The Pacific University softball team has jumped out to a hot start within the season’s first ten games, amounting to a 7-2-1 record.

This includes a great road trip to California where the team was able to return victorious.

“We came out firing on all cylinders,” infielder Trish Snyder said. “We knew that we were going to need to come and compete at a high level in order to beat some of the great competition in California.”

The team would follow up with splitting the four games they played this past week against the University of British Columbia, Northwest Christian University and Corban University.

They will rely on talent of their seven seniors of who have made major impact so far this season, led mainly by their starting senior pitcher Marissa Reichard.

Reichard has attained a 4-1 record with a 2.38 earned run average in the Boxers first nine games.

They have been averaging close to seven runs a game with a team batting average of .311.

This offense is led by seniors Rachel Roberts, Quirena Natividad and Ashley Mitchell who, when combined, have a .408 batting average with 26 runs batted in.

“We know we are capable of what we saw in California,” Snyder later said. “It is going to be an incredible ride to see how far we can go lead by these seven incredible seniors who are out for their last ride.”

The team will start conference play, in Forest Grove Feb. 26-28, against Pacific Lutheran as they look to continue their hot streak.

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