Softball grabs three wins over weekend

The Truman State University softball team saw two series this past weekend, one against Lindenwood University and another against the University of Missouri-St. Louis

The Bulldogs finished with three wins out of the four games played throughout the weekend. 

Head Coach Amanda Bradberry has her squad sitting at a 7-11 overall record early on in the softball season.

“Continuing to make the little adjustments game-by-game led us to our recent three-game win streak,” Bradberry said.

The UMSL series was dominated by a combination of good hitting and great pitching, Bradberry said.

Truman combined for seven runs in total over the two-game series while only giving up one run overall. 

“We got the timely hitting down, and the players adjusted to what the pitchers were throwing,” Bradberry explained. “This was key to our series sweep.”

The sweep over UMSL was the Bulldogs’ first conference series sweep of the season and extended the Bulldog win streak to three games. 

Coach Bradberry shifted focus to discuss what the team has ahead in its immediate road trip this upcoming weekend.

“To begin the week, the team has a day off,” Bradberry said. “It’s a good chance for the players to recover from the weekend.”

Bradberry expects the team to stay sharp over the week and head into the following two series with the energy from last weekend. 

The idea of the team is crucial for the second year head coach, as Bradberry applauded her team’s overall ability to step up. 

“I think the joy in our season so far is that different people are stepping up each game,” Bradberry said. “It’s been fun to watch from a coaching perspective.”

The Bulldogs have seven home runs on the season and 124 hits overall, and a team ERA of 4.79. 

Truman is currently in seventh place in the GLVC at this point, with games coming up against McKendree University and University of Southern Indiana

“Early on in the season, our players were kind of watching and taking everything in,” Bradberry described. 

Bradberry concluded the previous sentiment with the notion that the team has matured since the start of the season. 

The head coach closed the conversation with a declaration that she shares with her team after each season improvement. 

“I always tell our team to bring those wins and that energy over into our practice and future games ahead.”

The Bulldogs will be in action this Saturday and Sunday, first, a two game series against McKendree followed by a series against Southern Indiana.