Apex (5-6-2, 5-5-2) still has time to creep up the standings in a stacked Southwest Wake Athletic Conference – all but one of the Cougars’ five games are against conference foes – but it won’t be easy.
Catrine made the varsity as a junior, but what he didn’t know was by his senior year he’d be in the middle of a lineup featuring fourth-year varsity player Ryan Rizk and third-year varsity players Brycen Braswell and Kyle Jackson.
Holly Springs (9-2, 6-0) sits atop the Southwest Wake Athletic Conference standings and is close to matching last year’s win total of 13. The Hawks haven’t won the conference since going back-to-back in 2011 and 2012, when Holly Springs won the 4A East regional final both times.
Leading the way are sophomores Madison Golas, Cecilia Pasquarella and Alyssa Smith. Golas is hitting a whopping .520, Pasquarella .472 (with four doubles and two homers) and Smith .355 with two homers and 11 RBIs.