After defeating Booker T. Washington 15-0 the night before, on Thursday, Aug. 27, the varsity softball team traveled to Coretta Scott King Academy to play what would end up being a perfect game.
Senior Sydney Silverstein and sophomore Madison Hadley combined to pitch three perfect innings. It was business as usual for Silverstein, pitching two innings without allowing a single hit, walk or earned run. She struck out five batters. Hadley capped the game off by striking out the side in a 1-2-3 inning. This was a true team effort.
The offense did not disappoint either, scoring a whopping 15 runs in just three innings. Sophomore Sophia Mador went 2-for-4 at the plate while driving in two runs and scoring two herself. Silverstein also helped her own cause, going 2-for-4 at the plate and driving in a run. Sophomore Victoria Hadley continued her hot start to the season, earning three hits in four at-bats and driving in three runs all on her own. Sophomore Cele Camp also saw playing time and earned two hits on the day. Senior captain Jamie Kornheiser did not see any field time due to an injury, but she was still able to score two runs as a pinch-runner—a true team player.
Overall, it was a well-rounded game for our Knights. They’ve worked so hard to get to this point, and during a season of many uncertainties, the varsity softball team continues to attempt to control the controllables. These games offered a great opportunity for the team to prepare for an even busier week in which the Knights play four games in four days against Woodward, Lovett, Mount Vernon and Norcross. Wednesday, Sept. 2, is Senior Recognition Night, so please congratulate Helena Harris, Silverstein and Kornheiser!