Furies beat Cowgirls, 14-7, in cross-town clashMay 8, 2014 • By The Villager
In an exciting East-meets-West softball showdown, the Lower East Side’s Lady Furies topped the Greenwich Village Little League Cowgirls last Saturday. The marathon five-inning game lasted a full two hours, and when it was over, the Furies were feelin’ it.
They doubled-up the Girls, 14-7, behind the pitching of Kayla Acevedo. She got the win and the game ball for her eight strikeouts over three innings of pitching.
Another highlight saw Joey Ortiz smack her second grand slam of the season with a blast in the third inning deep into the outfield between the left fielder and left center fielder.
But it was a total team effort, with each Furies player getting at least one base hit. The East Side squad didn’t commit a single error. However, the speedy G.V.L.L. runners did swipe four stolen bases, though the Furies caught one.
This Saturday, the Furies will play against another Greenwich Village team, at 3:30 p.m., again on East River Park’s Field 5.
The Furies, ages 9 and 10, face their biggest challenge in two weeks, when they take on Downtown Little League’s All-Star team on Sat., May 17, at noon on D.L.L.’s home turf in Battery Park City.
“We expect that to be a pitchers’ duel as I know they will have their best pitcher versus our hardest thrower, Athena Robles,” said Furies Coach Damien Acevedo.
He noted that for next year they plan to start 12U (age 12 and under) and 14U (age 14 and under) Lady Furies teams during their winter clinics starting in November.