The Shepherd University softball team returned to action on Wednesday, March 25 at Fairmont State, taking game one against the Fighting Falcons 9-8.
In a day dominated by the bats, the Rams were able to hit three home runs.
Junior Kass Taylor hit a solo home run in the top of the third to right center field. It was her only hit of the game.
The next inning, sophomore Alexandra Witt hit a three-run home run to left field.
Freshman Molly Staley also went deep in the top of the fifth, hitting a two-run shot to center field.
Sophomore Kisten Barastad went the distance to pick up her fifth victory of the season.
Shepherd dropped the second game of the day, losing 6-2.
Fairmont State had a big fifth inning, putting up five runs to put the game out of reach.
“I think we dug ourselves in too big of a hole,” head coach Leslie Lopez said. “We had opportunities, we had people on base, we just needed someone to come up with the big hit and knock those runners in. We just weren’t able to capitalize.”
Despite scoring two runs, the Rams were able to record 12 hits on the day.
Freshman Courtney Clemons two-for-four with an RBI single in the top of the sixth.
Kass Taylor and seniors Savannah Snyder and Tayler Schaefer each recorded two hits for Shepherd.
The Rams now own a 9-6 record.