Text and photos by Steev Riccardo
DUDLEY – The Shepherd Hill Lady Rams are coming off a strong playoff season that ended with a heartbreaking 2-0 loss to Holy Name.
Still, with a 14-9 record Coach Paul Enman and the Rams had a lot to be happy about.
Unfortunately they lost their ace hurler Molly Covill to graduation. Covill was an outstanding leader, whose 1.21 earned run average was one of the best in the Southern Worcester County League.
One player who is returning is leading hitter junior Shelby Stracher and her .346 batting average. Stracher carries a big bat and is sure to put fear in the eyes of opposing pitchers.
The Lady Rams open the season with seven straight games on the road, which will be a good early barometer.
Shepherd Hill Lady Rams 2013 schedule
04/02/13 at Lincoln-Sudbury
04/03/13 at Millbury
04/08/13 at Northbridge
04/10/13 at Bartlett
04/12/13 at Grafton
04/22/13 at Leicester
04/24/13 at Southbridge
05/01/13 David Prouty
05/03/13 at Oxford
05/10/13 at Tantasqua
05/16/13 at Auburn
05/22/13 at Holy Name
05/24/13 at Leominster