Hawks Ride Hot Hitting in Weekend Sweep


Justin Landgrebe, Staff Writer

The University of Hartford’s softball team had a great weekend, winning all four of their games. On Saturday, the team traveled up to Boston to take on Simmons University. In game one, the Hawks won in close fashion by a score of 3-2. Olivia Wolk went 3-3 in the leadoff spot, also picking up an RBI. Emily Coffey and Mara Sczecienski each picked up two hits, while Coffey and Sarah Serrano drove in the other two runs. On the mound, Lauren Card pitched four innings, allowing no runs and striking out three as she picked up her sixth win of the year. Caylee English came in to pitch the last three innings to secure her second save of the season. In game two, the Hawks won another close game by a score of 6-5 in twelve innings. Kelsey Galevich went 2-4 with a home run and two RBIs. Shailynn Williams went 2-5 with a home run and two RBIs as well. Carly Mayhood pitched five and two-thirds innings, allowing three runs and striking out three. She also picked up two hits to help her own cause. Lauren Card pitched two and one-third innings, striking out four, as Caylee English pitched the final four innings, allowing only one hit and striking out four to pick up the win.

On Sunday, the team came back to Hartford to face Bay Path University in a doubleheader. There were pre-game festivities as the team celebrated seniors Lauren Card, Mara Sczecienski, Sam Nagel, and Caylee English. In game one, the team showed no signs of stopping after Saturday’s victories, as they won by a score of 8-0 in just five innings. Caylee English had the game of her career as she went the distance, allowing only one hit and striking out a career-high ten batters. Olivia Wolk and Sam Nagel each picked up two hits, while Wolk drove in three runs of her own. In game two, it was the same deal, as they won by a score of 9-0 in just five

innings once again. Lauren Card went the distance, giving up only three hits and striking out six. Sam Nagel went 3-3 while Kelsey Galevich and Nevaeh Terrell each picked up two hits, with Terrell hitting her first home run of the season.

The Hawks now ride a four-game winning streak as they return to action this Thursday against Albany for a doubleheader in Hartford.