The Appoquinimink girls's softball team scored four runs in the second inning on the way to a 7-3 victory over Middletown last Thursday afternoon.
Lauren Hoffman pitched a complete game to earn the win for the Lady Jaguars. Appoquinimink is 1-0 on the season, while the Lady Cavaliers are 1-1 after a 14-13 victory over Brandywine.
Appo grabbed a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the second on Cavs' starter Madison Cook. Middletown cut the lead in half in the top of the third to make a possible blowout a competitive contest. But the Appo offense wasn't finished on the cold, windy afternoon, as the Jaguars' Makenzi Carter hit a 2 run double in the fifth to break open the close game. The Lady Cavaliers pushed across one run in the top of the seventh, but Hoffman was eventually able to shut the door.
Two freshmen players got their high school careers off to a good start as Kaitlyn Olivas and Jayme Richardson each recorded their first career hits in their first game for the Lady Jags. Each recorded a single during the opening day victory.
Middletown was led by Brooke Banks who had two hits, and Nina Marcano who hit a RBI double in the 6th.
Appoquinimink will get back to the action on Thursday, May 4th against Delcastle HS, beginning at 3:45 p.m.
The Lady Cavaliers will enjoy the entire spring break before their next game which is scheduled for Monday, May 8th also against Delcastle and beginning at 3:45 p.m.