In their homeowner against Eastern Connecticut State, the Springfield softball team split their double header to improve 10-2 on the season on Saturday.
In the first game, the Pride was able to top the Warriors, 4-0.
“In the first game we just strung our hits together. We were attacking the ball, we were doing a good job and we were playing good defense all around too,” said Springfield head coach Kate Bowen.
In the second match up the Pride took a 1-0 lead in the first inning after Kristen Drobiak’s hit brought Talia Loda home to put Springfield up by one.
After the Warriors scored two runs in the third the Pride was never able to take the lead again and fell to Eastern Connecticut 3-2.
“The biggest takeaway is that we need to come out strong every inning and we need to execute every impact is important. We have a couple things to work on in the field defensively. After that were just going to move forward.”
Back on Potter Field
After playing 10 games in Florida, where Springfield finished 9-1, the Pride is back on their homefield.
“I think it was exciting to be on Potter Field today. I think we came out really strong,” said Bowen.
Top of the third
Going into the third inning, the Pride held a 1-0 lead over the Warriors. In the top of the third, the Warriors scored two runs after back to back hits in the far right field gave two Eastern Connecticut players doubles and put the Warriors up by one. The Pride was never able to take the lead again.
On March 30th the Pride will face off against WPI in their first conference game of the season.
Last season the Pride split their double header with the engineers, 4-3 and 8-4.
“[We are] just making sure we are crisp all the way around,” said Bowen. “Knowing what we are doing the next play and staying aggressive on the bases.”