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Players to Watch: Softball’s Rachel Moore ’19

Newcomer Rachel Moore ’19 joins Andover Softball this spring as a pitcher and brings skill and experience to the team. Moore has been playing club competitive softball since she was eight years old. She continued her pitching career at Timberlane Regional High School in New Hampshire before coming to Andover this year as a new Lower.

During the team’s spring training trip in Orlando, Fla., Moore contributed to the team both on the mound and at the plate. With Captain Kristina Haghdan ’17 injured during the trip, Moore stepped up in her absence and struck out numerous batters to add more momentum for Andover.

Fellow pitcher and newcomer Emma Slibeck ’20 added, “We had multiple situations in Florida where there were two outs and bases loaded. Rachel was able to persevere and end the inning in those times where the game could’ve gone really bad if the other team scored.”

“She changed the pace of the game by pitching three straight strikes to get us out of the inning and give us momentum for hitting,” continued Slibeck.

Moore will also contribute to the team’s offensive game this season, according to her teammates.

Kaitlin Ervin ’20 said, “Our standout player was for sure Rachel because of her two out-of-the-park home runs in the same game that helped to get the team in motion so that our offense could come alive.”

Moore looks to help Andover Softball in its hopes to win back-to-back Big East championships.