The Cape softball squad rallied back from a 4-2 deficit to score five runs in the fifth inning and five runs in the seventh to defeat the Royals 12-6 at Delmarva Christian.
The Vikings had 14 hits in the game, while allowing just five for the Royals.
“This was an important win for us,” said Cape coach Shannon Timmons. “We are looking to gain momentum heading into the second half of the season.”
Sophomore Sydney Doel led the Vikings, going 4-for-5 at the plate with a triple, double and two singles with an RBI and four runs scored. Junior Carlin Quinn knocked in five runs while going 2-for-4 at the plate. Marissa Frederick went 2-for-3 with a double in the fifth inning. She had three RBIs in the game. Kelsey Huling and Haley Biddinger each picked up an RBI. Kaniah James had three hits and scored a run.
Frederick came in for Savannah Reed in the third inning. She took the win, striking out eight Royals batters.
Ashlyn Stonebraker and Erin Parker went 2-for-4 in the game for the Royals. They each knocked in two runs. Louisa Re and Morgan Waide each had an RBI. Parker took the loss for the Royals.
“We were thinking we have to win this game to get some of the season back on track,” said James. “We kept plugging away rather than trying to get all the runs back at once. That’s what won us this game. We kept pushing to the end.”
“I threw a lot of drop curves and curveballs,” said Frederick. “We worked with what we had and got done what needed to be done. We kept them off balance with the outside stuff and then would come in on their hands.”
“We made some defensive and mental mistakes,” said Royals head coach Keith Stonebraker. “We’ve got a couple of young people in the lineup, and we just had a few young moments. That’s what it boils down to. When they changed pitchers, we we didn’t make the adjustments we needed to make.”
“We just kinda hurt ourselves,” said Royals second baseman Jordyn DiFava. “We let a couple of errors affect us. We beat ourselves mentally sometimes.”
The Vikings were set to welcome Archmere Monday, April 15, while the Royals traveled to Salisbury Christian.