The Murray State softball team went 4-0 last weekend at the Sand Dollar Snow Classic in Gulf Shores, Ala. and scored 19 runs against Wright State. Two Racers were named OVC Player/Pitcher of the week.
The Racers played Ala.. first in a two game seres on Sunday and they won 12-0. In the second game they played Wright State where they won 3-0. Previously on Saturday the Racers shut down Bradley 7-1 and Wright State 12-3.
The Racers (10-5) were supposed to play in the Tennessee Classic in Knoxville, Tenn. but ended up going to the Sand Dollar Snow Classic because of weather. The Classic was comprised of all teams that were snowed out of their own events.
“Change is always tough to deal with when we are expecting to go one place and having to pick up and go another but they took it and ran with it and we came out 4-0,” said Head Coach Kara Amundson.
Amundson said her players made good adjustments.
“Statistically, we start out average and then in the middle, we score a ton. One time through the lineup and we see the pitcher and make adjustments,” Amundson said.
Sophomore pitcher Mason Robinson was named OVC pitcher of the week for the second week in a row. She went 2-0 in two games including pitching a shutout. Robinson only gave up one run in two games.
Sophomore first baseman Jessica Twaddle was named OVC player of the week for the first time. Twaddle had four RBIs against Wright State and three against Bradley. For the weekend tournament she hit .538, going 7-for-13.
“I try not to worry about individual type stuff,” Twaddle said. “I just do what I can to put our team in a position to win. I want to continue to push myself. This is the first time I’ve received this award and I am appreciative. I didn’t even know I had done that well.”
Because of this week’s winter weather, the 2015 Southern Illinois Coach B Classic that was scheduled for March 6-7 is canceled. Amundson said she is trying to get some other games schedule for this weekend so the athletes can continue preparation for conference that starts March 16.
Story by Da’Sha Tuck, Staff writer