blank'/> Broughton Sports Update: Varsity Softball Plays Hard Defense Against Wake Forest-Rolesville, Comes Up Short

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Varsity Softball Plays Hard Defense Against Wake Forest-Rolesville, Comes Up Short

Raleigh, NC  On Tuesday the Varsity Caps lost a hard fought game to perennial Cap 8 Conference powerhouse Wake Forest-Rolesville.  Sloppy base running and a lack of offense marred what was otherwise a marvelous defensive outing.  On offense the Caps had only 3 runners reach base, stranding Sophomore catcher Shannon Denny in the top of the 6th at third base after reaching on a walk and stealing two bases.  Freshman English Dean and Senior Sarah Dodson shared pitching duty, holding the Cougars to only 7 hits with one strikeout and one walk combined over 6 ½ innings.

Defensively, the Caps held the Cougars to 2 runs in the third inning, with Dean giving up 2 hits in the bottom of the third.  The Caps turned a 1-4-5 double play in the bottom of the third, Dean to Junior Second Baseman Morgan Buonpane to Junior Third Baseman Cole Bellamy.  Bellamy also pulled off an unassisted tag on the lead runner at third in the bottom of the fifth.  The Caps 10 strikeouts in 22 at bats were not enough to prevail, but the ladies showed a lot of grit in holding the Cougars to a 2-0 loss.

Next game is Friday, home versus Enloe.  The JV plays Wake Forest-Rolesville at home on Thursday.

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