A slow start for the DHS varsity softball team on Friday left everyone anxious. The team, coaches and crowd expected an easy win against Monterey Trail. However, it wasn’t until a homerun in the third inning that the devils scored the first runs leading to their 8-2 victory.
At the beginning of the game, only junior Stephanie Cello was able to connect with the ball. Through the first two innings, her single was the only hit for DHS.
The Devil defense was almost able to keep the Mustangs from scoring as well. Sophomore Kaitlyn Lagattuta struck out six, while senior Melanie Habib gunned down several Monterey Trail players from shortstop.
The slow game picked up when junior Aimee Jackura smashed the ball over the left field fence in the third inning.
“I didn’t feel the homerun when I hit it, so I thought it was only a single or double. It wasn’t until when I was around second base that I figured it out. I had just hit a homerun,” Jackura said.
Jackura’s first homerun of the season sparked a scoring streak for the team.
In the same inning, juniors Haley Cameron and Megan Winton hit back-to-back doubles and secured two more runs.
DHS’s delayed scoring didn’t worry assistant coach,. David Reuben
“Our hitting was great and we timed it well. After the first couple of innings we were able to come out strong,” Reuben said.