By: Andrea Castiblanco and Jori Rzepecki
The St. Francis Wolves softball team celebrated their Senior Night during their game Thursday against the Cedar Key Sharks at home. The St. Francis Wolves celebrated all game long, ringing in a 16-1 win.
Celebrating the Seniors
The St. Francis Wolves recognized the six seniors before beginning Thursday’s game against Cedar Key.
The seniors included Olivia McDaniel, Wilnely De Los Santos, Kaylee Lamberson, Shiloh Hardee, Ariana Russell and Chiara Mornard.
McDaniel took the circle and pitched in the first inning for the Wolves, while Lamberson pitched for the Wolves in the second through fourth innings.
Wolves Take an Early Lead
During the first inning, the Wolves took the lead with McDaniel holding the Sharks scoreless.
When it was the Wolves’ turn to bat, they responded by scoring nine runs. Junior MacKenzie Moran hit a double, which allowed for two runs to be scored. Dalelia Jourdain’s double allowed for another two runs to be scored.
The second inning was much quieter. The Wolves continued to hold the Sharks scoreless with Lambreson up to pitch and managed to score another run before the end of the inning, making the score 10-0.
Slimmer of Hope for the Sharks
The Cedar Key Sharks were able to score a run against the Wolves during the top of the third inning
The Wolves quickly responded by scoring four more runs during the bottom of the third. Ariana Russell scored a double, Lindsey Kasak made a base hit, allowing another run to be scored.
By the end of the third inning, the Wolves continued on top with a score of 14-1.
Wolves Dominate Till the End
The top of the fourth inning went quickly as the St. Francis Wolves restricted the Cedar Key Sharks to make any runs.
During the bottom of the fourth inning, the Wolves would go up two more runs.
Due to the FHSAA mercy rule policy in softball, the game can only be ended once a team reaches a 15-run lead after three innings.
The Wolves won the game 16-1 in the fourth inning.