Our team's batting and base running practice over the last few weeks really shined through against W&M. Olivia Pear '21 and Mackenzie Caruso '22 led the team in RBIs, each with four, and Olivia showed off her hard work on slap hitting to successfully bring in two runs on slaps in both the 2nd and 6th innings. Jocelyn Ram '20 nearly gave the ball a new area code with a ground-rule double to left center in the 4th that brought in another run for the team. With KO up 12-8 in the 6th and bases loaded, Brie Toedt '21 solidified our lead by threading the needle with a clutch grounder up the middle for two of her three total RBIs. All around, we were swinging the bats and using aggressive but focused base running to cash in on hits and walks.
It was the hard work put into defense that bought the team the time we needed to really get the bats going. On defense, the Wyverns pulled off two 1-2-3 innings, one of which (the bottom of the 6th) was a clinical, clean-sweep triple strikeout by pitcher Kyra Dunnirvine '23. Throughout the game, Ava Radmanovich '21 was a living, breathing brick wall at shortstop, stopping hard-hit grounders on either side and following up with quick, precise throws to earn us much needed outs at 1st base. Olivia and Jocelyn held the corners in the infield and put an end to a few smashed grounders to get us out of some tough situations.
With some reassuring results that our practices are setting us in the right direction, we move on to the next game, ready to take those steps forward.
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