Softball looking to make improvements

The Castleton Softball team heated up the bats this past weekend, but failed to come home with a victory after traveling to Virginia. The first game of the road trip versus Shenandoah ended at 13-2, with strong play from senior Caylee Fluery in the fourth inning leading off with a deep triple. Chelsea Crehan was walked and would end up in a pickle that would allow Fluery to score while Crehan slid
in safely back to first base avoiding the out.

“I wanted Caylee to put us on the board, so
I tried to be the best distraction possible and it
worked” said Crehan.

The following day, the Lady Spartans struggled
at the plate losing a pair of games versus the No. 16 nationally ranked team, Roanoke, and Mt. Aloysius of Pennsylvania.

At the mound for the Spartans was senior Emily Sweeney, playing four innings and giving up eight runs. Sweeney struck out one batter.

The second game of the day versus Mt. Aloysius was tight through the first six innings, but a grand slam in the sixth would lift the Mounties of Mt. Aloysius to the final score of 5-0, as the Spartans struggled to make a comeback.

Mt. Aloysius pitcher Kelsey Ikes struck out
six and finished with pitching a perfect game,
while Castleton senior Taylor Lively pitched
six innings, to allow five earned runs and two
walks while striking out eight batters.

“Our trip to Virginia isn’t meant to give us
easy wins,” Crehan said. “It’s meant to challenge
us and make us better as a team.”

Castleton wrapped up the six game weekend road trip with a record of 0-6, putting them at 0-8 for the season.
The lady Spartan’s look to move forward

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