Girls Rule, Beat Boys in NBNM Exhibition
North Bellmore, NY – The Rebels were defeated, 9-5, by the 12U girls softball team in a fun-for-all exhibition game at Gunther Field yesterday.
The NBNM 12U softball team are this year’s District Champions.
The girls set the tone early when the boys had trouble adjusting to the wind-mill, fast-pitch deliveries leaving the girls’ hands about 35 feet from home.
Meanwhile, the girls appeared to appreciate the additional six feet of distance when the boys pitched baseballs. The girls’ lineup produced many hard hit balls that gave the boys defense cause to be on their toes all day.
The boys managed a few scattered hits and scratched out some runs here and there but the girls were clearly the more potent offense on this day.
One of the highlights of the game was when Toni V of the 12U girls, on her last at-bat, jumped on a first-pitch, letter-high fastball crushing it to deep left field for a ‘no-doubter’ home run that left the yard in a hurry.
But the biggest highlight of this exhibition contest was the great sportsmanship, camaraderie, and mutual respect that each opponent displayed, and the fun they were obviously having.
All players, coaches, families, and friends partook in a barbecue afterwards sponsored by the Rebels and delivered by Rebels’ parents. Special recognition and thanks go to Chris McCleneghan and Dan McAdam who remain the core of putting together and executing these excellent post-game spreads.
The Rebels next game is an exhibition with the 10U Rebels this Friday, August 14, 5:30pm, at Sawmill North.