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.