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Softball Team Swings into Spring Season

Sierra Miranda takes a swing in the 3/5 game vs. Western Michigan.

Photo credit: Brian Alden

Sierra Miranda takes a swing in the 3/5 game vs. Western Michigan.
Written by: Communicator StaffApril 07, 2017

The IPFW Mastodon softball team has had a bit of a rough pitch this season.

“We definitely could have been better,” said sophomore player Sierra Miranda.

With a little over one month left in the season, the team is 7-23.

Both the March 25 and 26 conference games against Omaha were canceled due to weather, so the team began conference play April 1 vs. North Dakota State.

The Mastodons fell short to North Dakota State 7-2, but they put up a good fight with Miranda hitting her first career home run.

Conference play continues for the team through May 6 in their final game of the season before the Summit League Championship on May 10.

“What happened in the past doesn’t matter now,” Miranda said. “What matters now is how we do in conference and where we go from here.”

The coaches and team have been working hard to improve and be competitive in the conference, she said.

“We are going back to the basics and trying not to overthink things,” said junior athlete Amber Davis.

She said they have been working on the fundamental skills and slowing down rather than rushing through things.

“We are a good team; we have a lot of talent; we just need to pull it all together,” Davis said.“We need to trust each other and our abilities.”

Both athletes said the team is definitely learning from their mistakes and knows they have the potential to make it to the Summit League Championship on May 10.