By Thomas Walter
The softball team suffered six losses this week at the hands of Army and Saint Francis (Pa.). Playing at home over the weekend, the Orange and Blue lost all four of their games to the Black Knights with the closest contest being a 6-3 loss on April 14. Following the Patriot League series, the Bison were swept once again by Saint Francis, managing to score just one run in the two games.
The Orange and Blue have been swept in six of their last seven series and have lost 23 out of their last 24 games. Deep into the season, the Bison have nearly played themselves out of title contention and need to find a way to get their bats to come alive if they hope to have any chance to make the league tournament.
Against Army, again the Bison had their chances to score but could not convert. On the second day of the two-day series, the Orange and the Blue left a total of 12 runners on base.
On April 17, Saint Francis outscored the Orange and the Blue 15–1 over two games. This continues the streak of the Bison getting violently outscored by all the opponents they have faced in the last two months.
Currently, the squad sits at 6-31 with a 0-12 record in the Patriot League.
“We are going to continue giving our all every pitch,” catcher/outfielder Meredith Dickson ’12 said. “We are looking forward to coming together as a team. Our love for the game will show through.”
The Bison will host Holy Cross this coming weekend before traveling to Lafayette for their final series of the regular season.