Lady Sharks mercy Providence


The Lady Sharks softball nine unleashed an 11 hit attack, including 3 by their leading hitter Maddie Sypniewsski, a double by shortstop Michelle Leone and a triple by left fielder Quinlan Richmond, to defeat the Providence Stallions 12-2. With the win the Sharks improved to 5-0 on the season.

Ponte Vedra started things off early scoring 5 runs in the first inning on key hits by Sypniewski, Farely Callaghan and Lauren Struble. They added a single run in the second on Richmond’s triple and Sypniewski’s sac fly.

Ponte Vedra then jumped on the Stallions for four more in the fourth to take an 11-2 advantage. Big hits for the Sharks were Richmond’s single, plus singles by Sypniewski, Callaghan and catcher Taylor Bradshaw.

Claudia Cotto’s bases loaded walk in the sixth gave the Sharks their twelfth and final run in the mercy win.

Bradshaw made the defensive play of the game with a stellar catch of a pop foul just in front of the backstop screen behind the plate.

Michelle Holder earned the win, her fifth in five starts. She struck out 6, allowed no runs, 3 hits and two walks. Nicole Johnson and Halle Brady each pitched an inning in relief.

The Sharks play at home against Clay on February 23rd at 6 pm then go on the road for a 6 pm game at Bolles on Thursday February 25th and finish the week at Fletcher on Friday evening.