Scrappy Skipjacks to play in softball regional
Chesapeake to finish regular season Tuesday at PGCC
WYE MILLS, May 2 Many teams with losing records are only too happy to see their season end. Chesapeake College´s softball team, on the other hand, will do everything possible this weekend to extend its season.
The Skipjacks (3-11) will participate in the Region XX women´s softball tournament for the first time in over a decade this weekend at the College of Southern Maryland. First-year head coach Melissa Thompson said the team´s decision to participate in regionals reflects the character of its members.
"They´re looking forward to regionals," said Thompson. "That just shows my girls´ determination to keep going after the wins."
The Skipjacks will prep for the regional tournament by finishing the regular season at Prince George´s Community College Tuesday afternoon in a 3 p.m. doubleheader.
In last week´s games:
College of Southern Maryland 11, Chesapeake College 4
WYE MILLS, April 27 Katie Connolly went 4-for-4 Wednesday with her first home run of the season and Emily Colton was 2-for-4 with a double in the Game 1 loss to the Hawks.
Pitcher Karen George, making her return from an injury, yielded only eight hits and went 2-for-3 with a double.
"That shows Karen´s drive and her love of the game," said Thompson, who hadn´t expected George back this season from a serious knee injury.
Jessica Perry led the Hawks by going 4-for-4.
College of Southern Maryland 10, Chesapeake College 6
WYE MILLS, April 27 Katie Satterlee went 3-for-4 while Katie LaNeve, Emily Colton and Karen George each had two hits to lead the Skipjacks in Wednesday´s nightcap.
Outfielder LaNeve, catcher Sharon Germann and third baseman Katie Connolly put forth great defensive efforts to keep Chesapeake in the game, according to Skipjacks head coach Melissa Thompson.
Thompson was pleased that the Skipjacks came back to play very competitively against Southern Maryland in the nightcap.
"I think that´s very typical of our team," Thompson said. "We never give up; we never stop trying. We´ve proven this season we can hit, and they know nobody´s going to shut us out offensively."
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