Central Catholic Raiders Softball '14

Central drops extra-inning heartbreaker in North semis

LOWELL — After more than seven innings of outstanding pitching and spotless defense, a few inches led to heartbreak for the Central Catholic softball team yesterday.

With two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning and a runner at third, No. 10 Revere’s Victoria Russo was able to bloop a ball barely over the infield and just a hair inside the first base line scoring the run that dealt the No. 11 Raiders a devastating 1-0 loss in the Division 1 North semifinals at Martin Field.

Read More »
Softball, 06/06/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Raiders reach quarters

With Central Catholic's two pitchers, Olivia Antczak and Meg Hanley, throwing nothing but zeroes up on the board, the Raiders got just enough offense in the fourth to knock off Newton South in the Division 1 North first-rounder.
Antczak, the starter and winner, opened the fourth with a double and trotted home on Karoline Leavitt's RBI base hit. Leavitt would later score the insurance run on a South error.
Today at 4 p.m., Central hosts Bishop Fenwick in the North quarterfinals.
Read More »
Softball, 06/03/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Raiders Shake Off Rain Delay, Advance in State Tournament

LAWRENCE — The Central Catholic softball team wasn’t going to let the rain get to them.

Read More »
Softball, 06/01/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Handcuffed by Hanley

Meg Hanley fired a 3-hitter with three strikeouts as Central Catholic beat Burlington 3-0. The Devils dropped to 15-2. Madison Borrelli, Devlin Frost and Dylan Parsons drove in the Raider runs.

Read More »
Softball, 05/20/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Dual power


Karoline Leavitt (4 for 4) and Krista Maloney both had home runs and combined for seven RBIs as Central Catholic smacked Chelmsford 12-8. Caleigh Finneral added a bases-loaded double for the Raiders (10-4). 

Read More »
Softball, 05/14/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Ranger power


Methuen's softball team swept Central Catholic, winning its second matchup 12-3 behind a grand slam by Meghan Murphy and a two-run homer by Amanda Lemire. Murphy was 2 for 3 with five RBIs for the Rangers (12-3) and scored twice and Kayla Potter was 2 for 4 with two RBIs and scored twice. 

Read More »
Softball, 05/12/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Parsons Walks Off

Dylan Parsons hit a walkoff two-run double to right-center field to give Central Cathoilc a 5-4 comeback win over Dracut. Parsons drove in Karoline Leavitt and Madison Borrelli who scored easily from second and third to give the Raiders the win.

Read More »
Softball, 05/05/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Huge Methuen win


Behing Kayleigh Forgetta's nifty four-hitter, Methuen picked up its first win over Central Catholic in at least four years, 2-0. Kayla Potter and Amanda Lemire had RBI singles for the Rangers, who improved to 9-1, and Kat LeFebre had a key pickoff throw to nail a runner at first base in the sixth.

Read More »
Softball, 04/29/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Leavitt's 7 RBIs

Karoline Leavitt slugged a three-run homer in the first and a solo shot in the fifth and totalled four hits and seven RBIs as Central Catholic beat whipped Haverhill 18-2. Dylan Parsons also had four hits while Krista Maloney, Ally Cavanaugh and Devlin Frost had three apiece.

Read More »
Softball, 04/09/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars