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  • Hawks' pitcher achieves career milestone

  • St. Georges' pitcher Gabby Clark reached the 500 strikeout plateau in the second inning against Glasgow on Tuesday afternoon.
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  • St. Georges' senior pitcher Gabby Clark achieved a rare milestone Tuesday afternoon while pitching her Lady Hawks team to a 16-0 victory over visiting Glasgow HS.
    During the second inning of the game, Clark surpassed the 500-strikeout plateau for her high school career.
    Fittingly, she achieved the remarkable feat on St. Georges' Senior Day, an occasion that honored Clark and her fellow senior teammates Caitlyn Lloyd, Nicole Musser, Noelle Edwards and Emilee Thursby.
    After the historic strikeout, Head Coach Roger Seedorf grabbed the softball, called the entire team together, and after writing the number "500" on it, presented the trophy ball to Gabby while the team cheered the amazing achievement. "Gabby was totally unaware of her personal accomplishment but that is the person Gabby is, always more concerned about her team and others, rather than herself," said Seedorf.
    "I am so proud of Gabby and honored to be her coach. It is totally fitting that she was able to accomplish this in front of her family, many St. Georges parents, fans, and many faculty and students who came to watch all of St. Georges softball seniors, whom I am also so proud of, on their Senior Day," he said.
    Fittingly, the Hawks won the game 16-0, for the teams' and Gabby's 16th victory of the season.
    Clark pitched a two-hit shutout, while seniors Emilee Thursby went 3 for 3 at the plate, with 3 RBI, Caitlyn Lloyd went 3 for 4 with two RBI, and Noelle Edwards went 3 for 3 with 4 RBI. Katie Sterling and Sarah Coyne also had multiple hits for St. Georges.
    The Lady Hawks wrap up the regular season on Saturday at Polytech beginning at 12 p.m.
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