Warriors come up short to Arlington, 4-3
By DAN MARGARITA
ARLINGTON — The Wakefield Memorial High softball team traveled to Arlington yesterday and, despite a fine pitching performance from Amanda Boulter, lost 4-3 to the Spy Ponders at Arlington High School.
It was Wakefield’s second straight loss as the Warriors fell to 6-3 overall on the season. It was also the second straight one-run defeat for the Warriors.
“I don’t blame any of the kids. It’s like I always say, when we win it’s on them. When we lose it’s on me and I didn’t do a good job coaching today. So I blame myself,” said Wakefield coach Rick “Coach Q.”Quattrocchi.
Wakefield sported a 3-1 lead going into the bottom of the sixth when the Spy Ponders rallied.
“We pounded out 10 hits, We outplayed ‘em all over the game. We had a 3-1 lead going into the bottom of the sixth but we gave it up. Boulter pitched very, very well. She deserved a lot better. She was on top of her game,” praised “Coach Q.”
Boulter went six innings, giving up three hits, including a home run, a walk and three strikeouts.
With a good effort squandered, the coach was willing to put the blame for the loss squarely on his shoulders.
Meghan Burnett and Emma Kraus led the way with two hits apiece, while Boulter, Nicole Gasdia, Alexi Truesdale, Hayley Kaddaras, Meagan Gibbons and Vanessa Kaddaras each had one hit.
Burnett had one RBI, while Kraus, Gasdia and Hannah Dziadyk scored the three Warrior runs.
“We had 10 hits and did everything we’re supposed to do and the coach failed. This is on me. I should’ve gotten them up a little but better and we make no excuses as a team and we’ll come back Friday.”
Wakefield hosts Winchester tomorrow afternoon at 3:45 p.m. at Vets’ Field.