St. Luke’s Softball had an excellent week with three emphatic wins against FAA rivals Holy Child, Greenwich Academy and Sacred Heart to improve their overall record to 7-2.
Emma Cropper ‘19 pitched a three-hit shutout as the Storm defeated Holy Child 14-0 on Monday 5/8. St. Luke’s scored in every inning but the first.
The biggest came in the fourth where SLS tallied six runs on a single by Emma Castiglione ‘18 a single by Riley Page ‘19, a single by Raven Sead ‘20, a stolen base, and a single by Noelle Ruschil ‘18.
SLS had 12 hits in the game and there were multiple hits by Maya Klein ‘18 (3 for 4), Castiglione (2 for 2), and Cropper (2 for 3).
The win was followed up with a 21-5 victory over Greenwich Academy on Wednesday, May 10, thanks in part to Courtney Newman ‘18 who drove in five runs on a single in the second, a double in the third, and a single in the fourth.
St. Luke’s took the lead for good with six runs in the second inning when Page homered to drive in two runs, Newman singled driving in two runs, and there was an error, scoring one run.
The Storm added nine runs in the fourth inning with a run scored by an error, a single by Newman, a walk by Rebecca Taylor ‘18, a walk by Cropper, a single by Page, a single by Madison Sead ‘19, a fielder's choice by Klein, a double by Ali Ferris ‘18 and a error.
Page earned the win for SLS pitching five innings, surrendering five runs, four hits, and striking out four.
On Thursday, May 11, the Storm capped off a great week with a 14-3 win against Sacred Heart.
Next up will be the FAA tournament. The Storm received a bye on Monday and face off against The King School on Wednesday, May 17, at 4pm.
The Storm was prepared for a fight against Hamden Hall and they did not disappoint on Friday, May 12. It was a battle from the first pitch thrown.
Nolan O’Brien ‘19, the starting pitcher, with the support of his defense, was able to get out of a few jams to keep Hamden at bay letting up just two runs with three strikeouts in four innings.
The Hornets’ bats remained hot and relentless in the fifth despite the best effort of relief pitcher Mack Lemkau ‘20. The visitors would score four more runs to break away from the Storm.
The home team’s fate was sealed in the seventh when Hamden stole one more hit off relief pitcher Oz Jensen ‘19.
The Storm’s only hits came in the second and sixth innings when O’Brien doubled on a line drive to left field and Matthew Lindsay ’17 singled on a fly ball.
In the end, the Storm fell to Hamden 0-7.
The Boys Tennis team enjoyed a fine week on the courts winning both their matches 5-2.
St. Luke’s celebrated their seniors on Monday, May 8 at home against The King School and both Porter Bowman ‘17 and Javier Minuesa ‘17 won—contributing to an excellent victory.
The Boys followed up Monday’s victory with another FAA win at The Master School (NY), bringing their overall FAA record to 2-4.