Winning the game of
local sports coverage!
The Rams squared off against the west shore red team whose name we do not mention, but rhymes with Umberland Tally, and came away with a big 6-3 victory. OTS Intern, Chip Kingsley, drew the assignment and covered the game. “Yo, like, birds of prey are so bush league anyway,” Kingsley said, referring to the red team’s mascot. “Knew the Rams would win from the opening bell.” We can’t figure out if that is some sort of boxing or stock market reference there but we’d expect nothing less (or more) from our boy Chip.
Caitlyn Mahady went the distance on the mound striking out 5 and giving up only one hit. “If they didn't get that hit, it would’ve been a no hitter,” Chip said. At least he’s not wrong but Mahady did dominate the falcon-like birds bats all day.
The Rams were led on offense by RF Kaylee Zellers who went 3-4 with 2 RBI and 3 runs. LF Haylee Hile and CF Ava Mansure chipped in two hits a piece as well. “They Chip-Ed in those hits,” said Kingsley apparently impressed with his punny namesake. “And yo, all three girls were outfielders!” he added. “Duuude!” While we’ve never claimed that Chip’s going to go on to bigger and better journalistic endeavors , he does make us laugh.
The play of the game came in the top of the 6th inning when the other team’s lead off hitter laced a ball over Zellers head in RF. As the runner rounded second Zellers threw what Kingsley referred to as a “Freakin’ laser beam” to SS Rachel Burke who fired a perfect strike to 3B Lily Moyer “about 100 mph” according to Chip, to nail her at third.
We caught up with Coach Tim “Nuke” McMinn, who was recently voted as OverTime Sports best looking JV Softball coach, after the game to ask him how he gets these girls so focused and ready to play. “I just want to give it my best shot and hopefully things will work out,” he said.
So far so good as the Rams are 2-0 and will face off against another JV softball team, on a softball field, sometime in the next several days. “Uhhh, check the schedule,” said Chip.