Shark softball girls win on Senior Night


The Lady Sharks played host to Pedro Menendez on Senior Night, last Tuesday evening, and came away with a solid 10-2 win over the Falcons.

Senior Nicole Johnson pitched seven strong innings to earn the win, striking out four and allowing two runs on five hits. Johnson gave up a run in the first on three hits but settled down to retire the visitors without damage until the seventh when a single and hit batsman cost her the second run.

Johnson had plenty of offensive help from her teammates, starting in the second inning. Senior Claudia Cotto led off the inning with a single. After two groundouts, Lauren Struble, Michelle Leone and Quinlan Richmond all reached on Falcon errors. The result was a 3-1 led for the Sharks.

Ponte Vedra made it 4-1in the fifth on Taylor Bradshaw’s double off the center field fence and Cotto’s double to left center.

The roof fell in on the Falcons in the sixth. Leone reached on and error, senior Maddie Sypniewski singled, and Farley Callaghan doubled them home. Cotto’s fourth hit of the game brought in Callaghan. Consecutive hits by Elizabeth Fox, Abby Zitello and Struble’s triple to right center drove in 2 more. When the inning was over the Sharks were up 10-1.

The girls are off for Spring Break then return to action at home against Bartram Trail on March 29th.