By Joshua M Hicks
The Roosevelt softball team has been on a downward spiral this season, holding a current record of 3-13, according to Roosevelt University athletics.
Head coach Amanda Scott praises her team’s recent play, even though the record may not show the success.
“It was great to get 12 games in over spring break,” Scott said. “Our record does not reflect how well we have played. We lost a handful of games by one run and a couple in extra innings. Our defense has been strong and we have seen a lot of offensive production,” she said.
As the team is preparing for conference play, they look to make improvements to help put them in a better position to win games.
Senior pitcher Morgan Vogt, who currently has a 3.00 ERA, explained the mindset of the locker room heading into the upcoming conference games.
“Our mindset in the locker room right now is focusing on league games,” Vogt said. “We start playing conference games this week and were all really excited to play competitively against our rivals.”
Senior and team catcher Kristy Santora, who has a .431 slug percentage, believes that despite the recent struggles, the team is still very close to achieving their goals.
“Softball brings a lot of ups and downs,” Santora said. “But the team understands that and we know that it will pay us back one way or the other. We just need to keep competing and never lose that ability.”
Vogt emphasized the experience the team has received before their conference play begins.
“We still have a lot of time to complete our team goals,” Vogt said. “We want to make it and win the conference tournament. It has been awesome to get to play 15 games before we start conference games to see what we need to work on.”
In order to make positive progress throughout conference play, the team has to continue to compete, according to Scott.
“The key factor for our team is continuing to compete,” Scott said. “We have to learn from each game and build on the positives.”
The team’s next home game is March 29 against St. Xavier.