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Lancer Softball strikes out opponents, hits way to first place

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Senior Andi Nelson has been lights out when she steps on the rubber for Lancer Softball.

Senior Andi Nelson has been lights out when she steps on the rubber for Lancer Softball.

Photo Courtesy of Lisa Nelson

Photo Courtesy of Lisa Nelson

Senior Andi Nelson has been lights out when she steps on the rubber for Lancer Softball.

Nick Scarfo, Sports Editor

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Girls’ and Boys’ Lacrosse seems to be the buzz around the school during the Spring sports season. That’s understandable considering both teams have winning records and have picked up some huge victories.

However, one sport that is not in the spotlight with the lacrosse teams, but deserves to be is Softball.

The girls started the season rattling off eight straight wins before dropping their first contest yesterday 3-0 to Salem.

Despite that first loss, the girls hold an 8-1 record, good for the best in Division I.

Every good team, no matter the sport needs to gel together in order to be successful, and according to senior captain Elizabeth DeVoss, no team meshes together like these girls.

“Our personalities work very well together,” DeVoss said. “If a team doesn’t have good dynamics then they aren’t a team.”

Coming together as a team isn’t the only thing these girls have done well on the diamond. They have hit the ball very well so far this season. Cassidy Raza leads the team with an outstanding .448 batting average, followed by Lauren Misiaszek, Sarah Fawcett, and DeVoss who all have batting averages well over .300.

When a team can hit the ball, they can get on base, and when they get on base, they have an opportunity to score runs. During their eight game win streak, the girls outscored their opponents 51-12. That doesn’t come from just hitting, because you need to prevent the other teams from scoring runs.

Guess what? The pitching has been really good as well.

Senior Andi Nelson has led the way so far this season. She has started seven of nine games and has compiled a 6-1 record with an outstanding ERA of 1.29.

The loss to Salem seems to be a blip on the radar, and the team is looking ahead to their next game tomorrow, which is at home vs. Timberlane at 4:00.

 

 

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