Softball team faces simple situation: win or stay home - Oct. 03, 2013
The St. Stephen Spartans girls softball team is largely in control of its own destiny. The team enters this weekend with three games on the slate – two on the road Saturday, and one at home Sunday. Win all three, and the squad has a reasonable chance of claiming one of the two top spots in the league, and thus extending the season.
The team, like many, has also crowbarred a number of exhibition games into its schedule, and after a pair of wins over the weekend – solid 16-6 and 14-4 results against Rothesay – is rounding into form.
“The girls have improved so much since the beginning of the year,” reflected coach Maurice Gullison.
Errors have been reduced significantly, hitting is obviously coming along and moreover, the pitching is improving as well.
“Our pitching is really starting to gel right now,” said Gullison.
The squad has a 7-3 record overall, but the league record is 1-2. The two games Saturday and one Sunday are all league games. The team could use a little help from currently 0-2 Southern Victoria. Wins by the currently winless squad against Rothesay would be a big help in St. Stephen’s playoff bid, although the Spartans still have to win its games to claim that second spot.
Saturday’s games are on the road, while Sunday’s is a 3 p.m. home tilt against Southern Victoria. That contest will be at the SSHS diamond, behind the school in St. Stephen.