After opening ceremonies, the invocation and singing of the national anthem, it was time to get back to playing softball Monday night at Rolling Hills park.
With all four divisions lined up on the infield at Bill Simmons field for opening ceremonies, Babe Ruth Softball President Kathy Howard also wished every team a fun-filled season.
However it the crowd or the cars lined up to Ashley Road didn’t get your heart pumping for some good old fashion softball, the game in the 16U division probably did as Custom Weatherproofing rallied in the bottom-half of the third inning to beat Higbee 11-6.
In the only game of the night, Custom Weatherproofing had a shaky start against Higbee by giving up five runs in the top-half of the first. However, after rallying with six runs in the bottom-half of the inning to go up 6-5, Custom Weatherproofing would give up only one more run for the rest of the night as Higbee tacked on one in the third to tie the game at 6-all. Higbee never got any closer in the ballgame as Custom Weatherproofing crushed the ball for five runs in the bottom-half of the third for the victory.
Alexis Albin picked up the win in the circle for Custom Weatherproofing while Lexi Boyd took the loss for Higbee. In three innings pitched, Albin struck out 10 batters and gave up six runs on one hit and three walks. Boyd, meanwhile, pitched 2 2/3 innings and allowed 11 runs on eight hits and six walks while striking out two.
Custom Weatherproofing also out-hit Higbee 8-1, with Shaye Siegal going 2-for-2 with a single, double and two RBIs. Hannah Coffelt finished the game with one triple and three RBIs while Madison Henderson added a double and one RBI, Albin, Rachel Massa and Cheyenne Thurman each with one single and one RBI and Sydney Joy with one single.
Alexis Whisenand had the only hit in the game for Higbee, being a single.