Words: Giana Han
The Centennial softball team said farewell to their regular season on May 5 in a game against Glenelg.
Seniors Sarah Adams and Emily Bowman have contributed to the Centennial softball program for the past four years, and the Eagles celebrated their seniors and their last regular home game with flying banners, food, and speeches.
Unfortunately, they were not able to celebrate with a win, and lost to the Gladiators 12-1.
The Eagles were able to hit, but they were not able to finish consistently and bring their base runners home. Josefine Jensen was the only Eagle who made it across the plate when Emily Allen’s triple brought her home. Allen, however, was left stranded on third.
Although Bowman had a number of strike-outs, Glenelg’s bats were hot. They had a number of consecutive hits, which were able to bat in runs.
Going into the sixth inning, the Gladiators were only up 2-1. However, one of the Gladiators sent a ball flying over the fence for a home run, bringing in two runs, and pushing the score to 4-1. Bowman and the Eagles were able to get two outs, but the Gladiators were able to muster a two out rally and score six more runs.
Glenelg sealed the deal in the seventh with two more runs, while the Eagles were quickly thrown out at first or struck out. The game ended 12-1.
The Centennial baseball team fared better against the Gladiators, pulling out with a 5-2 win. They also celebrated their senior night and their last game of the regular season.
The Eagles will continue on into the play-offs from here. After the season ends, Bowman, the softball pitcher, will go on to play softball in college for Swarthmore, and Daniel Sterenberg has committed to play for Pikesville University.