While we were chilling on sandy beaches across the world during Spring Break the Softball and Baseball team, were also getting some sun and sand in the sunshine state of Florida. The difference here is while ours was carefree non-stop fun, The Softball and Baseball team had to worry about racking up the wins to bring back home with them.
Sat, March 11
Spring break is here which means the Softball team competed in the annual PFX Spring Games held in Clermont, Florida (33 minutes away from Disney in case you were wondering). Despite this, the women weren’t there to just soak up the sun, but soak up some wins as well.
Vs. Cornerstone University
The Cougars started off matching up against Cornerstone University. This game would prove to be that of a warm up for the Cougars as the 3-10 Cornerstone would prove to be no challenge. The Cougars dominated the game winning 8 runs to 1. While the game was tied at 1 run apiece by the bottom of the 4th, the top of the 5th saw the Cougars come alive. The Cougars scored 6 straight points one off a solo hitter by sophomore Katie Gloff, and 4 more off an impressive grand-slam by freshman outfielder Amanda Ruskowsky. With 6 points in a single inning, the Cougars looked primed to take the Spring Games by storm.
Vs. Grace College
The Cougars were hot off a win and ready to use their momentum to propel them to another win. Unfortunately for them, Grace College had other plans. In SXU’s second and final game of the Spring Games, they lost to Grace College in a not so graceful way, losing 6 runs to 0. This ultimately proved that everything is not so sunny in the sunshine state for the Cougars.
The women weren’t the only ones enjoying their Spring Break as the Baseball team also competed in Florida. Up to this point, the Baseball team accumulated a disappointing 5-9 record. Despite this, they still had a chance to at least finish strong in their matchup against Webber International. Unfortunately, they were unable to do that as they lost 9 runs to 1.
Not only do both teams end the tournament with an unfortunate loss, but they have to home to 20-degree weather and large amounts of snow.
With that being said, let’s take a moment to congratulate the Women’s Basketball team who are in the Final Four of the NAIA Championship Tournament. The women compete against Tournament favorite Concordia University. Let’s root them not only to an upset tonight, but a NAIA Championship!
For a recap of that game and many others keep it locked here at the Xavierite.