The Bourne girls’ softball team not only picked up its fourth win of the year, but earned the season sweep against its archrival on Wednesday, May 15.
Hosting Wareham in a South Coast Conference-Small showdown, the Canalmen showed a flair for the dramatic in their 3-2 win against the Vikings. Freshman Hannah Greene clubbed her first varsity home run, which ultimately proved to drive in the game’s winning run, and came up with some timely defense late.
Greene lifted a two-run blast in the bottom of the fifth inning to give Bourne a 3-0 lead. Then, in the top of the seventh inning and Wareham trailing by a run, Greene left it all on the field to ensure her team of a win. With the game-tying run sitting on second base, the Vikings hit a shot to the gap between center and right field, but a charging Greene made a last-ditch dive to record the out, end the threat and the game.
Freshman Abbie Russell picked up the win for the Canalmen, who pitched a complete game in the circle and allowed two unearned runs in the sixth inning. She allowed four hits while recording four strikeouts for Bourne.
The Canalmen jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Two of Bourne’s four wins this season have come against Wareham as the Vikings fell victim to their Cape rivals, 15-3, in a slaughter rule-shortened affair at home on April 29.
Bourne (4-11, 2-10 SCC) travels to Lakeville to meet Apponequet on Monday, May 20 at 3:45 PM.