Despite Blair's tough defense, Springbrook defeats Blair 5-0
Varsity softball played Springbrook April 27, and fell to the school's rival, 5-0. Blair had five hits but did not string them together for a run. Although Blair displayed great defense, this was the first game Blair did not score runs. Neither team scored in the first two innings. At the bottom of the second, Springbrook's Laura Dillon laid down a bunt. Catcher Gray Vargas-Regan tagged out the incoming batter from third base.
Springbrook's Rebeekah Solomon hit a single to centerfield. Carly Vieira snatched the ball, and gunned the ball to Vargas-Regan down at home. Vargas-Regan tagged another player out at home.
Pitcher Emma Simson usually has a top notch game; during this game, Simson pitched great in the first two innings. As the game wore on, Simson's powerhouse pitching became dormant. Simson pitched eight walks in three innings.
The game was getting late, and Blair needed runs. Simson, at the bottom of the sixth, made an attempt to slide home, but she was tagged out by Springbrook's catcher.
Blair attempted to score, but none of the hits connected for runs. The hits were not timely according to coach Louis Hoelman. "We lacked timely hits," Hoelman says. "We got frustrated when they were making plays."