Women’s softball in a skid

After a great start to the season, something has gone terribly wrong.The women sluggers have lost eight in a row as they headed toward a quarterfinal match with division foe Mt. Ida.

The biggest losses of the stretch came during a weekend matchup with University of Maine-Farmington and Thomas College. It was a pitching duel between Castleton and Thomas as the Spartans lost the double header 2-1 and 2-0. The next day, Castleton couldn’t solve the hitting of UMaine-Farmington as they went down 8-3 in both contests.

Against Thomas, Angie Carpenter pitched the first game, going the distance and only allowing three hits and striking out three, but getting the loss. In the nightcap, Castleton just couldn’t swing the bat right as the Lady Spartans struck out eight times in the game.

In the double header versus UMaine-Farmington, the offense was still sputtering. Anita Dixon led the offense going 3 for 4 with a homerun and two RBI. In the nightcap, Castlleton allowed one big inning as UMF scored seven runs in third and they couldn’t catch them.

“Our offense has been struggling. Our defense is awesome though. Hopefully our bats will be back in time for playoffs,” starting pitcher, Angie Carpenter said.

The Spartans hosted Mt. Ida on Tuesday, May 2, with the winner advancing to the semifinals this weekend. The Spartan went to press Monday night.

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