Bloomsburg University’s Women’s softball team spent their spring break in Florida competing in a 10 game series.
After starting with a strong 6-2 record in local gameplay, the Huskies ball team appeared to hit a slump in their trip to Florida. Dropping 8 of their 10 games and being outscored by their opponents 40-19 the Huskies seemed to be struggling in all areas of play.
The games took place during BU’s Spring break on March 13-18 and started with three consecutive doubleheaders against Eckerd University, Rollins University, and Florida Southern College. The Huskies struggled to get their offense in gear, losing all six, being shut out in three, and only scoring 7 runs altogether.
“We started to improve after the first few games. Everything began to be put all together. Earlier in the week, we had lots of people on base but just couldn’t get them in to score. As the week went on we got better at not leaving as many runners on base,” said sophomore first baseman, Lyndsey Reinoehl.
Momentum came in full swing during their next game against Dominican College with heavy offense and lights-out pitching by Freshman Callie Sowers. Sammi Starr hit her team-leading third home run of the season in the 3rd inning, and Iseminger backed that up with her second of the season in the fourth. Sowers pitched a complete game only giving up one run in the sixth, and proved to be a powerful pitching prospect for the Huskies in later games to come.
Huskies dropped their next two games to Pace & Wayne State University, being shut out by Pace and only putting up two runs against Wayne State – further proving they’re having some offensive struggles early in the season. In their last game of the trip, the Huskies came out on top 3-1 against University of New Haven. Callie Sowers pitched a complete game once again, being the only player to successfully sling during the Huskies’ two wins of the trip.
“It feels great, coming in [as a freshman pitcher], I wasn’t really sure what to expect. All I knew was that I wanted to get on the field as much as possible to help my team where I’d be needed,” stated Sowers.
“We definitely were not happy with the outcome in terms of record, but we learned a lot about ourselves as a team. We’re super excited for PSAC play and what’s to come for us as a team,” Sowers said after being asked to reflect on improvements that needed to be made after their trip to Florida. “The rest of the pitchers and I will keep working hard to hit our spots, throwing off the plate and other spin pitches. As well as the rest of the defense working on making plays to keep a good record, on the mound.”
The Huskies will take home field this Tuesday, March 29th where they will be competing against the Tigers of Holy Family University. In their last matchup in April 2019, the Huskies dominated the game 14-1.
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