Andrew Nevins | Echo
The softball team's win streak jumped to eight games on Monday, as they took a doubleheader against Grace.
The Trojans dominated game one by a score of 10-3 thanks to a big fourth inning in which four runs were scored.
Consecutive RBI singles from freshman second baseman Kara Tucker and junior outfielder Courtney Moriarty were followed by a two-out single from senior catcher Davis Carter that gave Taylor the 7-2 advantage.
Grace retaliated with an RBI single in the bottom of the fourth, but senior shortstop Cassie Kuizin quickly iced the game with a two-run homer in the fifth.
The Trojans sprinted out of the gates in game two, leading 12-0 in the bottom of the fifth. Grace added a pair of runs, but Taylor was awarded the run-rule victory.
Carter set a new career-high with 6 RBIs in game two, driving in at least one run in all four plate appearances. Moriarty, junior outfielder Hannah Castor and freshman pitcher Lauren Kanai each added two hits to pace the Trojans.
According to head coach Brad Bowser, his team did just about everything right on Monday. The offense hit when in scoring position and appeared to be flowing perfectly.
"It's a grind," Bowser said. "We're playing every day, we've been handling stress and we are rolling. We've scored no less than thirteen runs in any doubleheader in our last four, and we're starting to gel in a way that allows them to feel some freedom."
Bowser added that despite the recent success, his team will be tested in a home rematch with Marian today. It is vital that the team not take any play for granted, as they went toe-to-toe with Marian in their previous meeting.
Taylor seeks revenge against Marian in a 4 p.m. doubleheader today at Gudakunst Field.
"Photograph by Brad Timmerman"