Chapple’s big day on the mound lifts Easton past Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE, Md.- Behind 11 strikeouts from Kate Chapple, the Easton Warriors softball team defeated Cambridge 8-0. With the win, the Warriors improve to 8-5 on the year while the Vikings drop to 10-5 with the loss.

It looked like this one would turn out to be a defensive battle with two scoreless innings to start the game. At the end of those two innings, Easton pitcher Kate Chapple already had four strike outs.

In the third the Warriors would get on the board. A two RBI single from Chloe Briner scored Olivia Ball and Olivia Brown to put Easton up two. The Warriors would get two more runs off of pass balls making the score 4-0 headed into the sixth inning.

In the top of the sixth, Easton would get some insurance runs. A two RBI double from Megan Kolakowski and another from Megan Kettering would score four to give the Warriors the 8-0 lead headed to the bottom of the 7th.

Sent in to close out the game was Kate Chapple who would strike out her tenth and eleventh batters to get the win on the mound.

The Warriors return to action looking to make it two wins in a row next Tuesday when they host WiHi. Cambridge will look to get back in the win column when they m

ake the short trip to Hurlock to take on North Dorchester tomorrow, the 26th.

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