© Star photo by Geraldine Brophy
Rapid Power Sports Bees Ashley Penney-Wheeler, left, applies the tag to KSAB Rangers Amanda Parsons in ladies softball action Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at Ambrose O'Reilly Memorial Field.
By Adam Harnum
Star Staff Writer
CORNER BROOK On an evening when everything was going their way offensively, Ang Seymore of the Rapid Power Bees was just a homerun shy of the cycle — going 4-for-4 with a single, two doubles and a triple, while batting in four runners and scoring three times — leading her team to a 15-2 victory over the KSAB Rangers.
The Bees now take a 2-0 series lead over the Rangers in a best-of-five semifinal series of the Corner Brook Molson Ladies Fastpitch Softball League.
The Rangers, who were crowned last season’s champions, are frustrated with their struggles at the plate and determined to prove themselves in what could the be the third and final game of the series on Wednesday.
“We’re down two games with no doubt in my mind that we’re coming back,” said Rangers veteran Lori Rowsell.
“They’re not getting this in three games. If they do then they’re going to shock me for sure,”
Nikki Carter was the Rangers top hitter, going 3-for-4 with three singles and one run scored. Amanda Parsons, Jade Regular and Sarah Doodey all went 2-for-3 with two singles apiece.
The Rangers’ Donna Clarke was charged the loss at the mound going seven innings, surrendering 15 runs on 21 hits and striking out three, while the Bee’s Tammy Kendall threw seven strong giving up two runs on 13 hits and one walk while striking out seven.
Rowsell said the Bee’s are hitting amazingly but her team is struggling to play the defensive ball which her team is capable of playing.
Aside from Seymore’s perfect night at the plate, the Bees’ Kayla Brake also had a solid performance at the plate going 3-for-4 with a single, two doubles, an RBI and scored twice.
Claudette White of the Bees added to a huge offensive night by her team, as she went 3-for-5 with two singles and a triple while knocking in one and scoring three times.
Susan Abbott also joined in on the hitting parade going 3-for-3 with two singles, a double and one RBI.
The Bees are aware that the Rangers will be hungry to beat them next game and Tammy Kendall said her team will not change their game and plan to do what they have done all season as well as so far in the playoffs.
“We’re just going to continue on having fun, sticking together and play the game like it should be played,” Kendall said following the game.
The third game of the series continues tomorrow evening at 5:45 p.m. at Ambrose O’Reilly Memorial Field.