by Peter Gobeille and Theo Lebryk

 

On April 21, the Stuart softball team took on the Thomas Jefferson Colonials. The Raiders came into the game with a 2-6 record and were looking to get their third win in four games.

The Colonials were the first to score as they brought in two runners after an inside the park home run. This was a result of three throwing errors by the raiders’ infield. The Colonials then brought in another runner after another throwing error making it a 3-0 game at the end of the third inning.

The infield errors for the Raiders became an ongoing theme as the colonials brought in two more runners in the 4th as a result of more field errors, putting them in a 5-0 hole going into the 5th inning.

The Raiders scored two runs in the sixth, but the colonials put the game away when they scored their sixth run in the seventh, sealing a victory for Jefferson.

While the raiders were unable to win, their only problem seemed to have been fielding, which is a fixable issue.

While the raiders were unable to win against Mount Vernon, they did play Edison the next day and were able to pull out a 12-8 victory. This was the third win this season for the raiders, which is the most the softball team has had in six years.

The Raiders were powered by seven different players bringing in runs. Sophomore Isabelle Nadler and junior Angelina Clapp each brought in three runs.

“It was a great victory and we kept our energy up all night,” senior Katherine Ackley said. The win was a total team effort, and they will be looking to have more games like this one in their final five games of the season.