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Lady Blazers remain perfect

The Lady Blazer softball team had a near perfect performance in its double-header against Florida Southern College on Thursday, March 4, winning 10-0 and 6-0 for both games and improving their record to 10-0 on season.
While the team played well offensively, the fielding is what kept the Moccasins scoreless in both games.
“So far we have played very well,” Holly Satterfield, junior, said. “In the Florida Southern games everyone played very well. To win against a tough team like Southern you have to have pitching, hitting, and defense, and we had it all on that day.”
Even after a long period with no games, Satterfield was able to stay sharp and with the first win against FSC she improved to 5-0 on the season, as did Margaret Carter, junior, in the second game with six strike outs.
“So far I have managed to do pretty well,” Satterfield said. “Still off at times and on at times, but I know the hardest part of our schedule has not hit us yet.
Satterfield struck out five batters on Thursday night in the first game against the Moccasins, and two assists, but understands that the hardest part has yet to come.
“Being 5-0 is a good start,” she said, “but the end is what needs to be even better (conference, regionals, etc.).”
April Hutchens, sophomore, helped the team in the field by ending the night with three assists, but also performed well offensively with two hits on the night, knocking one of those out of the park, and finishing up with three RBI’s.
Clare Wamsley, sophomore, got things started as she scored first for the team in the bottom of the second inning in the first game, after that the women were able to pull in two more runs before really putting the game away.
Amber Shaw, sophomore, turned in four hits, scoring for the Lady Blazers on two occasions throughout the night.
The 11 days between the Eckerd Triton Spring Invitational and their match-up against FSC appeared to have no effect on the team, as the pitching, defense, and hitting all seemed to be hitting on all cylinders on Thursday night.
“I’m smart about taking time off,” Satterfield said. “I throw enough to keep my arm in shape and spins corrected. I stay in shape by riding a bike almost everyday during practice.”
As the Lady Blazers head into some tougher games, Satterfield admits that there are a few tiny things the team can work on in the field to continue to have success this season.
“I think the fielding will come in time,” Satterfield said. “So far we have done pretty well. There are some new people in new places this year, and once everyone settles into their positions, everything will work out for the best.”
The softball team returns to action this afternoon at 1 p.m. against Albany State in Albany, Ga.

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