second and third. One out later, Andrew Wood's two-out single scored Jerry. Keith Williams followed with a single to score Josh and Saint Nicholas held a 2-0 lead. Battle Creek did not score in the bottom of the first. Jim Felbinger, Bryan Mullins, and Ryan Mozzetta singled to load the bases with one out in the top of the second. Tom Blatt singled to score Jim and Bryan. Dave Hickin singled home Ryan. Jerry Wood singled to load the bases again. Josh Smith doubled home Tom and Dave and sent Jerry to third. Chad Mooney's sacrifice fly scored Jerry. Andrew Wood walked. Keith Williams singled and Josh scored on a misplay by the third baseman. Austin Owens singled to score Andrew. When the dust cleared, Saint Nicholas had batted around, scoring 8 runs to take a 10-0 lead. Battle Creek picked up 2 runs in the bottom of the second to make the score 10-2. Neither team scored in the third inning. Josh Smith singled to start the top of the fourth. Chad Mooney doubled home Josh. Andrew Wood followed with an inside-the-park homerun to score 2 runs. Keith Williams singled, Austin Owens reached on an error, and Austin Wood singled to load the bases. Keith scored on Jim Felbinger's fielder's choice. Bryan Mullins singled home Austin Owens. Saint Nicholas picked up 5 more runs and took a commanding 15-2 lead. Battle Creek scored 3 runs in the bottom of the fourth to narrow the lead to 15-5. Saint Nicholas did not score in the top of the fifth. Battle Creek scored twice in the bottom of the fifth to make the scored 15-7. Neither team scored in the sixth inning. Andrew Wood and Keith Williams singled to start the top of the seventh. Austin Owens followed with a triple to score Andrew and Keith to make the score 17-7. Battle Creek picked up 1 last run in the bottom of the seventh to make the final score Saint Nicholas 17, Battle Creek 8.


Battle Creek did not score in the top of the first of the second game. With one out in the bottom of the first, Jerry Wood walked and Josh Smith and Chad Mooney singled to load the bases. Andrew Wood cleared the bases with a triple and then scored on an errant throw. Keith Williams and Austin Owens singled. Austin Wood singled to drive in Keith. Jim Felbinger singled and Austin Owens scored on a misplay by the left fielder. Bryan Mullins singled to reload the bases. Ryan Mozzetta's fielder's choice scored Austin Wood. Tom Blatt's single scored Jim. Dave Hickin's single scored Ryan. Jerry Wood's single scored Tom. Josh Smith's single scored Dave. When the inning ended, Saint Nicholas had exploded for 11 first inning runs to jump in front 11-0. Battle Creek did not score in the top of the second. Andrew Wood led off the bottom of the second with a double and scored on Keith Williams's single. Austin Owens doubled home Keith to give Saint Nicholas a 13-0 lead. Battle Creek did not score in the top of the third. With one out in the bottom of the third and Dave Hickin on first, Jerry Wood singled. Josh Smith doubled to scored Dave and send Jerry to third. Chad Mooney's sacrifice fly scored Jerry to give Saint Nicholas a 15-0 lead. Neither team scored in the fourth inning. Battle Creek pushed across 1 run in the top of the fifth. But, the game ended right there with a 15-1 10-run rule Saint Nicholas victory.


Good offensive numbers abounded in this doubleheader as all 12 players in the lineup scored at least 1 run and 10 of the 12 players had at least 1 RBI. Josh Smith and Keith Williams each had 6 hits in the doubleheader. Jerry Wood added 5 hits and Austin Owens, Andrew Wood, and Tom Blatt each had 4 hits. Andrew Wood led the team with 5 runs scored and 6 RBIs. Andrew also hit for the cycle in the doubleheader with a single, double, triple, and homerun. Josh Smith, Keith Williams, and Jerry Wood each scored 4 runs. Josh Smith and Austin Owens picked up 4 RBIs. Chad Mooney, Keith Williams, and Tom Blatt all had 3 RBIs.

May 18 vs First Baptist

The May 18 doubleheader vs First Baptist was the first of two doubleheader that day for the Saint Nicholas softball team. Just like the previous Calvert County Baptist doubleheader, it had been a few weeks since the last time on the field, so batting practice was held prior to the games. Just like vs Calvert County Baptist, the team hit well during batting practice. Just like vs Calvert County Baptist, the bats went silent when the games started. This time, however, the bats did not wake up at all during the doubleheader leading to a 10-4, 10-0 sweep by First Baptist. The two losses dropped Saint Nicholas's record to 1-3.


Saint Nicholas did not score in the top of the first inning of game one. First Baptist quickly put 2 runs on the board in the bottom of the first to jump in front 2-0. Neither team scored in the second inning. Ryan Mozzetta and Tom Blatt singled to start the top of the third. Austin Owens forced Tom at second base, but reached first on the fielder's choice. Jerry Wood's groundball to third was booted allowing Ryan to score and move Austin to third. Josh Smith followed with a double to score Austin and tie the game at 2-2. First Baptist answered immediately with 4 runs in the bottom of the third to retake the lead 6-2.Neither team scored in the fourth inning. Bryan Mullins singled to start the top of the fifth. One out later, Tom Blatt and Austin Owens singled to load the bases. Jerry Wood's sacrifice fly scored Bryan to cut the deficit to 6-3. First Baptist again answered quickly with 3 runs in the bottom of the fifth to open up a 9-3 lead. Saint Nicholas did not score in the top of the sixth. First Baptist added 1 more run in the bottom of the sixth to stretch their lead to 10-3. With one out in the top of the seventh, Ton Blatt drew a walk and Austin Owens reached on an error. Jerry Wood followed with a single to score Tom. But, Saint Nicholas couldn't get anybody else home. First Baptist won by a final score of 10-4.


Four runs in game one was not very good, but it looked great to what happened in game two. Saint Nicholas managed only 6 hits in the second game. We did pick up 6 walks and some help by an error or two, but still could not push any runs across the plate. First Baptist spread out their scoring with 2 in the top of the first, 2 in the third, 1 in the fourth, 3 in the sixth, and 2 last runs in the top of the seventh to coast to a 10-0 win.


The Saint Nicholas highlight of the night was Ryan Mozzetta getting a hit and scoring a run in his very first plate appearance on the Saint Nicholas softball team. Chad Mooney led the team with 4 hits in the doubleheader. Tom Blatt added 2 hits and 2 walks. Josh Smith and Keith Williams each had 2 hits and 1 walk. Jerry Wood picked up 2 RBIs to lead the team.


April 28 vs Calvert County Baptist

After the original season opening doubleheader was rained out, Saint Nicholas finally opened the 2019 softball season against Calvert County Baptist. Because of the nearly three week delay from the last practice to the first game, the team had batting practice prior to the first game and hit the ball rather well. However, the batting practice did not carry over to the game and Saint Nicholas lost the season opener 8-1. The team bounced back to win the second game 11-4 to split the first doubleheader of the season.


Saint Nicholas did not score in the top of the first inning. Calvert County Baptist scored twice in the bottom of the first to jump in front 2-0. Calvert County Baptist added single runs in the bottom of the second and the bottom of the third innings to stretch their lead to 4-0 after three innings. Neither team scored in the fourth inning. Calvert County Baptist added one more run in the bottom of the fifth to push their lead to 5-0. Saint Nicholas finally got on the board in the top of the sixth. With one out, Bryan Mullins reached first on an error. Tom Blatt and Jim Walls followed with singles to load the bases. Andrew Dangin hit a sacrifice fly to score Bryan to make the score 5-1. Calvert County Baptist picked up 3 runs in the bottom of the sixth to open up an 8-1 lead. Saint Nicholas did not score in the top of the seventh and Calvert County Baptist won the first game of the season 8-1.


Calvert County Baptist did not score in the top of the first to start the second game. This time, Saint Nicholas struck early. Andrew Dangin singled with one out. Josh Smith walked. Chad Mooney then doubled to score both Andrew and Josh. Keith Williams singled Chad to third. Sean Smith's groundball resulted in an error that scored both Chad and Keith and Saint Nicholas held a 4-0 lead after one inning. Neither team scored in the second or third innings. Calvert County Baptist did not score in the top of the fourth. With two outs and Bryan Mullins on first, Tom Blatt drew a walk. Jim Walls followed with a single to load the bases. Andrew Dangin doubled home Bryan and Tom and sent Jim to third. Josh Smith singled to score Jim and Andrew. Chad Money drove in Josh with a hit and suddenly Saint Nicholas had scored 5 runs with two outs and opened up a 9-0 lead after four innings. Neither team scored in the fifth inning. Calvert County Baptist picked up 4 runs in the top of the sixth to close the gap to 9-4. Bryan Mullins led off the bottom of the sixth reaching base on an error. Two outs later, Andrew Dangin doubled home Bryan. After Josh Smith reached on an error, Chad Mooney drove in Andrew to give Saint Nicholas an 11-4 lead. Calvert County Baptist did not score in the top of the seventh resulting in Saint Nicholas's 11-4 win.


Andrew Dangin and Chad Mooney led the way for Saint Nicholas with 3 hits each. Josh Smith, Matt Taby, Jim Walls, and Tom Blatt each had 2 hits. Andrew Dangin and Bryan Mullins led the team with 3 runs scored. Andrew Dangin and Chad Mooney each had 4 RBIs in the doubleheader.