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April 19, 2013

Fast Pitches: Bishop Fenwick looks to make it three straight

Fast Pitches

Gianna Addario

More often than not, one win isn’t going to change a season, but it does help put things in perspective.

Bishop Fenwick had one of those wins on Wednesday, with one of it’s more offensively efficient victories of the year in an 18-4 victory over East Boston.

A fairly young squad, the Crusaders are looking to keep things moving in the right direction after evening out their record at 3-3. Every team goes through hot stretches and Bishop Fenwick is hoping to carry on with more wins after putting a pair of victories together this week.

On Wednesday, sophomore catcher Gabby Hart had four hits and four RBI, sophomore designated hitter Brianna Hemeon added three hits and three RBI and junior Jen Crovo finished with two hits and two RBI.

“We’re looking to build on the positives,” said head coach Paul Lyman, now in his 12th year with the team. “We have a very talented team with great athletes, we just need to keep working.”

The Crusaders have just three returning starting players from last year’s varsity squad back on the team. The rest of the girls played at the junior varsity level and are learning to adjust to the speed of the varsity game.

Though there are no captains named, Crovo is one of the team’s leaders at second base. She’s been one of the teams most consistent hitters so far and has made the switch from her natural catching position to second base because of her versatility and athleticism.

“Although our leaders are not specifically named, I feel that it’s fit for me to step up as a leading voice seeing as it’s my third year returning on varsity,” said Crovo. “The honor of being seen as a leader is huge, but so are the responsibilities that come along with it.

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