Omega Mu out-batted the Hester B team girls at Tuesday night’s slow-pitch softball game.
Omega Mu took the lead early in the top of the first inning, scoring four runs, leaving the score 4-0 at the bottom of the first inning.
“We had one inning where we just got a couple of runs, and in innings after that we just kept the steam which was really nice,” said freshman Omega Mu first baseman, Maggie Nawa.
Omega Mu’s quick bats and solid fielding kept them in the lead through the game. Hester B tried to rally in the top of the third inning but was unable to shut down Omega Mu’s batting lineup.
According to Nawa, teamwork and communication were two important components that contributed to Omega Mu’s win over Hester B.
“We are all just friends and all the upper-classmen are really friendly,” Nawa said. “It’s probably the best decision I’ve made as far as meeting new people. I definitely love that I chose to play for the honors team.”
During the top of the third inning, two well hit balls past the short stop allowed Omega Mu to score one run, bringing the score to 6-0.
Nawa said one of the big challenges in slow-pitch softball is getting used to the slower pitching style.
“I played for about seven to eight years; it was just a (recreation) league,” she said. “It was fast-pitch, so there was a little adjusting to getting used to.”
Fielding errors and solid hitting during the top of the fourth inning resulted in Omega Mu widening the gap. A well placed hit into center field gave the team two more runs. Another solid hit into left field gave Omega Mu one more run; the score was 9-0 after the bottom of the fourth inning.
Omega Mu’s polished skills gave them an advantage over Hester B.
“We had at least one practice a week, we did a lot of field exercising and did a lot of batting exercises,” Nawa said.
Despite being down 9-0 Hester B team rallied to score a run. Hester B scored the last run of the game in the bottom of the sixth inning.
“I think the other team played really well,” Nawa said. “I know we’ve (Omega Mu) had points where we were down by a lot too and the thing is to not lose your focus and just your pride in your team. It’s definitely hard to keep a tough mentality.”
Omega Mu clenched the victory 13-1 in the bottom of the 6th inning.
Laura Kovarik, Staff writer