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Sarah Dawson, Courtney Zambello a formidable tandem in circle for Mass Drifters 18U team

With the Mass Drifters 18U Gold team this summer, Courtney Zambello (left) has posted a 0.84 earned run average with 117 strikeouts, while Sarah Dawson has compiled an 1.40 ERA with 95 strikeouts.
With the Mass Drifters 18U Gold team this summer, Courtney Zambello (left) has posted a 0.84 earned run average with 117 strikeouts, while Sarah Dawson has compiled an 1.40 ERA with 95 strikeouts.Peter Cappiello

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Sarah Dawson started every game in the circle during an unbeaten regular-season run for the Bridgewater-Raynham girls’ softball team this past spring. She finished 23-1 for a Trojan squad that was eliminated by eventual state champion Milford High in the Division 1 South tournament.

She carried that momentum over to Carol Savino’s Mass Drifters Gold 18U showcase team this summer. Through 102 innings this season, she has compiled a 1.40 earned run average with 95 strikeouts, 63 hits, and 29 walks. And after a few struggles at midseason, she has regained her mental poise. A rising junior, she has had to learn how to share the ball and effectively polish her pitches because she has shared the circle with Courtney Zambello, a senior-to-be at Cardinal Spellman in Brockton.

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