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Milford Softball Confidence High at Midway Point
Just passed the halfway point in the 2015 season, the Milford High softball team has posted an 8-3 record and head coach Steve DiVitto says his group is as confidence as ever despite a couple of recent set back.
"The biggest thing about this team is how well they fight," he said. "They constantly battle and they are never out of a game. They don't get intimidated and they believe they have a chance to win every game because they work hard. When you work as hard as they do, it shows up in games."
Milford's three losses have come against some of the iron of Eastern Mass. The Hawks dropped a 1-0 season opener to Mansfield and dropped close games against the fourth ranked team in the area, Taunton, and the ninth ranked team, King Phillip. In the latter contest, Milford had the tying run at the plate in the seventh inning of the 3-0 loss.
Shutting out the Scarlet Hawks is not an easy task, Milford's bats have been a constant for most of the season. Senior Allie Piergustavo leads the team with a .476 batting average and 20 hits. She's connected on three home runs and driven in 14. Classmate Taylor LeBrun is not far behind with a .463 batting average that includes five doubles, two triples, two home runs, and 14 RBIs.
"Allie picked up right where she left off last season, teams fear her when she is at the plate and I fear her when I am throwing batting practice," DiVitto said. "And Taylor is hitting the cover off the ball."
Freshman Emily Piergustavo has also been on a tear, batting .452 with 19 hits, a home run, and 13 RBIs.
"She has really come out of the gate strong, especially for being a rookie," DiVitto said, adding that, overall, he has been pleased with the offense.
"We had 25 hits and 17 runs against Oliver Ames and every member of the lineup had at least two hits, we are right there," he said. "We are in every game. We just need to put ourselves in a good spot for the playoffs and make sure we are playing our best softball. I think we can beat any team that comes our way."
In the circle, sophomore Ali Atherton and freshman Kelley Reichert have shared the workload. Atherton has posted a 2.45 ERA and a 4-2 record through 48.2 innings of work, striking out 32 along the way. Reichert has shown a penchant for pounding the strike zone, with only one walk in her 25.2 innings. She has struck out 16 and posted a 4-1 record and a 1.11 ERA. DiVitto says both pitchers have been helped tremendously by the defensive play of centerfielder Sydney Pounds.
"(Sydney) has been lights out defensively and that makes things easier on our pitchers because she can cover so much ground," DiVitto said of the junior. "Any ball hit near her is going to be caught. She works hard every day in practice and it shows up in the game."
Hard work is a trait shared by the entire team.
"They are very good at keeping their energy high," DiVitto said. "They play for each other and have great team chemistry, which is great in such a short season."




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