Carlmont softball defeats Mountain View


Nour Zabaneh

Carlmont junior Haley Masters steps up to the plate during the Scots’s big win.

Nour Zabaneh, Staff Writer

There might be a new coach this season, but the Lady Scots are back with a championship in mind.

On March 7, Carlmont varsity softball shut out Mountain View High School 8-0, maintaining their undefeated record. With strong leadership from first-year coach Marco Giuliacci, the Lady Scots have been a hard force to watch this year.

“This season the team is adjusting well to the new coaching staff, and we get along very well on and off the field, which shows in our play,” said junior pitcher Mailey McLemore.

By the second inning, the Scots took the lead 1-0 with a RBI from junior Abygail Lan, allowing senior Cameron Kondo to score.

The Scots were able to shut out Mountain View with their combination of strong pitching from McLemore and strong defense.

“I pitched well, but I wouldn’t have thrown the way I [threw] without the defense behind me. Big contributions from Sydney Adair and Amanda Condo: I don’t think they had an air today and that helped a lot,” said McLemore.

At the bottom of the fourth base, with a man on first and third base, senior Jamie Madigan came up to bat. After a few failed attempts at bunting, she was finally successful, and Eimear Cunningham scored making the score 2-0.

By the bottom of the fifth, the Scots were leading 2-0, but this was only the beginning of their scoring.

The moment started with a double from sophomore Kate Berce and then followed by a push bunt to second base, which was left vacant, allowing two players on base. By the time McLemore came up to bat, bases were loaded, and all it took was a RBI single to start the scoring for the inning.

This was followed by two RBI doubles from Cameron Kondo. The score may have been 5-0, but the Scots were not finished with their hard work. With two players on, freshman Amanda Kondo hit a home run making the score  8-0.

“I think Cate starting off with a double was a catalyst for the team. We always do better when someone starts it off, and that followed through the rest of the lineup” said Cameron Kondo.

After the fifth inning, both teams were unable to score, and the game ended after the top of the 7th with a strikeout from Mclemore.

With strong leadership, high energy, and amazing talent the softball team has very strong chances of going to championships this year.

“The team could go all the way, the possibilities are endless,” said head coach Marco Giuliacci