“You better hit home runs. It’s the way it is.”
Washington head softball coach Jace Brewer didn’t mince words when he spoke about the need for offensive firepower in slow-pitch softball.
“We really swing it well and that’s what you’re going to have to do,” he said. “We have kids up and down our lineup who can change innings and change a game.”
Washington used their bats in their most recent win, a 27-18 thriller against Mustang.
The Warriors started out in a 7-3 hole after the first inning but roared back with a pair of eight-run innings.
They finished off the game with another eight-run inning in the fifth to slam the door.
The Warriors smacked 12 home runs in the game, including three from Ellie Loveless and two from Emma Curry.
“The first at-bat Ellie fouled out,” Brewer said. “Then she went bomb, bomb, bomb.”
Loveless tallied seven RBIs and Curry had five, while Elly Allison and Skylar Wells both had three ribbies.
Kaydence Andrews had a pair of doubles.
“Up and down our lineup we can swing the bat,” Brewer said. “Slow pitch is unpredictable and to win you just have to keep scoring.”
Washington plays in the Beast of the East softball tournament beginning today (Thursday).
They are 1-1 on the young season.