One of the sports being played this semester is softball. With their season rapidly approaching, the Cowgirls’ first game of the season on Friday, Feb. 12 at Trinity, and their first home game is the following Friday, Feb.19 at 4:00 p.m. against Schreiner.
Although last year’s season was sadly cut short due to COVID-19, there were successes which are worth mentioning. The Cowgirls had multiple wins in the past season, more specifically: wins against Schreiner with a score of 4-3 and 12-8, UT Dallas with scores of 7-5 and 5-4 and multiple wins against The Ozarks with scores of 10-2, 9-5,-20-0 and 7-4. The Cowgirls are prepared for a long season this semester with games scheduled through May 1 with a conference game against McMurry.
Outfielder Maggie Coleman, a sophomore communication science and disorders major from Saginaw, says that her favorite thing about softball is the girls she plays with.
”I've made so many lifelong friendships and feel very blessed to play with them,” Coleman said. “I'm looking forward to finishing the season this time around. COVID cut my freshman year short which was really disappointing, but I'm excited to finish what we started.”
The team is ready to take on the season ahead. Their excitement is visible in the extensive practices they have held in preparation for this season. Some of these practices take place on the field, while others happen more behind the scenes.
“We've been scrimmaging a lot leading up to the season, and we have been trying to see as much live pitching as we can,” Coleman said. “Coach Flo, our weight room coach, has also done a fantastic job of preparing our bodies for the beginning of the season.”
Wish the Cowgirls good luck as they travel to San Antonio to take on the Trinity Tigers on Feb.12 at 5:00 p.m. and again at 7:00 p.m..