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Capital High School’s fastpitch team hosted Black Hills High School on Thursday, March 14, 2024 at the RAC in Lacey to start the spring sports fastpitch season for the teams. The Lady Wolves won 12-2 taking an early lead they wouldn’t release. Both teams look to build on younger squads as they prepare for league play starting later this month.

Black Hills scored early with two runs in the first and another two in the second. Sophomore EVCO (Evergreen Conference) all-league shortstop Kailey Miller set the tone early after she launched a bomb in the top of the first over the center field fence. Miller also walked three times on the day for the Lady Wolves. The Wolves had 10 hits as a team and had strong contributions from Maddie Mounts and Madi Malone. Mounts, playing third, went 2 for 5 with three runs and a base on balls and Malone also had two hits and three RBIs.

Head coach Mike Vessey was pleased with the energy his team had. “We are a younger team and we don’t have any seniors this year so I’m excited to see how we continue to grow moving forward,” Vessey remarked after the game. “This year we have a great group of girls that are athletic and I have some great coaches so I’m excited to see how we can continue to improve in the field and at the plate.”

Capital was led by Malia Kolle who had one RBI and went two for three on the day.

Capital head coach Amanda Beers thought her team played well in the field on defense. “We are a young team and I’m ready to keep improving on the year,” Beers stated. “I love my team’s chemistry and work ethic and I hope we just keep improving in practice and on the field as I know they have a lot of unlocked potential.”

Both teams move on to nonleague play as Capital hosts Lakes on Friday, March 22, before beginning 3A SSC (South Sound Conference) play. Black Hills travels to Tenino to play the Beavers on Monday, March 18.

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