Douglas County High starters hit by quarantine order

Posted 9/28/20

Douglas County's softball has learned how to deal with the adversity of being behind late this season but the Huskies had to handle another type of adversity in their Continental League game against …

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Douglas County High starters hit by quarantine order

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Douglas County's softball has learned how to deal with the adversity of being behind late this season but the Huskies had to handle another type of adversity in their Continental League game against Regis Jesuit on Sept. 25.

Three starters on the Huskies team were informed that they would have to go into two weeks of quarantine because of COVID-19. The players were not sick but they came in contact with a student that tested positive during one of their classes.

Two teammates briefly got a false-alarm notification that they would also be quarantined.

The three players who didn't play in the 7-5 loss to Regis were Sydney Montoya, Alyssa Gutierrez and Emerson Williams.

“So 90 minutes before the Regis game, Sydney Montoya and Alyssa Gutierrez were notified by phone and email that they were to start quarantine,” explained coach Dane Craig. “Emerson Williams found out a week ago the same way.”

Montoya is the team's leading hitter with a .553 average and 10 of her 15 hits have gone for extra bases. Wilson is hitting. 395 and Gutierrez .375.

Douglas County managed only four hits against Regis but had runners on first and second in the top of the seventh when the potential rally was thwarted.

With still regular season games remaining, top-ranked in the CHSAANow.com poll Rock Canyon took a step toward securing the automatic conference state tourney berth that goes to the Continental League champion with an 11-1 victory over No. 7 Legend on Sept. 26.

— Jim Benton

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