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Mistakes :ostl[y for ladyVikings vs. Seaford By Susan Frederick Perfect "spring break" sun and sky gave no break to the Cape Henlopen softball team as they weathered a 4-2 loss to Seaford on Monday. The loss dropped the Vikings to 2-6 on the season as the Blue Jays improved to 5-4. Seven proved unlucky to the Vikings as they left seven on base - twice with bases loaded - and gave up seven hits in the losing ef- fort. "We made a couple mistakes, - but we played tough. So far, the ball has not been falling our way," said Viking coach Bill Cordrey. "We only had three errors, but they all happened at the same time. That's been the story of our season so far." Cape's three errors occurred in the third inning. Those three er- rors and two Seaford base hits in the same inning provided a 3-0 Blue Jay advantage which Cape was never able to overcome. Cape answered in the fourth as Viking short stop Katie Delcampo rifled a double to score Jackie Warrington. Senior Katie Rickards singled and scored off a Seaford error in the fifth to bring the Cape to within one at 3-2 at the top of the fifth. But Blue Jay Wendy Mahr's timely double put Beth Chaffinch on third; and Devon Borga, who was good for three hits that day, drove Chaffinch home for the eventual winning margin. Two outstanding plays at the bottom of the sixth by Viking sec- ond baseman Katie Rickards stopped a Seaford threat and kept Cape in the game for a rally in the final innning of play. Despite a bases-loaded seventh started by senior q'racy Hudson's walk and two singles by Rickards and Lakesha Maull, however, Angle Moon photo Cape pitcher M/chelle Manship unleashes a delivery in a loss against Seaford Monday afternoon. Cape was unable to close in On the Blue Jays as pinch runner Shelly Sentman found herself squeezed out at the plate and center fielder Allison Griffith hit into a double play. "We have 10 games to play," said Cordrey. "We can hit as well as anybody. We need to hit into the open field. So far, we've been hitting fight at people. We'll play the rest of our games one game at a time and see what happens." Seaford's Kristen Hassman gave up five hits and had one strikeout for the Blue Jays. Michelle Manship took the loss for Cape. Official Gifts & Apparel Cape faces Henlopen North leader Sussex Central on the Georgetown Little League field Friday at 11 a.m. in a spring break tournament featuring Cape, Sus- sex, Seaford and Indian River. Seaford and the River play at the same time on the high school field. Winners and losers play at 1 p.m. on the Little League and Sus- sex fields, respectively. "Knocking Central off would definitely be the highlight of the season so far," said Cordrey. ....  C ' day, Apri121..April.Y/,,.191..,-49 VikingsspHt doUbleheaders with Seaford and Lake Forest By Dave Frederick Cape Henlopen baseball's greatest hits album received two new entries last Saturday after- noon, ,pril 15. Paul Sponaugle and Chris Irelan produced timely seventh inning bases loaded RBI hits as Cape came from behind, knocking pre- viously- unbeaten Lake Forest from the ranks of the unbeaten, winning 8-7. Sponaugle and Irelan each took one for the team as being hit is as good as a hit when the bases are loaded. Last week the Vikings were held hitless by the Smyrna Eagles, but were still able to squeak out a 3-2 win. "We were due for a break," said first year head coach Barry Lynch after the win over Smyrna. "Actu- ally we made some great defen- sive plays to preserve that victo- ry." Lake Forest won the first game of Saturday's doubleheader, 5-2, despite a strong pitching effort from Joe Bekeshka. 'q'he pair of doubleheaders over a three day period has forced our hand at developing young pitch- ers," Lynch said. "There are some talented young prospects in the system." Despite a fine performance on the mound last Saturday, Viking hurler Joe Bekeshka was saddled with the loss. Cape split with the Seaford Blue Jays last Monday, winning the first game 13-5 while drop- ping the second 7-5. Ben Evick led the offensive charge in the Cape victory, crack- ing a two-run homer, while Nel- son Hatter was 2-for-3 at the plate. Evick raised his season pitching record to 4-1. Cape's record now stands at 5-4 overall and 2-2 in Henlopen Con- ference play. The Vikings state tournament hopes remain alive and well. 3o00.-644-00.85o ..... %.z :7:ii =- ....... (GARDENS & NURSERY ROSES FOR SPRING PLANTING No. 1 Grade Everblooming Roses