Softball: 6-1 Win Over N. Smithfield

by | May 23, 2023

Above: Brooke Fairbanks would send this one over the fence. Photos by Chuck Nadeau. 

During warmup and watching both Ava Fairbanks and the Burrillville–North Smithfield Co-op pitcher, I was looking for a duel. They were both fast and throwing strikes didn’t hurt either. I thought a final score of 6-1 for the Avengers would never happen.

But then Brooke Fairbanks stepped up to the plate and hit a long homer over the left center field fence. With two outs and a full count. So much for my prediction. 

In addition to that homer, Brooke Fairbanks doubled, and a walk. Ava Fairbanks had 16 strikeouts for the day. The game was so exciting even the EG Coach Rob Petrucci got involved. He was coaching third base when he took a hard grounder right above the ankle. He has a nice bump to show for it.

With this win, the Avengers finished the regular season 14-1. Next up for the Avengers is a non-league game in Narragansett on Wednesday, May 24. After that, it’s on to the playoffs.

Sarah Levy has to retreat but makes the catch. Photo by Chuck Nadeau

Ava Fairbanks has to slide into second. Photo by Chuck Nadeau

Catherine Neville makes it to third after an error by the outfield. Photo by Chuck Nadeau

The pregame pow-wow. Photo by Chuck Nadeau

Posted on 5/23/2023

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Papa - F
May 24, 2023 11:19 am

The pictures are fantastic as always Chuck is the best 👍👍


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