Softball beats Chartiers Valley in shutout game


Mackenzie Sendro

Making the play: Junior Cassie Carlson throws to first base in practice. The team has finished in first place for four consecutive years in its section.

Aaron Exler and Andrew Golvash

Baldwin’s softball team continued its defensive dominance with another shutout win on Thursday, defeating Chartiers Valley 6-0.

With the season starting off with a record of 3-0 and 2-0 in section play, the Highlanders plan to maintain their momentum.

Junior Salena Jaquay played very well for the Highlanders defensively and offensively, junior Cassie Carlson said.

“It felt as if Salena was always on base any time she got to the plate, and she was the key part in making one of the double plays we had during the game,” Carlson said.

Communication also improved from last game and the team was playing well together as a whole, she said.

Senior pitcher Addie Tagg pitched strongly as always, Carlson said.

“Addie can put so much spin on the ball that it just makes it difficult to try to get hits off her during the game,” Carlson said.

The Highlanders have shut out the opposition in all games this season so far.

“Our defense has been on point as of late and we hope we can continue our pace,” Carlson said.