Sweet Win for Armory/FYP in Torchia League Final

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Armory Tattoo/Freight Yard Pub beat defending champs Pizza House 16-4 on Tuesday and needed only two games to clinch the best-of-three championship of the Pat Torchia North Adams Women's Softball League.

It was a team effort from start to finish, as it has been customary all season long for Armory/FYP, which finished the season 25-1. Eleven out of its 14 players scored at least one run.

It was the first time in league history that a team went undefeated in the regular season.

Sarah Sweet shared pitching duties with Melissa Girard, giving up eight hits and four runs combined, as the two have been nearly unhittable all season long. Armory/FYP had some fine defensive plays in the game turning three double plays by the middle infielders in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings.

Sweet led the offense, going 4-fort-5 with two runs scored. Rachel Desrosiers and Kristen King were 6-for-10 combined with three runs scored. Kate Galli went 2-for-3, with two runs scored. Liz Williams and Christina Votra were each 2-for-4 with a run scored. Mary Malloy, team captain/coach, also chipped in with two hits and a run scored.

Michelle Rickert took the loss for Pizza House pitching a complete game. Becky Duquette led her team offensively, going 2-for-3 with a run scored. Leah also chipped in with 2 hits and a run scored.

“I feel very fortunate to play with such an amazing group of ladies”, Galli said. “We play the game the right way and are always encouraging one another from the first pitch to the last out. Even if we didn’t win the championship, it was an honor to play with this team. Winning the championship was the icing on the cake. I look forward to next season.”

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