Undefeated Sand Sharks far from satisfied

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The University of South Carolina Beaufort softball team is off to its best start in program history.

Fresh off a comeback win against Reinhardt Sunday night, the Sand Sharks sit at 16-0 headed into month of March.

“They don’t give in, whether they are up 8-0 or they are down 2-1 in the seventh,” head coach Bailey Wigness said. “They keep going and that’s been really special.”

The Sand Sharks found themselves down 2-1 in the seventh inning Sunday night. Shania Domingue drove in a run to tie the game and Canyon Crosby followed up with a walk-off double to win the game 3-2.

“That was the moment where I was like ‘this team is special.’,” Wigness said. “We are going to be able to beat good teams and be able to punch back when we need to.”

“After that game, I went back to my dorm and thought about everything and was like ‘this is going to be really special and I’m going to enjoy this last season’,” senior catcher Natassja Hatcher explained.

The pitching staff, led by senior Abby Pac, has been dominant. USCB has allowed just 22 runs all season on their way to a 1.30 ERA. “It’s dynamic so far. We have some people throwing harder some people throwing with more spin,” Pac added. “They are all playing different parts, throwing to different parts of the zone so it’s been working well so far.”

Despite a perfect record, the Sand Sharks aren’t satisfied yet. With eyes on a Sun Conference Championship, the seniors are driven to finish their final season on top.

“There’s always something from games we can improve on,” senior Kayla Boyle added. “We don’t always have the best practices in terms of success but we are always getting 1% better.”

The Sand Sharks look to preserve a perfect record Wednesday afternoon on the road at Brewton Parker.

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