Weekend doubleheader cancelled for softball

The women’s softball doubleheader scheduled for Saturday at home against Winona State University was canceled in response to bad weather forecasts, so the Bulldogs will travel to Warrensburg next Tuesday to play two games against the University of Central Missouri Mules.

The softball team is off to its best start since 2013, winning its first three matchups at the Music City Invitational tournament in Tennessee. The series in Warrensburg will be the team’s last before heading to Central Florida March 8-12 to play eight games against opponents from around the country at the National Training Center.

“I think everyone’s a little bit more excited to play,” pitcher Lauren Dale said. “Everyone’s eager to play and is ready.”

Dale said many members of the team are sad they won’t get to play against more opponents this weekend, but she said she is excited to play in Florida. She said they went 7-1 the last time the team played at the NTC, and it will be good to play outside and in nice weather.

In the first three wins of the season, the Bulldogs outscored opponents 19-8, and two players — Dale and center fielder Christa Reisinger — received awards from the GLVC. The team plays its first conference series against Rockhurst University March 16, a game which will also serve as Truman’s home opener in light of the cancellation of this weekend’s doubleheader.