WHS Softball Squad Blanks Broncos 8-0 To Remain Unbeaten

Wellington pitcher Kate Desimone directs her focus on the plate as she makes the pitch.

The Wellington High School softball team hosted crosstown rival Palm Beach Central High School on Wednesday, March 13 and blanked the Broncos 8-0 to remain unbeaten at 7-0.

The Wolverine workhorse of the night was pitcher Kate Desimone, who pitched a complete game with 12 strikeouts, gave up just a single hit and belted a three-run homer to help navigate Wellington to the win.

Nelia Peralta went three-for-three at the plate on the night. Her first came in the bottom of the first inning with a one-run double to put Wellington up early 1-0. The Wolverines would notch a second run to enter the second inning with a 2-0 lead. Desimone had already recorded three strikeouts by the conclusion of the second inning.

By the fourth inning, Wellington extended its lead to 4-0. Alexis Mobilia smacked a one-run single to lift the Wolverine lead to 5-0 in the fifth inning. Desimone launched her three-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning, to deep center field, that cleared the fence to propel the Wolverines to an 8-0 advantage. That score would stick until the Broncos’ final at-bat.

With the loss, Palm Beach Central fell to 4-7 on the season.