Cabrini’s softball team has already had to deal with plenty of rainy weather affecting their schedule, and they weren’t about to let it happen again Wednesday.
With rain clouds hovering above their field, The Crescents (5-4, 2-0 in District 9-4A) made quick work of Warren Easton, defeating them 15-0 in a District 9-4A matchup that was called after four innings.
“We normally would’ve played about four or five games by this time point of the season, so we wanted to start a little earlier,” Cabrini coach Shannon Austin. “We don’t have anymore room on the schedule for rain-outs, so I’m glad we got through this one.”
The Crescents put their final touches on Easton (0-3, 0-1) with a seven-run third inning that involved 10 batters reaching base.
Christie Runnels started off the Cabrini scoring with a bases-loaded walk, followed by two-run singles by Kewanee Harris and Danielle Williams that extended the Cabrini lead to 13-0.
After Cabrini tacked on two more runs to begin the fourth, the umpires ended the game by activating the mercy rule.
“Getting these district wins builds a lot of confidence for us,” Austin said.
“Hopefully, we can just continue to build on this and carry the way we’ve played lately into the rest of our games this season.”
Cabrini pitcher Karli Lynn Perque continued her strong play, following an eight-strikeout performance in a win over Ursuline on Monday, Perque pitched a complete four innings. She allowed one hit and struck out eight in Wednesday’s win.
“She did a really good job (Wednesday),” Austin said. “She spent the day pretty much working on her pitches and hitting her spots, which she did very well. We have some tough games coming up with the Lusher Tournament this weekend, so hopefully these games this week prepared her for that.”
The Crescents got on the scoreboard early against Easton, batting through their lineup and scoring four runs in the first inning. Hayley Kennair started things, scoring on a Katelyn Jalbert groundout after stealing second and third.
The Crescents added another run on a bases-loaded walk, then Jessica Breitenbach and Kaylin Hilburn brought in the next two Crescent runs with RBI singles to give Cabrini a 4-0 lead.