Upper Cape Tech’s softball team scored runs in five of the seven innings and maximized their eight bases hit on Friday morning, April 25, as they defeated Falmouth High School, in Falmouth, by an 8-4 score. The Lady Rams jumped out to a 3-0 lead early and built that advantage to 7-1. Falmouth rallied late, but couldn’t come all the way back.
Krystal DiBona collected three hits in the game for UCT. The Rams’ first baseman singled, and scored, in the first, second and fifth innings for UCT.
Upper Cape plated two in the fourth and fifth innings to open up their comfortable lead. Amber DiBona reached on a walk with one down in the fourth, and then with two outs Hanna Rawlings walked her way aboard. Both scored on a two-out single by Amelia Weare to left.
In the fifth, an error opened the door to another rally for UCT as Michelle Ryan reached on a miscue. With two down, Krystal DiBona singled and took second on a throw to the infield. With two aboard, a pickoff by FHS was off the mark, allowing both runners to score and make it 7-1.
FHS came back to get three in the bottom of the fifth to close the gap to three runs, 7-4. With one down, Jenni DiCecco walked and with two down, Alexa Scribner hammered a single. Both scored on a shot to the gap by Kathleen Desmond that went for a triple. She scored when the center fielder’s throw back to the infield missed the cutoff.
UCT added one more in the eighth. Falmouth was able to get two aboard in the bottom of the inning, but came up short in their comeback bid as UCT escaped any further damage with a couple of nice plays in the field.