The Upper Arlington High School softball team can't seem to catch a break this season in terms of its health.

The Upper Arlington High School softball team can't seem to catch a break this season in terms of its health.

The Golden Bears' 10-2 victory over Dublin Jerome on April 12 snapped a four-game losing streak and marked the only time through 12 games that each of their regular starters was in the lineup.

During that time, among those who missed at least one game were senior catcher Stephanie Turner, senior center fielder Mandie Abbruzzese and junior left fielder Laramie Abbruzzese. Turner missed five games, Mandie Abbruzzese missed three games and Laramie Abbruzzese missed a 13-2 loss to Thomas Worthington on April 19.

"We've had people who have been sick, and I haven't been this sick since my freshman year," Turner said. "When we've had everybody here, it's been phenomenal."

The absences of Turner and the Abbruzzese sisters had a significant impact on the Bears' offense.

Through 12 games, Mandie Abbruzzese was batting a team-best .516 with 11 runs, Laramie Abbruzzese was hitting .471 with 10 runs and Turner was batting .381 with a team-leading 10 RBI.

Mandie Abbruzzese batted leadoff during the loss to Thomas but also has hit third and cleanup. Turner batted fourth against the Cardinals.

The only players to play in each of UA's first 12 games were Mimi Bair, Hannah Benjamin, McKinly Vazquez and Julia Zwayer.

"We had our full team for one game (through 12 games) and we beat Dublin Jerome 10-2 when we did," coach Todd DelBoccio said.

•FIELDING UPS, DOWNS – DelBoccio couldn't be happier with the defensive play of his outfielders: senior Montana Henry in right field and the Abbruzzese sisters.

Henry, who missed three of the first 12 games, had one error in her first eight chances and Laramie Abbruzzese had two errors in her first 12 chances. Mandie Abbruzzese had no errors in her first nine games.

Thomas' Abby Zofchak hit a pair of home runs, including a grand slam, on April 19, but the Bears also allowed six unearned runs, DelBoccio said.

Bair and Emily Duhigg each had an RBI against the Cardinals, who scored seven runs in the second inning and four in the third against Benjamin and Vazquez.

Of the 50 runs Vazquez had allowed in her first 66 1/3 innings this season, only 24 were earned.

"We've had three games that we lost by one run because we've had too many errors," DelBoccio said. "You can't give a good team five outs."

•FINDING THEIR SPOTS – The Bears appear to have found a capable fourth outfielder in sophomore Annika Wachtman and a speedy option on the base paths in sophomore Meredith Lilley.

Through 12 games, Wachtman was hitting .313 with four RBI. Lilley had only two at-bats in the first four games that she played, but she had four stolen bases.

Junior Ava Esler batted only 11 times through 12 games but filled in at catcher when Turner was out.

"Annika Wachtman is a very athletic kid and she's been doing extremely well in the outfield," DelBoccio said. "Meredith Lilley comes in and pinch runs and is very aggressive."