Lady Badgers win two, lose two in home quadruple-header
EPHRAIM—The Lady Badgers made a good impression on their home crowd with two wins in their home-opener quadruple-header against the visiting College of Southern Nevada last weekend.
Snow College’s softball team, already holding a 6-3-1 record in early season play, matched up well against the Lady Coyotes, splitting a series on Friday, winning 6-3 before dropping one, 7-1. Snow made up for the loss promptly by blowing away Southern Nevada the next day, 8-0, in only five innings before the mercy rule applied. In their final match, a score-fest fell just out of reach as the Lady Badgers fell, 14-11, to end with a 2-2 conference record.
“We did what we’ve worked our hardest on,” head coach Chad Larsen said. “We set goals on our hitting, and today we put that in the works and made it happen. If the girls are playing hard and having fun, we win ballgames.”
Snow’s best moment of the home series came in their first game on Saturday. Fueled by focused hitting practice like Larsen mentioned, the Lady Badgers blew the gate wide open early on, scoring six runs in the first two innings. In total, seven Snow runners scored off of seven hits in the game. Left fielder McCall Stoddard posted two RBI’s, while pitcher Carley Guymon got credit for the win. Stoddard had five runs in the entire series, while Guymon improves her pitching record to 5-2.
Looking forward at a tough conference schedule, the Lady Badgers play their next two series on the road against No. 14 Southern Idaho this weekend and at home against No. 8 Salt Lake next weekend. “We expect to be one of those [ranked] teams soon,”
Larsen said. “Our pitching is coming along really well, and our hitting is doing well for us, so it’s just about putting them both together.”