Varsity softball conquers Woodson


Kara Hoisington

Senior first baseman Carly Potts prepares to catch a throw. The Varsity Softball team only had five outdoor practices before their first two games.

Despite their scheduled home game, rainy weather forced Varsity softball to move to Woodson. Despite their disadvantage, softball remained victorious with a close score of 24-22.

Starting the season with a record of 1-1, the Atoms have had a successful start. Beating Woodson in their away game last year with a score of 21-20, yesterday’s game brought back memories for the team.

“The last inning brought back memories of last year’s game where we were up by one, bases loaded, two outs and full count,” junior shortstop Kara Hoisington said. “This time around we had the same nerve wracking emotions the whole game, but there was a stronger sense of hope due to the fact that we had beaten them before.”

Senior first baseman Carly Potts believes that the win reveals the team’s overall spirit.

“Considering that we have been playing in a gym for five weeks, I believe that we truly came together as a team and stepped up and showed what Annandale is made of,” Potts said.

Despite the win, the Atoms fought the entire game to maintain their lead with two triples, with bases loaded, from senior third-baseman Destiny Gammon and junior centerfielder Thia Carayannis.

Sophomore Ashley Giddings pitched a strong game with two strikeouts, as well as sophomore Casey Nguyen and senior Jocelyn Hotter who stepped in when the team was in need.

“I think we played really good and I had alot of fun,” Giddings said. “We worked hard as a team and my teammates are good at keeping me positive while I am on the mound.”

With an away game against Robert E. Lee tonight, Hoisington has began to look forward.

“My expectations for next game is to continue our strong at bats and smart base running,” Hoisington said. “Fielding wise I think we were right at where we needed to be.”