On Friday May 17, BSGE’s girls softball team, Lady Sting, was defeated in a tough game against Metropolitan Campus in the second round of the playoffs, 10-1. Metropolitan, who were seeded #2 in the playoff brackets, advanced to the quarterfinals while Baccalaureate’s playoff run was over. Despite the difficult loss, the game marked the end of a great season for the team, who ended up with a final record of 13-5, including one win and one loss in the playoffs.
The season kicked off on March 22, with many new faces on the team. Five freshmen were added to the starting lineup. The team did well considering the number of rookies playing. “The season was a huge success,” Coach Virge Ramos said. The team cruised into the playoffs, led by pitcher Olivia Witting ‘14, Coach Ramos and Coach Potter, and assistant coach Steve Witting. After ending the season with a record of 12-4, Lady Sting was seeded #15 in the playoffs, and made it to the second round of the citywide post-season after beating Brooklyn Studio 5-2 at Randalls Island (See story). BSGE played and lost to Metropolitan Campus at their home field in Forest Park.
Although the team is celebrating a successful year, the season ended on a bittersweet note with team captains and seniors Wendy Nulty ‘13, second base, and Jessica Koziol ‘13, catcher, graduating from BSGE this year. This was also the last season for student manager Kyle Diangkinay ‘13. “The seniors’ dedication to the team was unwavering, no matter what you asked of them,” Coach Ramos said. “And Kyle is unreplaceable,” he added.
Lady Sting held their annual barbeque after completing the regular season and plan to continue the celebrations with a team dinner soon. They are looking to come back even stronger next year despite the loss of two key players. “I have high hopes for every team,” explained Coach Ramos. “In my eyes, if you work hard and are committed, you will have a successful team.”