By March, coach Joe Ausanio’s softball team was 19 games into their season and were…
Marist softball looks to rebound from last season’s late sputters and capture this year’s MAAC title.
As the softball season nears, so do the sound of buckets being slammed in support of teammates. Meet Olivia Knopf, the girl behind the noise and the beating heart of the team.
“I am pleased because we battled all day,” said Marist Head Coach Joe Ausanio. “We scored runs when we needed to and we got some big clutch hits when we needed to. That’s the key.”
The game started off with something out of the ordinary, in Siena’s dugout a mysterious winged creature had made a home above the team’s bench.
While Phippen was keeping Iona swinging, it was the thievery of Marist sophomore Caroline Baratta that won them the game. As Ali Milam stole second in the bottom of the first, Baratta snuck home on a double steal to give the Red Foxes the lead.
Marist Softball Head Coach Joe Ausanio is returning for his 11th season with the Red Foxes and looks to lead the team to a MAAC title. “Our goal is to get back to the MAAC championship this season and win it, and I think we have a team very capable of doing that,” Ausanio said of the team’s goals for the season.
To close out the month of February, the women of Marist Athletics dominated the stage. Who do you think took Center Stage this week? Vote in our Twitter poll!