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Cape Hatteras honors softball seniors, wins over Wildcats

Cape Hatteras Secondary’s varsity softball seniors and families were honored on the ball field in Buxton April 27.

The seniors and teammates finished the day with a 13-3 win over the Columbia Wildcats.

Honored seniors are Amber Harrell playing right field, McKayla Gordon on the mound and Hannah Curcio at third base.

Columbia scored initially in the second inning, taking a 2-0 lead when Caylee Armstrong and Catie Spruill crossed home plate.

In the third, Cape Hatteras gained the lead never to let it go. The Lady Hurricanes posted four runs on two hits from the top of the order. The lead-off hitter Casia Ensenat drew a walk; Emma Del Monte smacked a single, as did Lilian Ratliff. Senior Curcio landed a single and earned two runs batted in.

Columbia added a run in the fifth when Alaina Sawyer drew a walk and made it home on a double by Wildcat pitcher Destiny Harrison.

Cape Hatteras added two more runs in the each of the fourth and fifth to bring the score to 8-3.

Columbia did not score in the sixth inning, but Cape Hatteras added five runs, racked up a 10-run margin and ended the game 13-3.

Gordon and Harrison pitched all six innings.

Gordon struck out eight; Harrison two. Gordon issued three walks; Harrison, six.

Cape Hatteras tapped Harrison for a dozen hits. Columbia batters earned four.

Playing varsity softball for Cape Hatteras Secondary in 2021 are Taylor Mabry, Alice Miranda, Christina O’Neal, Casia Ensenat, Hannah Curcio, Shayley Ballance, Lilian Ratliff, Oralia Cirisa, Abby O’Neal, Amber Harrell, Grace Vernesoni, Emma Del Monte, Lency Ibarra, MaKayla Gordon and Miranda Miranda.

On the 2021softball roster for Columbia are Sarai Raygoza, Catie Spruill, Karly Davis, McKinley Gardner, Alaina Sawyer, Haylie Kimball, Kolyen Edwards, Destiny Harrison, Caylee Armstrong, Reagan Phelps, Kaya Morris, Vaniah Melton, Saige Roughton and Skylar Roughton.

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