Dennis-Yarmouth built an early lead and never looked back as it defeated the Falmouth High softball team for the second time this year, taking the title game at the Cape Cod Showdown yesterday in South Yarmouth. D-Y led 6-1 after two innings on itsway to an 8-3 victory over the Clippers.
Falmouth is now 15-3 overall, with two of those losses coming to the Dolphins. It can avenge the Showdown loss by beating D-Y on Wednesday, May 29, back in South Yarmouth. A win in that game would allow FHS to share the Atlantic Coast League title.
Falmouth 12, Sandwich 3
Throughout the season the Falmouth High offense has been nothing short of relentless and that continued in the first round of the Cape Cod Showdown at Dennis-Yarmouth High School. FHS scored runs in all but one inning and took down Sandwich High, 12-3, to reach the championship game against the Dolphins of D-Y.
The usual suspects did the trick against the Knights as the Clippers won their 15th game of the year. Seniors Abby Pope, Grace Kwon and Caiti Pope each went 3-for-4 in the game. Abby Pope and Kwon each scored three runs; Caiti Pope came in twice. The Pope sisters each had one RBI; Kwon had three.
Maeve Cutter, who missed the last five games, returned with a smash—literally. Cutter clobbered her first home run of the season with a shot in the third inning. That put FHS up by a 5-1 score at the time.
Falmouth got a pair in the first on an RBI-groundout by Molly Bruce and a single from Charlotte Sylvia. In the second Kwon drove in the two Pope sisters with a single. After the Cutter homer in the third, FHS got run-scoring knocks from Caiti and then Abby Pope.
FHS went on to get one more in the fourth, one in the sixth and three in the seventh.
Molly Bruce pitched the team to the victory. Bruce was efficient all game long. She surrendered just four hits and three walks with five strikeouts. Two of the three Sandwich runs were earned.