Softball starts season with even record

The Truman State University softball team kicked off their season at the Charger Chillout 2.0 tournament with a 2-2 record.

Originally the Charger Chillout 2.0 tournament was scheduled to play out Feb. 9-11, but because of a rain threat in Huntsville, Alabama, the tournament was condensed and pushed back to Feb. 8-9. This meant the Bulldogs played four games instead of the expected six.

Truman won both games pitched by sophomore Alyssa Hajduk, beating Ohio Dominican University on Friday 4-3 with a three-run seventh inning and Christian Brothers University on Saturday 4-1. The Bulldogs lost 8-4 to Trevecca Nazarene University after an explosive five-run seventh inning for Trevecca and lost 10-2 by mercy rule after six innings against nationally-ranked Lee University.

Despite their struggles, the Bulldogs refused to leave any game scoreless. Junior outfielder Christa Reisinger scored at least one run in every game of the Charger Chillout 2.0 tournament, and the team struck out a total of 14 times throughout the tournament — an average of about once every two innings.

Truman resumes play on Friday at the Music City Invitational hosted by Trevecca in Nashville, Tennessee. The Bulldogs start against Ohio Dominican once again at 1 p.m.