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VSU grand slams to victory

By Jyrell Wynn

VSU softball will play a double header against the Christian Brothers Lady Bucs this Saturday at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The series will conclude on Sunday with a final game at 1 p.m.

VSU softball continued their victory streak of 16 wins after defeating the West Alabama Tigers in the Gulf South Conference with a final score of 14-0 last Sunday.

The Blazers defeated the UWA Tigers in a double header on Saturday 9-0 and 15-1 that helped bring confidence for Sunday’s game against the Lady Bucs.

The wins boosted the Blazers’ record to 26-2 overall for the season and 13-1 for the Gulf South Conference standing.

In the first inning, the Blazers scored two of the three runs due to Heather Robinson, sophomore infielder and one of the top power hitters, scoring a two-run single hit play.

Brittany Smith, a sophomore pinch runner, ran for Robinson after her stellar hit and crossed home plate after a pitch from Tigers’ starting pitcher Alli Hall.

In the second inning, Caitlyn Calhoun, the junior pitcher, dominated by pitching a scoreless first half of the inning that led to the Blazers scoring eleven runs in the second half of the inning.

VSU continued a second day run of double-digit runs in a single inning. With four hits and one mistake, they got seven walks and a batter to plate 11 runs.

In preparation for their upcoming game, Calhoun says it is all about practicing and their pitching team.

“We go out and play,” said Calhoun. ”We don’t think about (it).”

Since they have played against the Lady Bucs before, she says the only thing to improve is to keep getting better another year.

Fran Johnson, outfielder and one of the top four hitters, believes the solution to defeating the Lady Bucs is working hard, practice and trusting the coaching staff.

“We will play our game,” said Johnson. “We will take the opportunities given to us and run with them.”

Johnson states that the key for bringing home a victory lies in not giving in and continuing to work despite their opponent being scrappy.

Christian Brothers Lady Bucs record of 4-18 continues with a lost against North Alabama in a double header 10-1 and 10-2.

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