Softball Gets Into Win Column During Spring Break

Carsen Hogston, sophomore, hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh to give softball their first home win of the season.
Carsen Hogston, sophomore, hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh to give softball their first home win of the season.
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Ferrum softball played in six games over the week of spring break, with a record of 2-4 during the week.

The Panthers split on the road against Mary Baldwin.  Game one was a 9-7 win, but game two resulted in an 8-3 loss.

In game one, after getting two runs in the first, the team found themselves down 7-3 after three innings.

But in similar fashion to previous games, the offense exploded in the late innings with one run in the fifth, two in the sixth, and three in the seventh giving the team the lead and shutting out Mary Baldwin from the fourth inning until the end of the game.

“The players were really excited.  They work hard every day, and it is nice to see it pay off during game day,” Head Coach Joshua Freeman said about getting the first win of the season.

March 3 was the home opener when Misericordia came down 40.  The women did lose both by scores of 9-4 and 15-8.

“It was nice to see how great Ferrum fans are,” Freeman said. “We had a great opening day crowd, and we are looking forward to building that relationship with the fans.”

Softball hosted Greensboro in a mid-week double-header losing the first game 8-0 but coming back and winning game two 4-3 on a Carsen Hogston walk-off single to right center.

“We were winning most of the game, and after we got the outs we needed in the top of the seventh, the team seemed poised to get the one run in the bottom of the inning,” Freeman said. “They just kept grinding out at bats and got the run across.”

So far this season, Freeman said Leana Bartrug, Brianna Michaels, Macey Moore, and Breanna Weaver have led the team.

Bartrug is a junior who plays centerfield.  She is currently hitting .333 through the team’s first twelve games.

Michaels is a sophomore infielder hitting .324 in twelve games.

Moore, the team’s catcher in her junior year is hitting .424 in 10 games.

Weaver a senior infielder is hitting .300 with 5 rbi’s and a home run in 12 games.

Coming back from spring break, softball hosted #20 Pfieffer.  The team lost both games by scores of 15-0 and 12-0.

The team will travel to Pfieffer this weekend to play a double-header.

“We can play a lot better than we did and we are looking forward to two or more opportunities against them this Saturday,” Freeman said.

Although the team is 2-10 ODAC play starts March 23.

“All those games are preparing us for ODAC play,” Freeman said. “We have learned from all the losses and the wins. Just need to apply the things we are working on in games.”

Freeman said as long as the team keeps working hard and being good teammates, that is what will carry the team to achieve its goal of making the ODAC tournament.

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