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2A-11 softball: 'Focused' Northside blanks Shorecrest

ST. PETERSBURG — In last year's Class 2A, District 11 championship, Northside Christian suffered a heartbreaking defeat to St. Stephen's, a team the Mustangs had beaten twice during the season. This year, Jessica Anderson ensured that wouldn't happen, taking care of business on the mound and at the plate in leading Northside to a 5-0 victory over Shorecrest and a berth in the state playoffs.

"We focused and practiced really hard the last two days," Anderson said. "We played all seven innings and put our hearts into it."

Anderson threw all seven innings, giving up four hits and two walks while striking out eight. She also had the big hit of the game, a three-run double in the fourth.

"She's been doing that all year," Mustangs coach Steve Fisher said. "She went through a lull in the middle of the year, but she's really come to play in the last two games."

Shorecrest never could solve Anderson but was able to stay close behind the stellar defensive play of shortstop Alexis Galinski and pitching of Jaque Galinski.

The Mustangs scored their first run in third inning. Stephanie Bonalewicz reached on a single but was forced out at second on a fielders choice by Kirstie Fisher. Fisher moved to second on a passed ball and scored on a Katheryn Brown single.

Northside blew the game open in the fourth when it sent all nine hitters to the plate. Kaylyn Creel walked and moved to second on a bunt single by Lauren Hughes. Bonalewicz singled to load the bases and after a fly out, Anderson cleared them with a three-run double. Anderson was able to score after Jaque Galinski misplayed a ground ball.

Bonalewicz had three singles for the Mustangs while Tiffany Boyer and Katheryn Brown added two apiece.

Jaque Galinski pitched the entire game for Shorecrest.

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2A-11 softball: 'Focused' Northside blanks Shorecrest 04/23/09 [Last modified: Thursday, April 23, 2009 10:50pm]
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