By Louie Galdos
Elm Staff Writer
This past week in softball, the Shorewomen went on the road Wednesday, April 17 versus Immaculata University, then played at home on Saturday, April 20 versus Ursinus College for the senior day double header.
The Shorewomen had a difficult task coming into this past week. Every single game was used all seven innings.
On Wednesday, April 17, the Shorewomen travelled to Pennsylvania for some out-of-Conference competition. Against Immaculata, the Shorewomen lost both games. In the first game, they lost 6-1 and in the second they lost 3-1.
Sophomore outfielder Amelia Mazza gave her perspective on the team’s strategy and goal going into Wednesday’s game.
“Our strategy for Wednesday’s game was to put it all out on the field no matter what happened,” she said. “It wasn’t a Conference game, but we couldn’t take them lightly.”
These losses put the Shorewomen’s overall standing at 10-24-1.
On Saturday, April 20, the Shorewomen celebrated the three seniors on the team and hosted Ursinus College for a double header. Washington College softball will say goodbye to seniors Regan Horan, Kerrigan Buck, and Maddie Bennett.
“Saturday’s games are a must win,” Coach Lister said, on Friday, the day before, “We need to have quality at bats and play solid defense.”
Despite the Shorewomen’s efforts, though, the Bears topped WC in both games.
In game one, the Shorewomen lost 7-3. In game two, they lost 3-0. The Shorewomen gave a valiant effort and left it all on the field. Ursinus is currently 7-4 in the Centennial Conference while WC is 3-8-1, so competition was tough and even.
Overall, it was a good day for the Shorewomen as they celebrated and thanked the three seniors for their four years of dedication, focus, and passion put toward the softball program as student-athletes.
“The seniors bring something special to the team that we should all look up to,” Mazza said. “Horan and I have bonded this year playing the same position and she has been a great supporter, always helping me improve.”
As expected, seniors leave impacts on the returning team as leaders and memorable teammates.
“Buck always has such a positive attitude that radiates throughout the team creating such a happy atmosphere,” Mazza said. “And Bennett always knows what to say when anyone is in a slump or the team needs a good hype-woman.”
Coach Lister also reflected on the three seniors’ time at WC. Each of them had “a lot of great moments,” according to Lister.
“Horan hit the game winner against Franklin & Marshall College in her freshman year, Bennett pitched her first-ever seven-inning no-hitter in program history against Swarthmore College, and Buck stepped up to help our team out behind the plate in her senior year,” Lister said.
The team will play on Tuesday, April 23 at home versus Swarthmore College and again on Saturday, April 27 at Gettysburg College for their last games of the season.