The weather at Dover was more suited for waterfowl, but the Cape softball team left no ducks on the pond as they pounded out 10 hits in the pouring rain, outscoring the Senators 9-1 March 31 at Dover. They move to 2-2 on the season.
Sophomore Katie Kuhlman went 3-for-3 with a double, an RBI and three runs scored to lead the Vikings. Taylor Husbands went 2-for-3 with a walk and knocked in four Cape runs. Jay’Lyn Slater went 2-for-4 with three RBIs. Ava Simeone received two walks and scored three runs. Marissa Frederick knocked in two RBIs.
Freshmen Kenna Justice and Morgan Newcomb pounded their first varsity hits in the game.
Marissa Frederick kept her “K” crunch going, sitting down 10 Dover batters via the strikeout. She allowed just two Dover hits and one run in seven innings.
“It was good to get a win today,” said Cape head coach Shannon Timmons. “We had a great game against a quality pitcher. Our kids are learning to play in our system and generate timely hits. Marissa pitched a great game again today. We are so proud of how they are coming together as a team.”
A few “Sports Center”-worthy highlights in the game were freshman Morgan Newcomb snagging two line drives and doubling up a runner at first, while Dru Buehler made a running catch in right field to rob the Senators of extra bases and a run.
Dover was led by sophomore Jamie Chandler, who went 2-for-3 at the plate. Senators junior pitcher Alexis Dowdy had nine strikeouts.
Cape will travel to Indian River Saturday, April 10, to face the 0-4 Indians.