Delaneuville leads Riverside past Newman

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 17, 2001


RESERVE – Summer Delaneuville did double duty Tuesday evening in leading Riverside to a 2-0 victory over Newman in District 9-2A play at Lady Rebels Diamond. Delaneuville (6-4) went the distance, giving up two hits and walking one while striking out nine. At the plate, she went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Hallie Timm (3-2) started the game for Newman, going 3 1/3 innings, giving up one run on six hits while striking out one. Katherine Katz came in to pitch the final 2 2/3 innings, allowing one run on three hits while striking out one. Riverside improved to 9-6 overall and 3-0 in district. Newman fell to 9-3 on the season and 1-1 in district. “It was a great high school atmosphere,” Riverside head coach Matt White said. “It was a great game. Summer beared down in tough situations and we beared down and got a couple of runs for her.” Both teams threatened in the first inning. With two outs in the top of the inning, Elana Martinez doubled into the left-center field gap for the Greenies. Jenn Leveen followed with a liner off Delaneuville’s glove. Leveen beat shortstop Heidi Richard’s throw to first but Jennifer Keating fired a strike to the plate to get Martinez. Vanessa Taromina led off the bottom half of the inning by beating out a bunt along the first base line. One out later, Delaneuville lined a double to the left-center field wall. Martinez fired a strike to third baseman Tiffany Jones who threw home to get Taromina as Delaneuville advanced to third. Kelly Louque then lined a shot back to Timm who knocked the ball down and fired to first for the third out. Riverside broke through in the top of the fourth. Louque led off with a single to the right side of the infield and was sacrificed to second by Leblanc. Cassie St. Amant followed with a single to left, advancing to second on the throw in as Louque moved to third. Watts then lined a single to right, plating Louque for a 1-0 lead. The Lady Rebels added a run in the bottom of the fifth. Keating singled to short and went to second on a high throw to first. Taromina moved her to third with a ground out to second and, an out later, Delaneuville brought her in with a single through the box. Meanwhile, Delaneuville was retiring 12 batters in a row through the fifth inning. Katz broke the string with a walk to lead off the sixth. A high throw on Bethy Pritchard’s bunt put runners at second and third with one out. One out later, Jessica Neveu reached on a fielder’s choice to load the bases. Delaneuville struck out Martinez for the second out, then got Leveen to fly out to Taromina in center to end the inning. She then retired the side in order in the seventh.