Softball Updates: Whitman and Churchill

Jessica Evans, Online Editorial Editor

Games: April 4 vs. Whitman, April 6 at Churchill

Score: 2-3 Loss, 1-2 Loss

Highlights: Against Whitman, junior centerfielder Sarah Bernstein got two base-hits, by laying down bunts, running out the throws made by the Vikings and hitting a base-hit from the right-side of the plate towards the end of the game. Against Churchill,  senior co-captain Katie Levingston went 2-4 at the plate and junior Bethany Buel went 2-3 at the plate and pitched seven strikeouts.

MVP: Sarah Bernstein (Whitman), Bethany Buel (Churchill)

Player’s Insight: (Against Whitman) “We adjusted well to the pitcher and we were able to take advantage of bases whenever possible,”  said junior Sarah Bernstein.  “What we need to work on is quickening up our transitions to execute our throws. Coming within one run of them was a huge improvement from last year, though. We really turned the game around and didn’t get discouraged if they got a few early runs.”

Coach’s Insight: Against Whitman: “I was very pleased with how we played and our willingness to play strong through the end,” said coach Jamie Ahearn. “We almost came back to win in the bottom of the seventh. We still need to work on some minor errors, nothing I’m too worried about, but those can be the difference in a win and a loss.  And, we need to continue to push ourselves with the bat.  We are hitting well but I’m hoping for more consistency at the plate and getting more clutch base-hits,” said Ahearn.

Record: 3-4