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On Tuesday, the team took a five-minute ride to Langley High School and defeated the Saxons 17-15 in a nine-inning game. What started out looking like a low-scoring game turned into a slugfest. Potomac’s 23-hit attack was led by Alexis Vaughan ’25 and Sloane Escobar ’25, with four hits each. Anna Castellano ’26, Erika Castellano ’23, and Abby Rebhan ’24 had three hits each.
The team also traveled to Fredericksburg Christian to play the number two-seeded team in the VISAA Division 2. Potomac came out strong in the first inning scoring four runs, aided by a two-run homer by Paige Schedler ’25. Potomac scored in every inning except one and concluded the scoring with a solo homer by Hayley Richardson ’24. In addition to the homers, Potomac’s attack was led by E. Castellano, Rebhan, and Richardson, with three hits each, and A. Castellano had two singles. Rebhan pitched a complete game allowing one run while striking out eight. The final score was 11-1, and Potomac remains the number two-seeded team in Division 1 of the VISAA.
During the second week of Spring Break the varsity softball team competed at the Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida, going 5-0. They defeated Blair Academy (NJ) 3-0 behind the two-hit pitching of Alexis Vaughan ’25 and Abby Rebhan ’24. They combined for 12 strikeouts. Potomac’s seven-hit attack was led by Fae Butler ’24 and Paige Schedler ’25 with two hits each. They also had big wins against Grove City Christian (OH), The Pingry School (NJ), St. Luke School (CT), and Green Farm Academy (CT).
Against Grove City Christian (17-0), Vaughan and Rebhan combined for a no-hitter; Potomac’s offense was led by Rebhan with three hits, including a triple and four runs batted in (RBIs), Vaughan with three hits including a double, Erika Castellano ’23 with two doubles and two runs batted in. Sloan Escobar ’25 had a triple and drove in three runs and Shelby Willcox ’23 also drove in three runs. Against The Pingry School (9-2), Potomac’s 12-hit attack was led by Rebhan with three hits, including two doubles and five RBIs, Anna Castellano ’26, Vaughan, and E. Castellano had two hits each. Willcox also contributed with a triple.
Against St. Luke School (4-1) the team had a 14 strikeout performance from Rebhan. Potomac had 10 hits on offense, with the Castellano sisters, Rebhan, and Vaughan each having two hits and Sam Taylormoore ’23 and Hayley Richardson ’24 each having a base hit. Rebhan started the scoring for Potomac with a solo homer in the first inning. In the final game, Potomac defeated the Green Farm Academy (15-4). Potomac had fifteen hits, led by E. Castellano with three hits and two hits by Butler and Taylormoore. Multiple players had single hits including Addie Wolff ’26 and Rebhan hit a three-run homer. The team played excellent defense led by infielders Butler, Zora Burrell ’25, Schedler, and the Castellano sisters.
After winning the ISL Softball Tournament for the third year the Varsity softball team moved on to the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA) State Tournament. Last Tuesday the Panthers played Collegiate in the Quarterfinals and won 18-0. Yanna Bravewolf '22 pitched a two-hitter and Potomac had 16 hits including three each by Bravewolf and Eva Butler '22. Abby Rebhan '24 and Paige Schedler '25 each had two hits. Butler had five runs batted in and Shelby Willcox '23 had three runs driven in.
The team then traveled to Dinwiddle County last Thursday to play Trinity Episcopal in the semi-finals taking home a 13-6 victory. Potomac met Bishop O'Connell for the State Championship in Dinwiddie for an extremely hot game. Although Potomac played hard and battled throughout the game, they came up short 7-2.
Senior captains Bravewolf and Butler, led Potomac to a 19-2 record in 2021 and Potomac's record during their four-year softball career was 56-5. Both Yanna and Eva will be missed next year, but the future looks bright for the softball team with 10 returning players.