Roxbury girls win two last week

“Our girls are working hard. We have a great group of kids and they’re looking better every night.” That’s how Roxbury coach Jane Ware explained it when talking about the play of her softball team. The Rockets won two contests by big margins over Hunter-Tannersville and Margaretville last week to run their season record to 9-4. The pair of wins gives the veteran Roxbury coach 399 wins over her career.
The Rockets’ sophomore pitch­er Devin Fox continues to get better with every outing. Fox threw a pair of one hitters last week, her victory over H-T a dandy with 12 strikeouts against only a single walk.
“Devin dominated over the opening four innings against Margaretville. They got single runs in the fifth and sixth, but Devin had a strong game,” noted Ware when discussing the progress of her young pitcher.
Roxbury shortstop Kaelie VanLoan picks up a ground ball in softball action against Margaretville last Friday.  Center fielder Taylor Peters  backs up the play. The Rockets topped the Blue Devils in the Delaware League contest.— Photos by Dick SanfordRoxbury shortstop Kaelie VanLoan picks up a ground ball in softball action against Margaretville last Friday. Center fielder Taylor Peters backs up the play. The Rockets topped the Blue Devils in the Delaware League contest.— Photos by Dick Sanford
As they have all season long, the Rockets continue to hit. Stacey Sprague had a double and triple in the Margaretville game. Caroline Davis hit her first career home run against Hunter. And, Ware emphasized that Lizzie Davis continues to be hot at the plate.
RCS second baseman Liz Davis reaches high for a throw as Margaretville’s Anna Aulino tries to beat the tag during softball play Friday at Roxbury.RCS second baseman Liz Davis reaches high for a throw as Margaretville’s Anna Aulino tries to beat the tag during softball play Friday at Roxbury.
As Roxbury closes down their regular season campaign, they will be turning their attention to sectionals. With a young squad, Ware knows better than most that a jump-start in sectionals is often all about seeding. Whatever the outcome, Ware understands that with most of her girls coming back next season, taking part in post-season play is an important part of the learning curve of a young softball team.