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Cape softball heats up the chilly diamond

March 7, 2019

Cape’s softball field is showing soggy signs of the heavy rains that have plagued the Cape Region this early spring, but the Lady Vikings are braving the cold, damp conditions to prepare themselves for the 2019 campaign.

“I’m excited for winning some games this season and just having fun for my senior year,” said senior Savannah Reed.

The Lady Vikings will open their season Friday, March 22, at home with Sussex Tech.

“I’m excited to get to know everybody on the team,” said senior Chloe Fluharty. “We have a lot of new and young players. We have three freshmen, which is great.”

“I’m looking forward to the season,” said head coach Shannon Timmons. “We have some young players and a couple of transfers that will help us.”

The squad consists of seniors Fluharty and Reed, and juniors Ryleigh Elliott, Kelsey Huling, Mackenzie Irelan, Kaniah James, Gianna Vayda and transfers Carlin Quinn and Bella Conte. Sophomores on the squad are Haley Biddinger and Sydney Doel. Freshmen Dru Buehler, Kearah Andrew and Grace Whisenhunt round out the varsity squad.

“Our goal is to improve on our last year’s record of 9-9 and make the state tournament,” Timmons said.

Boasting fast runners, the head coach says the team will be aggressive on the base paths.

“Being aggressive on the bases is the way we play,” she said. “Is there any other way?”