Cape Gazette

Cape softball finishes off Smyrna on Senior Day

May 16, 2014
Photo by: Dan Cook Cape softball Class of 2014 will finish their Vikings career at home May 16 against Saint Mark's. They are (l-r) Katie Kolobielski, Jalyn Maull, Alexis Burger and Tiara Duffy.

University of South Carolina-bound Tiara Duffy led a barrage of hitting, going 3-for-4 from the plate and scoring three runs as the Vikings downed the Eagles 8-3 May 13.

Duffy, Sydney Ostroski, and Jordan Virden each went yard for the Lady Vikings. Alexis Burger and freshman Elissa Leach added two hits for Cape.

Hailey Passwaters came on in relief on the mound in the sixth inning with one out and bases loaded holding onto a 5-3 lead and retired the next two batters to save the game.

In the game with Sussex Central May 14, Cape was trailing 7-5 in the sixth inning, and Sussex Central intentionally walked Tiara Dully to face Marlee McGinness, who promptly delivered a huge 2-run single to tie the game. Cape defeated the Golden Knights 8-7.

Sydney Ostroski followed with the game-winning single after a great at bat. She finished 3-for-4 on the day with 3 RBIs.

Alexis Burger and Jalyn Maull added two key hits each. Passwaters got the win after pitching the last 2 and 2/3 scoreless innings.

The Vikings are 7-8 on the season with a home game remaining against Saint Mark's.

The Vikings are a bubble team  on the verge of making the state tournament.

Cape senior pitcher Tiara Duffy goes around second on a sacrifice. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Jordyn Virden gets a put out at first. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Sophomore Kira Vitella tracks down a fly ball to left. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Tiara Duffy slides safely into home to score the Vikings' first run. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Jordyn Virden holds a Smyrna runner close to first on a throw from Kira Vitella. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape catcher Sydney Ostroski waits for a high throw as Smyrna's Taylor Cappella approaches. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Hannah Jones snags a hot bouncer at short. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Senior Katie Kolobielski gets the ball in quickly from left. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Tiara Duffy delivers to the plate in the win over the Eagles. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Sydney Ostroski drives a single, moving up Tiara Duffy. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape freshman Elissa Leach slides safely into second. (Photo by: Eric Gooch)
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