Softball sweeps Black Hills

CSC’s Stephanie Townsend, (11), senior pitcher of Roosevelt, Utah, hits the ball during Wednesday’s double-header against Black Hills State University. — Photo by Kinley Q. Nichols

CSC’s Stephanie Townsend, (11), senior pitcher of Roosevelt, Utah, hits the ball during Wednesday’s double-header against Black Hills State University. — Photo by Kinley Q. Nichols

You know those cold mornings, when you try to start your car and it just whines pathetically for a few seconds, and then roars to life with no warning?

That’s pretty much the story of the Eagles’ season so far.

They had a fairly slow start, losing 10 of their first 13 games, but their fortunes have been improving lately. Early in March, they won three of four games against Regis State University, and yesterday they trounced the Black Hills State University Yellow Jackets 4-2 and 12-0 in a pair of games. The victory improves Chadron’s record to 11-20 (9-13 RMAC).

“We’re focusing on being more consistent in terms of scoring runs and batting,” head coach Rob Stack said, “And we want to be sure we’re aggressive in a smart way.”

The focus paid off this weekend for the Eagles. In the first game, both teams found the scoreboard early, but the contest slowed down with the score tied at two until the bottom of the final inning, when sophomore Katie Londo, third base, of Colorado Springs, Colo., cranked out a clutch homerun to seal the game.

The hit also served to crack open the next game for the Eagles, who blasted their way to a 12-0 victory with no errors. The game, which ended early due to the mercy rule, went to only five innings.

Chadron fielded two pitchers on the day. Sophomore Aryn Grywusiewicz of Denver handled the first game, striking four batters out and allowing four hits. Senior Stephanie Townsend of Roosevelt, Utah, pitched the second game, striking four batters out and allowing only two hits.

Chadron will host Colorado Mesa University at home on Saturday and Sunday. The Eagles are currently ranked 11th in the RMAC, but Stack is optimistic about his team’s chances to climb the ranks and seize a conference tournament berth.

“We’re only two games out of the eighth spot,” Stack said, “And that can be made up in a weekend.”


Comments are closed.

Recent Softball Articles

Eagles clinch No. 3 seed in RMAC tourney

Apr. 28, 2016

On the final regular season series, the Eagles split the four-game series with the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Eight seniors were honored in their last home games with CSC. On day one, the Eagles won the first game, 7-1, but lost the second, 2-1. During the second day, the Eagles earned a come-back victory 5-4, but lost the second in extra innings, 8-5.

Eagles smash Yellow Jackets in 4-game series

Apr. 14, 2016

Last weekend, the Eagles traveled to Spearfish, South Dakota, to play the struggling Black Hills State University Yellow Jackets. The Eagles won all four games against the Yellow Jackets. CSC had never swept a team on their home field before. The Eagles made quick work of the Yellow Jackets throughout the weekend only having one close game.

Eagles outscore Skyhawks 28-9 in 4-game stretch

Apr. 7, 2016

The Eagles cruised to a 3-1 series win over Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado, last weekend, with two games being called early due to the mercy rule.

Eagles claw way to winning 3 of 4 against ASU Grizzles

Mar. 24, 2016

CSC’s softball team picked up three blowout wins against RMAC opponent Adams State University, but the Eagles faltered in the last game of the weekend, allowing the Grizzlies one win.

Eagles fall in 3 conference games, win 1

Mar. 17, 2016

Last weekend the CSC softball team traveled to Colorado State University-Pueblo, to play RMAC opponents CSU-Pueblo ThunderWolves and the Metropolitan State University- Denver Roadrunners. The Eagles lost both games against Metro (8-3, 2-0) and split agianst CSU-P (11-2, 6-3).