Softball winds up

by Amy Hatch | 5/11/94 5:00am

Under admirable leadership and contagious determination, women's softball ended its final season as a club sport with a 9-10 regular season record. The Big Green dropped their final contests at home Saturday to Harvard.

"They're the best hitting team we played all year," Coach Hank Tenney said. "They stroke the ball very well. They have a team full of recruits and have depth that reflects that."

The Crimson demonstrated their batting ability in the first game by dominating the Big Green,19-1. Despite the disappointing loss, Dartmouth came out strong in the second game, displaying the hard-working character that carried them throughout the season.

"Neither game had the results we wanted, but I think we showed them we weren't going to give up on the second game after a bad showing in the first game," captain Jennifer Pitts '95 said.

Next year, the team will begin competition as a non-funded varsity sport, helping Dartmouth in the recruiting process necessary for a strong program.

"I believe that we earned the respect of the teams that we played," Pitts said.

Tenney, who will coach the Big Green next year, said the team's positive attitude and dedication has helped establishe Dartmouth's program.

"They presented themselves very well," Tenney said. "They went out and gave 100 percent every time they took the field, and that's all a coach can ask for. They did a very admirable job representing Dartmouth."

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