Optimism and challenges for Hatteras Secondary School baseball and softball teams

By on March 24, 2024

By Joel Diaz | Outer Banks Voice

The Cape Hatteras Secondary School Hurricanes Varsity Baseball team, under the guidance of coach Keith Durham, has started the season with a 2-4 record. Notably, they clinched a doubleheader victory over Albemarle School on March 15. Looking ahead, the team prepares for its upcoming home contest against Mattamuskeet on Tuesday, March 26 at 5 p.m0.

Durham spoke to The Voice about the team’s progress, stating, “We are excited about the season, once the weather finally broke and let us get on the field.” He describes their early challenges, including a tough 10-0 loss against Manteo and a 16-6 loss against Northeastern. However, he notes improvement, particularly in the recent doubleheader wins over Albemarle School.

Despite their young lineup‚ÄĒprimarily sophomores and freshmen‚ÄĒthe team displays potential. Durham asserts, “We have moments where we show lots of promise, then as with all young teams, we have moments where it shows that we still have a lot to learn about the game.” Overall, the team remains bullish about their prospects for the season and the growth of their underclassmen in the next couple of years.

The Varsity Softball team at Cape Hatteras Secondary School, led by Coach Julianna Gorges, has begun the season with a 1-4 record, securing a victory against Northeastern by a score of 13-3 on March 13. The team is preparing for its upcoming home game against Mattamuskeet on Tuesday, March 26 at 5 p.m.

Gorges told The Voice that, “So far we‚Äôve faced some adversity, but we are remaining optimistic as growth is happening each day.” She highlights the team‚Äôs unity and support for each other stating, “We have a group of girls who share a genuine interest in seeing each other succeed, and they are each other’s biggest fans.”

With this mindset, the team aims to improve throughout the season. Gorges expresses confidence in the team’s collective effort, noting, “I truly think everyone is at an equal playing field, and contributing to our success equally.” Additionally, she acknowledges the leadership of seniors Mallory Saunders, Taylor Mabry, Abby O‚ÄôNeal, and Grace Vernesoni.



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