The girls have yet to win a game but I expect to see them pick up the pace as they get things together for the rest of the season. We have the offense and now need to focus on improving our defense. Natalie Knowlton is improving with her accuracy pitching as reducing the walks is critical, but we have to play defense behind her if we are going to beat the better teams.
The girls softball team lost to Searsport 12-1 on May 6. Searsport has a strong pitcher with a solid catcher and it’s the fastest pitching we will see all year. Natalie Knowlton had 6 strikeouts with 9 walks, giving up 11 hits. We started well in this game but hits, errors, and a few walks gave Searsport five runs in the third inning to put us behind 6-0.
Our defense was decent, but without a solid offense, we couldn’t keep up with Searsport. We did manage a few hits after we caught up with the fast pitching, with Allyson Eaton getting two singles and Morgan Shepard and Natalie Knowlton each with a single.
The girls lost to George Stevens 12-9 on May 11. Natalie Knowlton had 4 strikeouts and 8 walks, but what hurt us the most was our defense. We got in a hole early as GSA scored five runs in the first. We never recovered from that, but we did put up five runs in the seventh inning to make it interesting, and had good offense all through the lineup.