With the Big East tournament looming large on Sunday after rainy fields today, Andover Softball seems to finally be hitting its stride. With two emphatic victories over Deerfield and Lawrence Academy, Andover will look to take their momentum into its tilt against Brooks with a chip on its shoulder.

Last Friday against Lawrence Academy, the bats came alive early and often, as Andover pounded Lawrence for 13 runs despite sloppy play in the field. Mackenzie Bradford ’15 rode a hot streak to two doubles and four runs. Jen Kaplan ’15 stroked four solid hits on the day while Victoria Bergeron ’16 had three of her own. Co-Captain Ravenne Nasser ’15 did not need much help on the day, striking out eight in a complete game shutout.

Bradford showed no signs of slowing down Saturday against Deerfield, spraying another three hits around the field behind another dominant shutout performance from Nasser, who went the distance in what would end up being a 9-0 rout. Economic as ever, Nasser struck out 12 on just 90 pitches over seven innings.

Andover will look to capture its fourth straight Big East title this weekend, at Brooks and Andover. “The whole season, every practice and game we played, has built up to this tournament,” said Bergeron. “This weekend is our chance to display how much we have improved since the beginning of the season. We have truly come a long way, and are all very excited to get on our home field this weekend and play our hearts out.”