Softball falls 17–0 to first-ranked Sherwood

By Joey Squeri

[score id=”49832″ align=”right”]The girls softball team (3-4) fell to the Sherwood Warriors 170 Thursday, as Sherwood’s potent pitching and power hitting carried them to victory.

The Warriors, Washington Post’s first-ranked team, continued their over 85 game winning streak, holding the Vikes to three hits in five innings. 

Four home runs, including a third inning grand slam, ran up the score for the Warriors.

Third Baseman Catherine DiGiammarino steps up to the plate. Photo by Joey Squeri.
Third baseman Catherine DiGiammarino steps up to the plate. Photo by Joey Squeri.

“Playing Sherwood is always tough; they’re one of the best teams in the state,” head coach Anne Marie O’Donoghue said. “You just have to try and play your best game.”

Sherwood’s pitching staff shut down the Vikings’ offense for five innings. Both their pitchers were each throwing over 60 mph, according to assistant coach Karl O’Donoghue.

“We haven’t come across pitchers throwing anywhere near the speed of the ones today,” O’Donoghue said. “It was hard to adjust.”

The Vikings play again Saturday at 1:30 vs Northwood.