The WA varsity softball team opened the season at home with a commanding 6-3 win over Concord Carlisle on Tuesday afternoon.
The team had contributions from all players to pull together an impressive win over the very tough CC team.
In the circle, senior captain Christie Raymond pitched a complete game to capture the win. She allowed 11 hits, 3 runs and only one walk.
Concord Carlisle opened strong with one run scored in the first inning and two more added in the third. In the bottom of the third, WA got the bats going with catcher Kayleigh McHugh blasting a double off the left field fence. McHugh would eventually score on a passed ball.
This was followed by two walks and a sacrifice fly to left by senior Emily Chateauneuf to score another run. Megan Scannell tied the score with a hard hit single to left before the inning ended. The score remained tied until the 5th inning when the ghosts pulled together a rally.
Chateneauneuf and Scannell each singled to start the inning off when senior captain Alexa Sullivan ripped a hard single to left, scoring Chateneaunef, which put the ghosts ahead by one.
Sophomore Olivia Antonelli added some insurance runs by blasting a hard single to right scoring Scannell and Sullivan, bringing the score to 6-3.
The WA defense was tough with a strong showing from juniors Ally Mooney at third and Morgan Ross in left. Antonelli also had a very strong varsity debut in right field, sealing the game with the last put out in the 7th inning to end the game.