Despite losing two games in Rochester at the beginning of the season, the Saint Mary’s University fastpitch softball team went 6-2 on its spring break trip to Clermont, Fla.
By the end of the trip, the Cardinals walked away feeling victorious, hopefully giving the rest of SMU a preview of how the season will go.
Coach Jen Miller said one of the most beneficial things she learned about her team was the depth of players at each position. She said the amount of versatility and willingness to work has given her and the coaching staff confidence in each player at each position.
Miller said she also discovered the team’s determination, since the players never gave up during their games and worked hard for their victories.
With conference games beginning March 28 against Augsburg College at home, the team is ready to begin playing, especially since the weather has been unnaturally warm lately.
Miller said that “defense, hitting and pitching” will be important for the team to have a successful season this year. She said those three aspects will determine if the team will have as much success as they did on their spring break trip.