Athlete Of The Week: Caroline DiGiovanni

By: Brad Joyal

Topics: Athlete of the Week

Monomoy senior Caroline DiGiovanni. BRAD JOYAL PHOTO

There’s just something about hitting a home run that feels good. It feels even better, according to Monomoy senior third baseman Caroline DiGiovanni, if the homer comes on the first pitch of an at-bat.

DiGiovanni knocked a two-run home run in the fourth inning of Monday’s game at Sandwich and finished 4 for 6 with three RBIs to lift the Sharks to a 15-9 victory over the Blue Knights.

“Hitting a home run is obviously the best feeling,” said DiGiovanni, a Harwich resident. “Especially off the first pitch. It gets the bench really hyped up.”

As impressive as DiGiovanni was in the batter’s box, she also helped preserve the win with her glove in the field at third base.

Her ability to not only hit the ball but also play defense makes her a key contributor, according to Monomoy coach Stacy Yarnall.

“Fielding-wise, nothing really gets by her and she’s not afraid to dive,” Yarnall said. “She’s aggressive with her bat and rarely strikes out — she always makes contact.”

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