Monday, April 5, 2004
By Susan Hall
Softball in April is known for schedule changes due to Mother Nature’s ability of giving us those May flowers that indicate better weather will be here soon. So what happens when old man winter refuses to go away when Spring sports takes the spotlight for high school students? Nevertheless, the game has to be played with long sleeves shirts and sweat pants to keep the players as comfortable as possible. The Green Wave was the team generating all the heat they needed to easily defeated West Deptford at a game played at Audubon High School. Starting pitcher Kiersten Hughes tossed a no-hitter as Audubon’s 18 hit attack was more than enough to shutout West Deptford 15-0.
Audubon quickly manufactured three runs in the bottom half of the first inning giving their pitcher an early lead to work with. Hughes would continue to keep the Eagles hitless through three full innings before the bats came alive for Audubon. After 16 batters showed up at the plate, eleven runs were scored and Audubon led 14-0. The Green Wave went on to pick up their second win of the season in as many games. Both of their victories were over their Colonial Conference opponents. Melissa Baumgartner highlighted the third inning with a homerun for Audubon.
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