Ashland-Greenwood softball pink sizzling on the proper time | Sports activities
(Ashland) — Ashland-Greenwood softball has turned a significant nook over the past couple weeks, and it culminated this previous weekend with a championship on the Nebraska Capitol Convention Match.
“We began clicking in methods we hadn’t,” Coach Amber Dutcher instructed KMA Sports activities. “We’re beginning to play our greatest ball. I feel the ladies are realizing their errors and beginning to really feel the strain of the tip of the season.”
The Bluejays (11-12) opened the 12 months 4-10, however they’ve since gained seven of their previous 9, together with a 12-4 win over Cass on Tuesday night. The massive stretch, although, was outscoring their three NCC Match foes — Cass, Syracuse and Raymond Central — by a mixed 26-9 to seize the title.
“We play quite a lot of Saturday tournaments and three-game Saturdays,” Coach Dutcher stated. “That third sport has been a problem for us traditionally. We’re a morning crew, and we all the time come out (nicely).
“However form of sustaining that over a three-game sequence has been troublesome. That was essentially the most refreshing factor is seeing it proceed into that third sport and ending that third sport. It wasn’t essentially good, however that they had the struggle and it ended up in our favor.”
Maybe one a part of the sluggish begin and sizzling play of late is the ingratiation of some new faces within the lineup. A kind of is junior first baseman and Gretna switch Kealyn Fisher, who’s main the crew with a .521 batting common, 38 hits, 31 RBI and 5 dwelling runs. Fisher is joined by her twin sister Amber as new faces within the lineup.
“It’s all the time form of fascinating to have women are available as juniors,” Dutcher stated. “You don’t know the way they’re going to slot in with the group, however they only mesh so nicely with our crew, and I feel they love being Bluejays.”
Amber Fisher is hitting .378 with eight extra-base hits and 23 RBI. In the meantime, junior Devin Rodgerson has pushed in 27 runs and hit 4 dwelling runs, senior leadoff hitter Kiara Libal has eight doubles amongst 27 hits and has scored a team-high 29 runs and junior Piper Boggs is hitting .414 with 19 RBI. Senior Camryn Ray and different juniors Alexa Meyer-Bundy and Danielle Tonjes have been different common members of the lineup.
Junior Tatum Gossin has been the crew’s major pitcher, making 18 appearances on the season. Fellow junior Hannah Keith, sophomore Kaitlin Pfeiffer and freshman Kealie Riecken have additionally made a number of appearances.
“This group has been by way of so much,” Coach Dutcher added. “Now we have quite a lot of juniors and seniors, and so they aren’t going to be happy until we see a state look. I feel that’s all the time been the objective, no matter a few of the struggles. It’s simply attempting to work out a few of the struggles and inconsistencies, however I feel that’s the place their head is at.”
Ashland-Greenwood is again in motion on Thursday for his or her ultimate common season non-tournament sport after they meet winless Fort Calhoun. They end the season with a visit to Yutan for a match on Saturday.
Coach Dutcher made her feedback on Upon Additional Overview’s KMAland Catch Up on Wednesday. Hearken to the whole interview beneath.