The DHS girls’ softball team is off to fantastic start after a series of wins last week in which they out-scored their opponents by a 28-3 score.

The DHS girls’ softball team is off to fantastic start after a series of wins last week in which they out-scored their opponents by a 28-3 score.

With victories over Plymouth North (8-0), Hingham (16-3), and Scituate (4-0), the Lady Dragons are now at 5-0 as they approach the toughest part of their schedule.{sidebar id=4}

After shutting out Plymouth North to start the week, Duxbury traveled to Hingham to take on the Harborwomen and jumped on their hosts in the first inning with a pair of runs.

The lead didn’t last long, as Hingham got to starter Casey Ducinski for three runs in the bottom of the first that were aided by several Duxbury errors.

The Lady Dragons would ease their way past Hingham over the next few innings to take a 6-3 lead, and they exploded for seven runs in the fifth inning to break the game wide open while on their way to victory.

Ducinski ran her record to 4-0, as she struck-out nine and allowed just five hits.{sidebar id=1}

Duxbury had a big day at the plate, as Ducinski helped her own cause by going 3 for 4 and scoring four runs, while shortstop Nicole Forlizzi went 2 for 3 and scored five runs. While this duo was setting the table, Alanna Rourke (3 for 5/3 RBI) and Danielle Antonellis (3 for 5/2 RBI)  took care of cleaning the bases with some clutch hitting.

After the easy win, it was back to more serious business on Friday when Duxbury entertained Scituate and pitcher Kelly Naeglin.

Duxbury struck first in what has now become standard procedure, as Ducinski walked and stole two bases, setting the stage for Kayla McGillvray to drive her home with an RBI single.

Junior Jackie Cronin came up in the bottom of the third inning with two outs and delivered an insurance run for Duxbury when she singled to bring home Alanna Rourke who had doubled.

It was a pitcher’s duel through five innings, as Duxbury clung to a 2-0 lead.

But in the bottom of the sixth the Lady Dragons put some breathing room between themselves and the Sailors after there were two outs.

Forlizzi singled and immediately stole second with McGillvray at the plate. The junior crushed a ball to right that glanced off the outfield’s glove, bringing home Forlizzi and sending McGillvray to second. Rourke was happy to get the RBI opportunity and promptly singled to drive in the final run of the game.

Ducinski rang up her fifth win of the year by striking out seven and allowing just three hits.

Duxbury begins a brutal stretch of games this week that began on Monday at Silver Lake and continues today in Duxbury where the Lady Dragons take on perennial power Hanover at 3:30. On Friday the team will head to Brockton.{sidebar id=6}