Hart Ravens look to repeat

Kory Savage/The News Freshman Brianna Sanders from Lancaster, S.C., bats for White College A Girls Sept. 23.
Kory Savage/The News Freshman Brianna Sanders from Lancaster, S.C., bats for White College A Girls Sept. 23.

Kory Savage/The News
Freshman Brianna Sanders from Lancaster, S.C., bats for White College A Girls Sept. 23.

The Hart Residential College women’s softball team is looking to double its championships this season. After winning the tournament and having the best regular season record last year, Athletic Director Tori Twidwell has high hopes.

“Last season we lost two games and came back to win the championship,” she said. “The girls have a fire lit under them, and we’re ready to go.”

The Ravens are 2-2 this season, but Twidwell is not discouraged. She drew parallels to last season where her team picked up its game right as the regular season drew to a close. Currently sitting at .500, the Ravens have one more game of the regular season. They are ranked third overall in the Residential College division, with Hester Residential College (3-0) and Elizabeth Residential College (3-1) leading by a game each.

Hart and Elizabeth played September 23 in a game that ended 9-3 in Hart’s favor and effectively kept the Ravens in the running for a top seed in the tournament.

“It’s late in the season and we are finally playing as a team,” Twidwell said. “We finally got our bats going again and our defense is set.”

She has also seen a raise in team morale after their most recent victory.

The women’s intramural softball tournament is shaping up to be a close knit affair, with several teams vying for the top spot. Tournament plays begins Oct. 8.

 

Story by Logan Burnett, Contributing writer