Blugolds softball off to 11-1 start


The Blugolds women softball team is off to their best start since 1997, they were 10-2 that year, this year they are 11-1.

UW-Eau Claire is riding a 5 game winning streak as they prepare for 4 more games this weekend.

In 12 games in Florida, the Blugolds have recorded 96 runs, including two games where they scored 15 runs. Oddly enough, Coach Leslie Huntington says their bats have come alive by taking the focus off their hitting.

"Ironically we've spent less time on hitting this spring than we have before. And kind of the philosophy behind that for us is that we don't want the players to be in panic mode if we're not scoring early in a game," says Huntington "So by de-emphasizing hitting in practice a little bit, its giving us more confidence in games because they know if they just stick with it, eventually the runs will come and that's kind of what we're working towards."


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