The Rams’ softball season may have ended without making the playoffs for the second-straight season, but the building blocks for a future contender were laid throughout this year.
Graduating only one senior from the roster in Meaghan Lomasney, UCT won seven of its last 11 games and averaged 12.3 runs per game during that stretch.
In their final game of the regular season, the Rams ended on a high note and continued to score runs at a high rate, downing visiting St. John Paul II, 17-2, last Friday, May 24, in Bourne.
Keeley Thornell, Zoe Jackson-Laro and Cassandra Fleck all drove in two runs apiece in the win. Thornell had a three-hit day while Jackson-Laro clubbed two doubles, and Fleck also had two hits for UCT.
Noelle Tavares went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored, batting from the ninth spot in the lineup. Hannah Schulze recorded two doubles, two runs scored and an RBI in the win.
Zoe Janicki picked up the win from the circle in the five-inning game. She allowed two runs, one earned, on two hits and one walk while fanning eight.
With the win, the Rams secured the season sweep of the Lions, a non-conference opponent. UCT previously beat SJPII, 16-4, on April 26 in Hyannis.
The Rams (7-11, 3-5 MAC-Small) completed its regular season.