The Softball Team headed to Boca Raton this weekend to play in the annual Owl Classic Tourney. Overall the ladies had a good day by splitting the two games. In the first game they mercied Florida Atlantic University 10-2 in 5 innings. In the second game they lost a close one to Long Island Universidy 2-1. The afternoon temperature was 72 degrees and not a cloud in sight.
Sara Driesenga was the hero in the first game vs our old friend and former Wolverine, Mandy Gardner. Sara went 2 for 2 with 5 RBIs and a run scored from a HR. Ashley Lane also hit a dinger. Sara was the winning pitcher by scattering 3 hits. She gave up 1 ER with 1 BB and 4 Ks. Great job Sara.
In the second game, the defense committed 3 errors in the 2-1 lose against LIU. Amy Knapp had the big gun by going 2 for 2 with a run scored. We ended up with 6 hits. Alice Fitzpatrick was the starting pitcher and took the loss. She pitched 2 innings and gave up both ERs. Sara came in and shut it down the rest of the game.
It is nice to see Coach Hutch give Alice some innings against quality opponents. This loss certainly hurts but the benefit to Alice and her growth certainly will benefit the team in years to come. We just could not string enough hits together to push across a few more runs.
Haylie Wagner is nursing a "boo-boo" and did not see any action. She is anxious to get out there, Im sure.