Downtown All-Stars are too much, bury Furies, 11-6 | East Villager & Lower East Sider

Downtown All-Stars are too much, bury Furies, 11-6

The Downtown All-Stars — here cheering on a teammate at bat — definitely came to play.   Photos by Tequila Minsky

The Downtown All-Stars — here cheering on a teammate at bat — definitely came to play. Photos by Tequila Minsky

The Lower East Side Lady Furies softball team came back to earth last Saturday after going crosstown to face a very tough opponent, the Downtown Little League All-Star Team.

The two U10 (age 10 and under) teams faced off on the Battery Park City ball fields for the noon contest. It wasn’t the prettiest of games, but after the dust settled, the D.L.L. squad emerged on top with a solid win, 11-6.

A Lower East Sider took a “furious” cut at a pitch.

A Lower East Sider took a “furious” cut at a pitch.

The Furies were plagued by walks and errors, including passed balls at home plate. Despite it all, the Furies pitchers only gave up two hits.

Meanwhile, the D.L.L. team made the most of it when they got on base, running wild and stealing like fiends.

After the game, good sportsmanship prevailed as the teams shook hands.

After the game, good sportsmanship prevailed as the teams shook hands.

“Their pitcher was really good,” Furies Coach Damien Acevedo said afterward. “Really, there were not a lot of highlights for this game. Both teams didn’t get a lot of hits. It was all walks, stolen bases and passed balls that got the scoring.”

A D.L.L. player looked ready to motor as her first base coach stood by waiting to tell her to “Go!”

A D.L.L. player looked ready to motor as her first base coach stood by waiting to tell her to “Go!”