Wareham Softball brings victory home

May 4, 2019

Wareham High’s softball team has moved one step closer to the state tournament. On Saturday, the Vikings scored 14-5 against Sturgis East, capturing their fourth victory of the season.

“It’s an amazing group of young ladies that work together and play like a family,” said Head Coach Rebekah Pratt. “They act as one.”

Pratt said that “communication and selflessness” prevail on the team. Besides taking care of and supporting each other, players are always ready to go to “two to three different positions, depending on what the team needs.”

One of captains noted that the team’s positive attitude and communication made victory possible, adding that mistakes didn’t discourage the team from fighting.

“We really limited our mistakes today,” said co-captain Grace Cerrato. “We tend to put our heads down when we are losing, but today we kept a positive attitude. We didn’t let the errors get to us.”

Lady Vikings opened the game with a comfortable 3-1 lead. After several home runs, the team scored 14-5 and claimed victory. Starting pitcher Jocelyne Hendrix had eight strikeouts in four innings and reliever Jenna Klemp has 4 strikeouts in three innings. Nine players had multiple hits.

Coach Pratt said that even though the girls have lost eight games this season, they still have a chance to enter the state tournament.

The team’s next game will take place at the diamond at Wareham High School on Monday, May 6, against Old Rochester Regional.