Usually, for Hand High of Madison softball, the defense is the strength of the team.
This season it’s the offense. That, and senior pitcher Abby Geshwind.
Hand is batting over .300 as a team, Geshwind has 150 strikeouts and the Tigers are 17-1 and rated ninth in The Courant’s state rankings.
“We started out of the gate hitting the ball well,” coach Mike Niekrash said. “It takes some of the pressure off the defense. And our senior pitcher is doing a great job.”
Senior Sophie Schreck, who is going to Stonehill to play field hockey, is batting .500. Sophomore Caroline O’Connor is batting .380 with 30 RBI and classmate Christina Coric is batting .425 while junior...