THREE THINGS WE’VE LEARNED
1. Kayla O’Brien can hit on her birthday. The Lincoln-Way North first baseman went 2-for-4 with a pair of home runs during a 14-4 rout of T.F. South last Saturday. The birthday girl scored three runs and had six RBI. O’Brien wasn’t finished. In the JV game that followed, she added another home run, though it one won’t count toward her stats.
2. The jury is no longer out on Judge. Providence freshman pitcher Kendall Judge (3-0, 0.42 ERA, 35 strikeouts) debuted in the circle this weekend for Providence during the Providence Invite. She tossed a no-hitter with 13 strikeouts in her first career start. She was then given the ball in the title game against then-No. 8 Andrew, pitching 4 1/3 innings, scattering three hits, one run, and striking out seven. She will be great complement to No. 1 pitcher Amanda Wilson.
3. Trinity can hit 1 through 9. The Blazers put on a hitting clinic against Marist on Friday, pounding out seven home runs — two each by Nicole Evans and Abby Ramirez. The 15-2 win avenged last year’s supersectional loss to Marist. Chase Machain, Gabby Parravicini and Ashley Klaus hit the other three homers. The Blazers have blasted 22 home runs in 10 games.