Softball team wins first tourney contest
Reported by Bridget Reardon, Veritas Staff
The girls softball team opened up its postseason tournament with an impressive 11-1 win over Randolph yesterday. Freshman Erin Buckley pitched the complete game allowing four hits and no earned runs.
Freshman shortstop, Maddie Olsen, batting leadoff, was 4 for 5 with two doubles and a triple
Senior third baseman, Kylie Langhoff was 3 for 4 with three rbi.
Rockland’s Bulldog Nation traveled to Randolph to cheer the girls on. Harrison Shields said, “It was good to go out and support the softball team in their first tournament game. With a bunch of their classmates out in centerfield supporting them, it took some pressure off for their first tournament game.”
Coach Sharon McGonnigal said, “Yesterday’s game was against Randolph who had the higher seed. The girls went into the game pretty relaxed and not really nervous. They went out and had fun and played with confidence. The only thing I ask of them every game is to have fun, and compete, and we will keep it close.”
She added, “It’s all in our hands what happens and yesterday they were confident and hit the ball.”
The Lady Dogs’ record is now 10-9 as they look forward to playing #5 seed Dighton-Rehoboth tomorrow (Sat.) at 3 pm at Dighton-Rehoboth High School. McGonnigal said, “I think we are in a good place for Saturday. Tomorrow will be a tough game. It’s the #5 seed, so we will see pitching like we have not seen.”
For the girls, who made the tournament by defeating Carver on the last game of the regular season, the plan will be the same. Go out, have fun, compete and keep themselves in the game.