Despite strong showing against Edinboro, Clarion softball swept in weekend games

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Despite the beautiful weather, the Clarion softball team did not have great outcomes this past weekend.
Friday, the Golden Eagles traveled to Erie to take on the Mercyhurst Lakers in a doubleheader.
“We had some missteps against Mercyhurst,” said Head Coach Shintrika Hudson. “We couldn’t get our offense going when we needed too.”
In game one Mercyhurst took an early 4-0 lead.
The only run for the Golden Eagles came in the fourth inning.
Junior Lydia Middaugh hit a RBI groundout that helped sophomore Christina Tressler cross home plate to put a run on the scoreboard for the Golden Eagles.
The Eagles went down to 7-1 to Mercyhurst.
“The Mercyhurst games were a learning experience for us,” said Tressler. “Overall I think we had a lot of strong individual performances.”
Game two mirrored game one, because it took up to the fourth for Clarion to get on the scoreboard.
The ending score for game two was 9-1.
“Friday’s game was a little shaky with our performance. It was probably the first time we didn’t play all together as one,” said junior Shawnna Crago.softball
Saturday, the Golden Eagles traveled to Edinboro to bounce back from the horrible games against Mercyhurst.
“Against Edinboro, I couldn’t have asked for a better performance out of the girls,” said Hudson.
In game one of the Fighting Scots double header, the Golden Eagles played well but suffered a 3-2 loss.
Tressler had a great game.  She went 3-3 in game one which also included a RBI double.
“I think I performed well this weekend, but there needs to be a lot of improvement on my part, “said Tressler. “ The coaches and the team have been helping me a lot.”
Game two was also great for the Golden Eagles.
Early in the game Edinboro struck runs and took a 4-0 lead.
Clarion fought back led by sophomore Megan Anderson who went 3 for 3, with three singles.
Hudson stated, “The team really rallied behind each other against Edinboro. We fought two close contests.”
The Golden Eagles continued to play strong despite the 4-2 loss.
“I think what I’m looking forward to for the rest of the season is to see how much improvement we have made individually as well as a team,” said Crago.
Hudson explained that the Golden Eagles are looking forward to turning their season around to win some games.
Clarion will return to action Thursday to resume suspended games against Edinboro due to weather.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_facebook type=”standard”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_tweetmeme type=”horizontal”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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