Assistant Sports Editor
Anchorwomen softball was off to a slow start to start the 2022 season. After a tough three-game losing streak, the team was able to regain their winning ways in a double-header on their home field against Roger Willimas this past Wednesday, March 30. Still yet to play a conference match, the Anchorwomen have now advanced to 4-4 overall.
Diving into game one, it was a hard-fought battle all the way through. Freshman pitcher, Abby Kid, fired her first career No-Hitter on the mound, leaving Roger Williams scoreless the entire length of the game. The offense started in the bottom of the second inning when Junior catcher Alexis Boyce roped a home run deep into left-center field. This would give the Anchorwomen an early 1-0 lead. Scoring one more run in the bottom of the fourth, the Anchorwomen would then go on to score two more runs in the upcoming innings. Sophomore center fielder Avery Katz and Senior second baseman Katrina Kazen each drove in a run to advance the score 4-0 over Roger Williams.
No luck in game one for the visitors, and the Anchorwomen intended to keep it that way. Game two started off hot with the team scoring five runs over the first two innings, with Sophomore first baseman Katelyn Ashe driving in four by herself. Ashe has had a tremendous season so far for the Anchorwomen behind the plate with a .320 batting average and 8 RBI. The offense would follow in Ashe's footsteps scoring nine total runs. On the defensive end, Sophomore pitcher Tatiana Burcy pitched four innings in another win on the season for herself, making her record on the mound 2-1. The rest of the way through Roger Williams was only able to score three runs, one coming from the bottom of the first and second inning, and one late down the stretch in the bottom of the seventh. The Anchorwomen showed no mercy and left Roger Williams with no time left to make a comeback in their 9-3 victory.
With these back-to-back wins from the Anchorwomen, they look to continue their momentum as they face up against UMass Boston to open up conference play in yet another home double-header. Come show the softball team support at 1pm and 3pm on April 2nd, or tune into the live broadcast on goanchormen.com
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