Deuces were wild Tuesday afternoon, as St. Georges remained undefeated by defeating Appoquinimink 4-2 in girls' softball. The Lady Hawks are now 10-0 on the season, and playing well in all facets of the game.
Senior Gabby Clark turned in another strong performance on the mound for the Hawks. She picked up her tenth win of the season.
"I had my fastball and curves working well today, and that really helped keep us out of trouble during the game, especially in the late innings," said Clark, who scattered three hits and struck out 12 Jaguar batters.
The Hawks scored two runs in the bottom of the second on a double by Nicole Musser, driving in both runs.
St. Georges doubled their advantage in the bottom half of the third when Emilee Thursby drove in another two runs to build a four-nothing lead.
The Lady Jaguars had a small rally in the first, but were unable to take the lead.They didn't threaten much in the other innings against Clark's dominant pitching.
The Jaguars did, however, cut the lead in half in the top of the sixth inning. They scored their two runs on a pair of walks and a double by Caroline Jadick, who's shot down the line was misplayed allowing the second run to score. Clark and the Hawks defense then got back to work and got the final four outs of the game.
Hawks' centerfielder Nicolle Musser said she felt confident going into the game, " I knew we would do well today with Gabby in the circle. Our team is very confident and more so when she pitching for us," she said.
Hawks right fielder Noelle Edwards had praise for her teammates, " All the girls came together today and acted as a team, and we didn't hang our heads when the other team was trying to get back in the game."
The Lady Jaguars saw their record fall to 7-5, but remain optimistic about the remainder of the season.
"We didn't quite today and we haven't quite all season," said Appo Coach Brian Timpson. "We talked about the situations during the game, and talked about making the most of our chances, and we did that today against a tough pitcher," he said.
The Hawks will host a doubleheader against Dickinson on Thursday starting at 4 p.m. The second game is a make up from March 26. The Jags will host Hodgson Vo Tech on Thursday afternoon at 3:45 p.m. and Archmere Academy on Saturday at 3 p.m.