Three Double-Headers for the Softball Team

April 24th, 2017

Standing at 17-20 on the season, the Cougars aren’t exactly enjoying the same success they achieved last campaign. Despite this, the Cougars are still having a killer season and only look forward to improving it through these 3 double-headers they had last week. Will the women bully the competition, or will they find themselves being bullied once again?

Mon, April 17 V.S. University of Wisconsin

The Cougars started out their busy week matched up against NCAA Division II University of Wisconsin Parkside. Despite them being in a higher division, SXU didn’t let Wisconsin Rook them as they established themselves with an 8 runs to 5 game 1 victory. Senior Franchesca Graffeo was hitting on all cylinders as she not only recorded 4 RBIs, but a home run as well. Despite the big game 1 win, Parkside struck back and in a big way. The team took game 2 behind a score of 7 runs to SXU’s 0. SXU was shut down on defense as Parkside only allowed them to hit the ball a total of 4 times. Although they split the games, SXU must be proud that they at least took one game against a division II team.

Wed, April 19 V.S. Robert Morris University

In the second game of the week, SXU matched up against conference rival Robert Morris University. Both games saw SXU put on a scoring display as RMU had no answer defensively. Game 1 was closely contested but saw the Cougars pull out a victory nonetheless scoring 11 runs to RMU’s 7. Game 2, was a different story as SXU won behind a score of 9 runs to RMU’s 3. Senior Savannah Kinsella had a big game as she had a two-run double in the first game that really kicked off the momentum for the Cougars and propelled them to a W.

Sat, April 22 V.S. Trinity International University

In the final double header of the week, the Cougars matched up against conference rival Trinity International. The matchup saw the two teams split games. Game 1 was a rough one for the Cougars as they lost 6 runs to 2. Not only did they lose, but they struggled to hit the ball as they tallied a total of 5 hits which was tiny compared to RMU’s 11. The second game was a different story as the Cougars took that game in close 6 runs to 5 win. Struggling to hit the ball in the last game, the Cougars answered the call by hitting the ball a total of 15 times.

At the end of the week, the Softball team sits at a record of 20-22. With 6 games left in the season (3 double headers) the Cougars still have some to win some games and improve their seeding in the playoffs. Let’s continue to cheer the team on to a successful season, leading to an even more successful post-season run.

For a recap of games and other events, keep it locked here at the Xavierite.

-Kenneth Washington

Deputy Sports Writer

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