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. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.