HARWICH – Late-game heroics led the Monomoy softball team to an exciting come-from-behind victory against Falmouth on Monday, with the Sharks defeating the Clippers 3-2 in seven innings.
It was the battle of two similarly named pitchers as Monomoy's Mollie Charest duked it out against Falmouth's Molly Bruce, with Charest earning the W with 13 strikeouts and only three hits allowed.
Falmouth took the lead in the game when Paige Medeiros swung into a double to bring home Abigail Pope before scoring on a sac fly to put the Clippers up 2-0, but Monomoy wasn't finished fighting.
In the sixth inning Sam Barr batted into a deep triple, racing around the bases before sliding safely into the third-base bag, setting herself up nicely to come in on a Falmouth error to bring things to 2-1.
Another error allowed Julie Slade and Emma Thacher to reach home, putting Monomoy in the lead as the top of the seventh approached. With Falmouth back up to bat, Charest went to work, retiring the side and securing the win.
Though Monomoy head coach Stacy Yarnall would have liked to see more hits from her Sharks, she was pleased with the outcome of the game.
“Offensively we didn't really have that many solid hits, but when we did we took advantage of some of their errors and were aggressive on the base paths,” Yarnall said. “Overall it was a good game.”
Defensively, Yarnall thought the Sharks played well, led by Charest on the mound.
“Mollie always does good on the mound. You can tell when she's getting into it and getting angry like in the top of the seventh,” Yarnall said. “Sam had a key hit to start off the inning, and overall I think everybody played well defensively.”
At press time the team was slated to host St. John Paul II, weather permitting, with their next home game today (May 17) against Nantucket. With their recent win against Sturgis West the team qualified for the postseason and has an overall record of 13-2.