Split results for softball’s weekend road trip

Elizabeth Duswalt, Staff Writer

Starting off the weekend of Feb. 13 at East Carolina, the softball team came out with a 16-2 win over the host team of the Pirate Clash in five innings. After this strong start, the Bison fell short and lost to East Tennessee State 8-7, Marshall 11-3, and Towson 7-2.

Despite the weekend not going as planned, the team was able to take the disappointment as a learning experience and move forward in the season.  

“We learned what it feels like to win by a significant amount, to unsuccessfully cut a similar lead, to have a late in the game comeback attempt, and to have our first low scoring game that also was our first extra innings tie breaker. I think that these experiences are going to mature us as a team and work to our benefit as the season continues,” Erin Cox ’15 said.

The Bison nearly came back from an eight-run deficit against East Tennessee State.

“This weekend didn’t turn out exactly as we had hoped in terms of the win/loss column, but it was a great learning experience for us as a team. In our game versus East Tennessee we learned that there is no amount of runs that we can’t come back from. At any point in time we are more than capable of stringing hits together and giving any team a run for its money,” Jacee Almond ’17 said.

Almond was 3-for-4 with three RBIs and three runs. Cox had a single and a double while fellow senior Cydnee Sanders ’15 went 2-for-3 with a double and brought in five runs for the Bison against East Tennessee State.  

The Bison faced an international tiebreaker against Towson but were unable to make a comeback.

“This weekend also exposed some of our weaknesses, and we will count this as a win in itself because it’s still so early in the season and we know exactly what we need to work on for better outcomes in the future. We are excited to get back to the fundamentals this week and perfect the things that were somewhat lacking this weekend. Overall, it was a great learning weekend. We are very excited for our upcoming games in South Carolina at Coastal Carolina University,” Almond said.

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