Assistant Sports Editor
This season for the Anchorwomen softball team has been an emotional roller coaster going back and forth and simply unable to find a rhythm with their style of play, especially throughout this week.
Starting the week off at home on Tuesday, April 12, the Anchorwomen would face off against the Corsairs of UMass Dartmouth in a doubleheader. Game 1 was a close game all the way through. Freshman Pitcher Abby Kidd battled all the way to the last inning and was just short of picking up the win on the mound.
Sophomore center fielder Avery Katz was able to lay down a bunt and send home the only run the Anchorwomen would score throughout. The Corsairs took the lead, 2-1, in the top of the seventh when sophomore third baseman Dyonna Rodas hit a bases-loaded RBI sacrifice fly. It was too late for the Anchorwomen to regain their lead and fight back. The Corsairs would take Game 1 in a 2-1 and the Anchorwomen would look to fight back in Game 2. However, the Corsairs had something else to say about that. In an incredibly high scoring game, the teams would combine to score 23 total runs, but still fall short in the last inning with the Corsairs scoring a total of 15 runs and taking the second win on the day 15-8.
With two straight home losses Tuesday, Thursday would bring new hope for this Anchorwomen team. Despite their negative away record at 0-6 going into this game on the road versus Worcester State University, they were able to go back to their winning ways taking both games in that double header. Game 1 they would leave Worcester scoreless and take a 1-0 win as Avery Katz hit the lead off single. Game 2 was back and forth, eventually coming down to the wire like most games the Anchorwomen have found themselves in this season.
The Anchorwomen were not done fighting as freshman right fielder Paige Jones crushed a game tying two-run double to keep the Anchorwomen afloat in the top of the seventh and force extra innings. To start in the top of the eighth, Anchorwomen would then bring home four runs as junior catcher Alexis Boyce delivered a big blow with a two-run single.
Worcester plated three runs in the home half of the eighth, but the Anchorwomen would go on to hold the sweep, 6-5.
Finally, to cap off the week with the team going back and forth in the wins and losses category, now 2-2 going into their last matchup against Plymouth state this past Friday. Despite them coming off an away double header, Plymouth state was in the same situation as well. Game 1 would end in a 3-1 loss as Abby Kidd picked up another loss as she has a 4-6 record now on the season at the circle. Along with that loss, Paige Jones was the only one able to bring home a run for the only run the Anchorwomen would score throughout seven innings. Game 2 the Anchorwomen wouldn't even find home plate as Plymouth state left them run less with a dominant 6-0 win.
As we continue to support and follow out Anchorwomen throughout this season, they look to go back to their winning ways to start the week on Tuesday April 19 against Western Connecticut State.
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