WSC Softball Season Starts


Agnes Kurtzhals

Softball season opens with a 2-5 start during their first two weeks.

Jackson Kelley, News Writer

Wayne State College softball is 2-5 to start out their first two weeks of the season. 

After a grueling first week, Feb. 11-13, for WSC softball losing all four games they came home and regrouped. Head Coach Shelli Manson said that after losing four games their first weekend they came out with a positive attitude and things to work on.   

After refocusing, they won two of the three games played this past weekend, Feb. 18-20. They blew out Newman 9-3 and got a rally, in the sixth inning, to beat Truman State 5-4. Truman scored all four points up to the sixth inning and then the Wildcats let the flood gates open with five runs in one inning.  

“The Wildcats came up with five hits to go with one Bulldog error to score five runs and rally for the win,” according to Wildcats sixth inning rally lifts WSC softball in 5-4 win over Truman State. 

Earlier Sunday morning, the Wildcats softball team picked their first win of the season against Newman 9-3. The game was a blowout with the Wildcats rally putting up six runs in the second inning. According to Wildcat softball picks up first win of the season 9-3 over Newman WSC let one run go tying it up in the top of the second inning. In the bottom of the second inning the Wildcats scored six runs.  

Looking forward at the rest of their season there are still thing this team must work on. Manson said the girls must stay present in the moment and not worry about past games or seasons. They must focus on the game at hand.  

“Augustana and Mankato are our toughest competition because they are both top 10 teams in the nation,” Manson said.  

The Wildcats softball team is facing some tough competition. Manson said that defending and pitching can see some improvement this year. She also said the pitching coaches are young, so they must get into the grove.