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Taylor Lindsay Reaches Offensive Milestone
Written by Bradley Schlegal, Staff Writer
2018-05-03

Members of the Upper Perkiomen Girls Softball wait to congrat-

ulae Taylor Lindsay on her 100th hit.

 

            Taylor Lindsay's bid for 100 career varsity hits culminated Monday afternoon with a flourish. Her three-run home run to left field cleared the fence by at least 30 feet. Lindsay, a senior on Upper Perkiomen's softball team couldn't have hit the ball any better.

            "The pitch was right down the middle," she said.

            Head coach Dean Sullivan said earlier in the day he imagined her going deep for the milestone hit. He called it the ultimate celebration.

            "What a way to go," Sullivan said.

            Lindsay and Alyssa Sullivan each smacked a three-run homer to lead the Indians to a 13-2 five-inning victory over visiting Phoenixville. Morgan Lindsay delivered a team-high three hits, including an RBI-triple. She also scored three runs and drove in three runs. Karlee Fretz had two hits and scored three runs.

            Taylor Lindsay came into the game needing two hits to become the first conference player since Kelsey Impink, a 2016 graduate of Perkiomen Valley, accomplished the feat. According to Dean Sullivan, Taylor Lindsay may be the first softball player in Upper Perkiomen history to reach triple figures in hits.

            "I think it's super exciting for the team," Taylor Lindsay said.

            On Tuesday, in a 3-2 extra-inning loss at Owen J. Roberts, Fretz moved within one hit of becoming the second player on the team to accomplish 100 career hits. Fretz, who entered the week with 96 hits, went 2-for-2 with three run scored against the Phantoms. Against the Wildcats, she finished 1-for-3 with a double.

            On Thursday, April 26, the Indians dropped their first conference game of the season. Spring-Ford became the last undefeated team in the conference a 6-2 victory. Sam Lindsay and Brianna Peck limited them to just seven hits for the Rams, who lead the Liberty Division. Morgan Lindsay's two-run homer in the sixth inning accounted for her team's only runs.

            According to Dean Sullivan, his players seemed a little down after the loss. However, he said they understood it was "not the end of the world because they expect to face Spring-Ford in the conference playoffs. They will be the No. 1 seed and we will be the No. 2 seed."

            Taylor Lindsay said the team was not disappointed, because they are looking forward to a rematch with the Rams in the conference playoffs.

            "We're going to see them again," she said.

            Against the Phantoms, Upper Perkiomen (8-2 PAC, 9-3 overall) responded with three runs on three hits in the first inning, highlighted by Morgan Lindsay's triple. Alyssa Sullivan's three-run homer in capped a five-run flurry in the second inning. One inning later, Morgan Lindsay preceded her sister's homer with a run-scoring hit to right field.

            "This was our bounce back game," the coach said Monday. "Now is our time to start swinging the bats."

            Kelsey Bernhart finished with three hits against Owen J. Roberts. Jenna Sullivan added hits and scored a run for the Indians, scored single runs in the third and fourth innings to go ahead 2-0 before losing in the bottom of the eighth inning. Alyssa Sullivan added a hit, scored a run and drove in another.

            On the mound, Taylor Lindsay was charged with three runs on 10 hits over 7 1/3 innings. She issued two walks and struck out six. Sam Walsh allowed just one earned run while scattering eight hits for the Wildcats to eanr the victory. She registered eight strikeouts.


 

 

 

 

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