Softball

Coral Springs Charter makes district softball final

 

Top-seeded Coral Springs Charter bested fourth-seeded University School 13-0 in five innings Tuesday afternoon at Betti Stradling Park to advance to the District 13-4A final.

The Panthers (19-6) capitalized on four errors for a seven-run first inning as 11 batters came to the plate against sophomore pitcher Linette Flores (13-7).

Sophomore center fielder Jennie Miller misplayed freshman Kayla Scaperrotta’s fly ball, placing her at second. She came home on freshman Brianna Stella’s RBI double to left.

Sophomore Casey Huber reached on an infield single, advancing Stella to third.

After Huber stole a base to put a pair of runners into scoring position, sophomore second baseman Brooke Osceola’s throwing error on sophomore Angie Gutierrez’s grounder allowed both to score.

Sophomore Paige Fairchild walked and junior Gianna Wyatt reached on sophomore shortstop Chanel Hall’s throwing error. Freshman Skylar Fairchild’s infield single drove in two runs.

Freshmen Barbara Vega and Megan Ashworth contributed back-to-back sacrifice flies.

“Our hitting has been on spot, our pitching’s been on spot,” said Scaperrotta, who reached base all four times at the plate. “Basically everything’s been really good.”

Coral Springs Charter added two runs in the second with a two-out rally and another three errors by the Suns (13-7) sparked a three-run third inning. Senior Heather Bramos (12-4) allowed just two hits over five innings with 10 strikeouts.

“It’s bittersweet because I love a lot of the kids over there, but I always saw Charter as a perfect spot to build an elite program, and we’re on our way,” said coach Mark Montimurro, who spent two years at University. “We’re getting there. Wins like this put us toward our goal.”

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WP: Heather Bramos (12-4). LP: Linette Flores (13-7).

•  North Broward Prep 2, Chaminade-Madonna 0: Second-seeded North Broward Prep scored a pair of first-inning runs to beat third-seeded Chaminade-Madonna in the other 13-4A semifinal and will face Coral Springs in the final.

After consecutive singles to start the frame, Meagan Lantz produced a sacrifice fly for the Eagles (14-3). Allison Muraskin followed with an RBI single. Amber VanHemel (5-0) pitched a two-hitter, striking out 16 Lions (17-6).

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WP: Amber VanHemel (5-0). LP: Danica McCabe (15-5)

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