UWS Softball off to hot start

While a lot of UWS stu­dents were at home or on vaca­tion for spring break, our women’s soft­ball team was doing nei­ther. Instead, the UWS Lady Jack­ets were fight­ing for vic­to­ries in the Sun­shine State of Florida.

After get­ting off to a rocky start over their first five games (1–4), the Lady Jack­ets were able to turn things around over the next 12 games. UWS was able to win eight of them, includ­ing the last four in a row with three of the wins com­ing via shutouts. The Lady Jack­ets got strong pitch­ing per­for­mances from Amanda Le Bard and Nicolle Gross over the four-game win­ning streak. Ash­ley Mar­tin leads all Lady Jacket hit­ters in bat­ting aver­age (.425), slug­ging per­cent­age (.600), hits (17), and runs scored (12).

After the 8–4 road trip, the Lady Jack­ets improved their over­all record to 9–8 on the sea­son. From here on out, the Lady Jack­ets are slated to play 16 of their next 20 games against con­fer­ence oppo­nents. Thank­fully, the weather has been nicer as of late, but it takes a few days to prep the field in order for it to be in play­ing con­di­tion. The Lady Jack­ets’ next game is slated for Sat­ur­day, April 6th at UW-Stevens Point.

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