The Varsity girls softball team opened up conference play last week by visiting Millbrook High School on Monday. The Caps pulled ahead early in the game but could not overcome a 6 run inning sixth inning by the Wildcats, losing 11-7.
Last Tuesday, the girls traveled to Cary to take on the Imps in a non-conference game. The Caps came out swinging in the first inning and never let up, winning 7-2. The Caps played their strongest game of this season defensively, giving up only two runs. Winning pitcher Sarah Dodson demonstrated excellent control while striking out three batters and making some exceptional fielding plays. Senior catcher Gina Guzzo made a diving catch for an out behind the plate followed by another diving catch by April Olko in left field to save the Caps from giving up a big inning. Nicole Bellamy, Garett Hedgepeth, Katie Munger, Morgan Buonpane, Kristi Parker, and Valerie Guzzo all played excellent defense to hold the Imps to two first inning runs. The Caps hitting attack was led by April Olko who flew around the bases with an inside the park home run. She later was held to third on what could have been another home run had the ball not gone under the left field fence. The sophomore infield trio of Morgan Buonpane, Nicole Bellamy, and Garett Hedgepeth all had two singles, followed by Katie Munger and Kristi Parker with one single each.
On Friday, the Caps returned home to Pullen Field to host a very strong Leesville team in another conference game. The Caps lost a heart breaker 10-6, giving up multiple runs in one inning. The hitting was led by April Olko who had a home run and a single. Sophomore Valerie Guzzo had two singles, while Katie Munger and Lindsey Warren each had a double. Gina Guzzo rounded out the hitting attack with a single.
Yesterday, the Lady Caps traveled to Wake Forest and lost 12-0 to conference power house WF-Rolesville. Tomorrow Broughton returns home to Pullen Field on the campus of NC State to take on the visiting Enloe Eagles. Please come out to support our girls in what hopes to be a conference win. Lets Go Caps! It's clobbering time!