BY OLIVIA LEWIS
The girls varsity softball team faced off against St. Thomas Aquinas on Friday, May 12th. The Cowboys came to redeem themselves and win the regional champion title. The game went until the 10th inning, but the Raiders pulled through and beat the Cowboys by one point.
The girls were full of energy, ready to play their most important game of the season. They played strong the entire first inning, not letting the Raiders score any runs. Each team was playing as hard as possible, trying to score as many runs as they could. At the bottom of the fourth inning, the Raiders were able to score one run. Quickly after, the Cowboys made an amazing play and were able to tie the game. The game was still tied at the top of the six inning. The Raiders began to hit home-runs and made the score 4-1 towards the ninth inning. The Cowboys were able to come back quickly and score two more runs. However, the Cowboys were unable to score another run and the game ended with a score of 4-3 in the tenth inning.
Senior Kara Lokeinsky had an outstanding game, throwing twelve strikeouts. Sophomore Michelle Adelman had an RBI in the last inning and went 3-4. Her teammate, Kassandra Espinosa also had an RBI and got a hit.
“I think we played hard,” sophomore Jasmin Herrera said. “We had some moments where our bats could have come in clutch, but it was a ten inning game and we played our hearts out.”
Final Score: Cooper City 3, St. Thomas 4
Featured image by Saige Griffin