Softball improves, finishes season on high note

Bryan Grabauskas

The softball team began the season with three invites against several teams that stretched across multiple days.

The team had a rough start to the season, as they lost nine out of their first 11 games. Then, in the third event, five of the six matches ended in favor of the Ichabods.

Three of the four games after that were victories. This is where the team’s most dominant performance occurred. They defeated Lincoln University 7-0. After that, the losses started to rack up after the team dropped seven straight games.

That slump prompted the team to perform at a higher level and win 10 out of their 15 games from March to April. Then, the team would again stumble into losing seven games in their next ten outings. The season ended on a high note, however, with the Ichabods winning their final two games of the season.

I was proud of the growth that took place over the course of the season,” said Brenda Holaday, coach of the softball team. “We played our best ball the last two weeks on the road against great teams. Our seniors laid the foundation for making some important changes in the program. I am excited about the future of Ichabod softball.”

Indeed, there was improvement from last season. The team achieved six more wins overall than last season and four more wins in conference play.

Erica Harper was selected to the First-team All-MIAA team. Harper was also selected as the team’s MVP. Harper has 15 multi-hit games, which leads the team. She also sets the bar with a .357 batting average and has a team-high 56 hits and 10 home runs. She is also tied for the team lead with 27 RBI.

Kelsee Henry was selected as an honorable mention to the All-MIAA team.

Savannah Moore was selected as an honorable mention to the All-MIAA team. Moore bat .296 with 45 hits and 11 doubles. She is second on the team with seven home runs. She leads the Ichabods with seven multi-RBI games.