The varsity girls’ softball team defeated Friends Central School 10-0 in a Friends Schools League (FSL) semifinal on Monday, May 14, 2018. Pitcher Caitlyn Mihalik ’20 struck out nine, leading the team to a swift victory.
“Mihalik was in command from the first pitch on Monday. The sophomore right-hander had good velocity and moved the ball around the strike zone,” reported Rick Woelfel, correspondent of the Bucks County Courier Times. “The Cougars gave their pitcher plenty of support.”
“She pitched great,” said Varsity Head Coach Terry Scullion. “She hit her spots, nothing down the middle, hit the corners. They didn’t hit anything hard.”
Caitlyn said that a relaxed mindset helped her pitch confidently. “Just before the game I would think to myself about just staying relaxed, no matter what happens,” she said.
The Bucks County Courier Times also highlighted runs scored by Lexi Alloway ’21, JoceLynn Labossiere ’19, Annie Borovskiy ’20, and Mackenzie Sheehan ’19. The game, shortened by the ten-run mercy rule, was over in four and a half innings.
On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, the team will head to Abington Friends School, a neutral site, to play the Academy of the New Church in the FSL championship game at 4:00 p.m. They will then travel to the Academy of Notre Dame on Friday, May 18, 2018 for the quarterfinal round of the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association state tournament for a 4:00 p.m. game.