Chesapeake City, MD.- Before today, A Cambridge South Dorchester softball team had never made it to a regional final. The Vikings dropped their first ever regional final in a 2-1 heartbreaker to Bohemia Manor High School in Chesapeake City, MD
Both pitchers in the game were magical, Cambridge sophomore Paige Bleyer and Bo Manor's Rachel Jones dueled it out to the tune of eleven combined scoreless innings pitched. Bo Manor would strike first in the bottom of the fourth, as the Eagles' Hannah Horsey delivered a triple with a runner on base, plating the first run of the afternoon. The Eagles would get one more run in the fifth, which proved to be very key for them.
In the top of the seventh, with their 4-5-6 batters coming up, Cambridge would make it interesting. Sophomore Jamaya Chester would reach base on a sharp ground ball up the first base line. After two walks, the Vikings had their chance, with the bases loaded and one out. Cambridge junior Kristie Malkus would deliver knocking Jones' offering right up the middle to shallow center, Chester would score from third, Bleyer was thrown out at home. Jones would go on to strike out CSD's final batter.
The Vikings look to build upon their first ever regional championship with another run next year, and with a host of freshman and sophomores on this years roster, look out for the Vikings in 2015.