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Cherry Creek Girls Softball Swing some of the Biggest Bats in the Centennial League

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The 2015 Cherry Creek Softball team shakes hands after their 9-7 win over Castle View High School.

The 2015 Cherry Creek Softball team shakes hands after their 9-7 win over Castle View High School.

Photo by Max Potter, Contributing Photographer

Photo by Max Potter, Contributing Photographer

The 2015 Cherry Creek Softball team shakes hands after their 9-7 win over Castle View High School.

Jimmy Pallotto, Staff Writer

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Pitching a story for news may be a walk in the park compared to pitching to the Cherry Creek softball team, the Bruins average about a 250 more batting average points than the national stage. Even compared to the collegiate level, the Bruins still rank very highly which begs the question, “What more do they have to do to break free from the pack in the Centennial league?” The Bruins currently hold a 3-5 overall record and sit second- to- last in the league. Looking objectively at the team stats it is hard to tell why the Bruins are struggling in such a high scoring sport. One could say the two early losses were due to diamond rust as both times the Bruins had their score doubled in defeat, they were both to the Fruita Monument Trojans. Recently, they won handily against Westminster in a 13-1 rout.

The amazing thing is all of this has been done without the mound debut of standout senior pitcher Sterling Martin’s mound debut. Martin is known for being one of the best pitchers on the team but has helped out in the field and at the plate so far this year. Currently, she boasts a perfect fielding percentage of 1.000, a batting average of .200, one RBI, and a run scored. She also has an on-base percentage of .200.

The burden on the mound has been carried by senior captain Cassidy Blakeley, pitching a total of 12 and ⅓ innings forcing eight strikeouts.

Over the weekend of the 11th the Bruins played in a tournament at Aurora Sports Park. Overall the team did well going 2-3 on the weekend, losing the three games by a total of seven runs. The offense is starting to hit their stride as they scored 28 runs over all five games.

Be sure to support the Softball team September 22, 2015 at Village Green Fields against league rival Arapahoe. Good Luck Ladies!

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