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By Douglas McCulloch
Hometown Weekly Staff
The Westwood High softball team faced off against non-league opponent Foxboro on April 22, picking up an 11-5 win.
In Foxboro, the game began slow, with a scoreless game until the fourth inning. The Wolverines offense stepped up, and scored five runs in fourth inning, with senior Amelia McQuade picking up a single and junior Jordan Jud gaining the Wolverinese a two-run single.
Foxboro stepped up their game after the successful inning for the Wolverines and tried to pick up runs, but the Wolverines were quick to respond with a strong defense, with senior Laurel Orcutt stopping a two-run play with a running catch, and in the fifth inning, the Wolverines made their fourth out at home this season.
With the Wolverines in the lead 6-1 by the top of the 7th inning, the team picked up an additional five runs to secure the win. Foxboro attempted to chip away at the lead late in the game, but were only able to pick up an additional four runs.
The Foxboro game rounds out a successful start to the spring sports season for the Wolverines softball team. The team beat Medway on April 8 to open the season with a 19-3 win.
The team faced off against Bellingham, but fell with a 7-5 loss, but quickly bounced back to beat Holliston 6-5 and Millis 12-7.
Head coach Jonas Sherr noted that the team is shaping up to be powerful this season, as the team is made up mostly of players with years of varsity experience behind them.
“We have a relatively experienced group of players this year, all juniors and seniors with a lot of varsity innings between them,” Sherr said. “They've come out with excellent focus since the first day of tryouts and really well before that.”
Sherr also highlighted the team’s strength at bat.
“They're a tough lineup to pitch to, every one of them can grind out long at bats and hit the ball to all fields,” Sherr said. We've also gotten some very strong pitching, and the defense has been pretty good overall.”
Although Sherr is eyeing several areas for improvement, Sherr noted that the team is already willing to step up and learn.
“[There is] Definitely lots of room for improvement, but the girls are willing to work hard and I think they all just really enjoy being around one another.”
See more photos from the Foxboro game at hometownweekly.net.