Softball looks to bounce back for conference play

By Joshua M. Hicks

Staff Reporter

NAIA Softball

Senior Morgan Vogt will take the mound this season with conference success on her mind. Photo Courtesy: Roosevelt University Athletics

After completing last season with a 15-23 record, the women’s softball team plans to bounce back, improving on last season’s struggles. Last season the team was one game away from the conference tournament.

“We trained for six weeks in the fall and also played a few fall scrimmages,” said head coach Amanda Scott. “We started practice three weeks ago and are gearing up for our first games during spring break.”

Senior and team pitcher, Morgan Vogt, has set goals for both herself and the team as they head into the 2015-16 season.

“I really want to push myself farther this year and go out with a bang for my last year of college softball,” Vogt said. “Our team is better than it has ever been. We are more driven than anything due to having so many seniors this year and our desire to make the conference tournament, and hopefully farther than that.”

Senior Kelly Crowley also has high hopes for the team’s conference success.

“The main goal we are trying to reach this season is to be in the CCAC tournament,” Crowley said. “We plan to achieve this goal by taking one game at a time and giving 110% from the first pitch to the last out of each game.”

Coach Scott believes that the team’s season success is heavily contingent upon their ability to work together and connect on the field.

“I feel the way that we all connect with one another is the key,” Vogt said. “Being our pitcher, it is important for me to be able to connect with my catcher, defense, and coaches. The littlest things help us know that we are all on the same page with every pitch.”

Crowley believes that the factors that can take this team to the next level are the seniors and their leadership.

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