Lady Dukes trying to take momentum into post season
Momentum is a contagious sports disease. Luckily for the Wellington girls varsity softball team, there does not seem to be an cure in sight.
The lady Dukes softball team has gone 6-1 in its last seven games, with the lone loss coming from a division two Keystone team that is ranked seventh in the country.
The Wellington softball team has outscored their opponents 44-14 during that seven game stretch. Power hitting and smart play have been big contributing factors.
In two victories, Wellington hung 15 runs on Luthern West on April 30, followed by putting up 11 against Buckeye two days later.
Then there was the chance for sweet revenge on May 3 against Black River. Earlier in the season, the Pirates grinded out a low-scoring win against Wellington, 2-0. A stand-out game from Olivia Wulfhoop, who scored 3 runs and had 2 RBIs, along with solid hitting from Regan Moitoret with 2 RBIs, the Dukes avenged the previous loss by a score of 5-1.
Wellington’s next task on May 3 was even harder. The matchup against Firelands earlier in the year was a low-scoring defensive battle, with Wellington prevailing, 3-1. Round two was much the same.
A timely home run by Emily Benko and solid pitching by Olivia Wulfoop lead the Dukes to a 2-0 win over Firelands.
A lot of warranted optimism surrounds the #2 seeded Wellington girls varsity softball team as they prepare for their tournament run. Let’s hope the winning sickness continues.