Leaving Lion Classic II 6-6


Jacob Summerville

During the game against Prairie View A&M University, Maidson Watson, a sophmore infielder, throws the ball to Jaquelyn Ramon, a senior infielder. The Lady Lions started the tournament 1-0 after a 7-0 win against Prairie View.

Gaining two wins and three losses through the 2019 Lion Classic II, the Lady Lions will go into next week’s tournament with a 6-6 record.

After their game against Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville, Alley McDonald, a junior pitcher, explained that a weak offense led to the 2-1 loss on Sunday.

“We didn’t have the timely hitting we needed,” said McDonald. “We left a lot of people on base. I think the timely hitting is going to help us in the future, being able to hit the ball on the ground.”

Coach Rick Fremin shared that Ella Manzer, a sophomore catcher, is a key player to timely hitting.

However, Manzer was out with an injury this tournament.

Fremin said, “We’ll reevaluate her this week, she where she’s at going into the weekend tournament, but we’ll get back at it for practice this week and work with the timely hitting as much as we can.”

Looking forward, Fremin complimented the pitching throughout the whole tournament after the conclusion of Sunday’s game.

“We’re getting good pitching to give us a chance to win,” said Fremin. “Both Tanner Wright last night and Alley McDonald tonight are doing well enough to hold team’s off offensively.”

The softball team will be heading to Starkville, Mississippi next Friday to play in the 2019 MSU Tournament – The Snowman.