Rebels Softball Starts Season with 4-1 Record


Kevin Quinn

  After losing to Hopkinton in the first round of the playoffs last year, the Rebels look to bounce back this season in an effort to make the playoffs for the second time under coach Sprague.

On Monday, April 10, the Rebels opened up the season against the Milton Wildcats with a win. The Rebels had a rocky start after falling 2-0 in the first inning, but went on to win the game by slaughter rule with a final score of 15-7.

“The beginning of the game was pretty rough, but it was our first game and we really picked ourselves up after the second and third inning, and the game flowed smoothly after that,” said senior captain Michaela Federico.

Next, Walpole took on Dedham on Wednesday, April 12. The Rebels were able to hold on to an early lead to close out the game 6-4.

On Thursday, April 13, the Rebels played Brookline. Walpole overwhelmed the Warriors 10-0. During the win, junior Kate Wilmot had her first career no hitter.

“The game before I did not pitch that well but going into the Brookline game I felt great. All my pitches felt good and they were moving” said Wilmot.

Following their huge win over Brookline, Walpole took on King Philip on Wednesday, April 19. The game went back and forth throughout, but the Rebels lost 11-8. Walpole had two more games scheduled — Friday, April 21, against Oliver Ames, and Saturday, April 22, against Notre Dame Academy — but they were both postponed due to weather conditions.

After defeating the Needham Rockets 5-1, the Rebels are now 4-1.