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Cape Hatteras’ ballplaying seniors salute – The Coastland Times

Cape Hatteras’ ballplaying seniors salute – The Coastland Times

Cape Hatteras’ ballplaying seniors saluted

Published at 11:05 AM on Thursday, May 9, 2024

At the final softball and baseball games at home, Cape Hatteras Secondary School salutes its senior players.

These three seniors played four years of high school softball.

Grace Vernesoni, who plays third base, also played basketball for three years. She plans to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, study neuroscience and statistics, and then go to medical school.

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Abby O’Neal, the team’s catcher, also played basketball for four years and was in the school’s award-winning marching band for two years. She plans to attend North Carolina State University as a major in education.

Taylor Mabry also played three years of basketball and her senior year of volleyball. She plans to pursue a career as a lawyer. Taylor, a right-handed pitcher, had an earned run average of 1.59 this season. She pitched the last home game for the Lady Hurricanes.

This year’s softball team posted a 5-7 overall record and a 4-3 Atlantic Six 1A Conference record. In the senior night game against Columbia, Cape Hatteras won the game 16-6 in five innings with Mabry pitching.

For the baseball team, Mari Dove is the lone senior this season. He broke his arm earlier this season. After graduation, he plans to travel and then attend the College of The Albemarle. Dove played on a team with five freshmen, eight sophomores and one junior.

The Cape Hatteras baseball team’s 2024 season record was 4-11 overall and 2-7 in the Atlantic Six 1A Conference.