Eagles edge Wildcats

04/11/08

Due to weather problems, the softball team's doubleheader against the Graceland Yellowjackets was canceled Wednesday

On Sunday, the Baker Wildcat softball team was unable to carry momentum from its second win of the season and dropped two games at Avila University.

Junior Alexis Pryor said the team was able to hit in the first game but not take advantage of runners during the 7-1 loss.

"The first game we didn't play very consistent," Pryor said. "We hit well, but it wasn't very consistent."

Head coach Jennifer Rigdon said the team's inability to bat runners in was the main problem.

"We just left too many runners on," Rigdon said. "We weren't able to string any hits together."

Pryor said in the second game, a 5-3 loss, a few key errors late in the game hurt the team's chances of winning.

"In the second game there were a couple errors in the last inning that cost us," Pryor said.

Rigdon said every team in the conference has had to deal with adversity created by the large amounts of bad weather during the spring.

"I think pretty much across the board it's been pretty hard for all the conference teams," Rigdon said.

Rigdon said the team has stayed focused despite the tough losses and many canceled games.

"We have good leadership and positive attitudes," Rigdon said. "We just keep moving forward."

Freshman Brooke Pryor said the team has to find some consistency to be successful.

"It's been very sporadic," she said. "We haven't had any flow with our games yet. We've just got to go out and try to play our game."

The team will head to William Jewell College for the William Jewell Tournament Friday and Saturday.

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