Despite strong start, softball team falls to Tarleton State

April 23, 2018

The softball game scheduled for April 21, was postponed to April 22 by officials due to unfortunate weather. The team faced Tarleton State University in the final series of the season, losing 4-8. The teams ending season record is 15-23, and they will not be advancing to the Lone Star Conference championships.

The team is going to improve some of their weak spots and they hope to better themselves for next season, as Ashley Fletcher, first baseman and kinesiology junior, said.

“We did okay this season. We are going to improve this coming fall and hopefully we will be better next season,” Fletcher said.

In the bottom of the first inning, Samantha Loos, midfielder and sports management junior, hit a home-run. Her home-run also brought Amanda Thomas, catcher and sports & leisure senior, home to bring the score to 3-2. This was Loos’s eight home-run this season, as well as Thomas’s 37th time making it to home plate.

“This season I honestly think we did everything really good. If we had a little deeper pitching staff, we could have gone a lot further than we did,” Loos said. “We are definitely going to be prepared for next season.”

At the bottom of the third inning, the score was tied at 3-3. Lauren Lindgren, outfielder and elementary education sophomore, hit her sixth home-run for the season. She bumped the score to 4-3, but the team was not able to make it past second base in the final innings.

The team has some improvements that need to be made before next season, but the players are all optimistic about what is to come throughout the upcoming season.

“We have a lot of things we could improve on, like defense and hitting wise. But just coming together as a team at the end of the day, and to help each other out is the main thing, that we could improve on,” Misty Muniz, infielder and exercise physiology junior said.

This season the team had a total of 41 home-runs and scored 166 times including the home-runs. The teams home-run total is slightly higher than their opponents, but the total scores are significantly lower than opponents. The team will continue to work on improving their skills for next season and hopefully have a better ending to their season.

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