Now that the FB regular season is over, I wanted to let the board know about a few things happening on the Softball team. IMO this team will bring us the next National Championship.
1) The team scrimmaged against National Pro Fastpitch All-Star team on 06OCT12. Former M Star and current M coach Nikki Nemitz pitched for NPF. The Varsity team took it to them and had a walk-off, 3-2 win. Sara Driesenga was the winning pitcher. Newcomer Sierra Romero was the hero at the plate by going 3 for 3 with a 2 run homer in the 5th to tie the game. Then in the bottom of the 7th, M worked the bases loaded when Ashley Lane drew a game-winning base on balls.
NPF travels around the country playing various NCAA teams and has a 60-4 record in the past three years. Out of 22 games played this year, NPF lost 3 games: us, UL-Lafayette (5-4) and Okalhoma (5-3).This is the first real test for the Varsity team.
2) Coach signed 3 very good standouts recently. I will profile them in separate "Hello" posts.
3) The Board of Directors approved a multi-million dollar improvement project to Alumni Field. We have very good facilities however they are not "World Class". The improvement will take us to the top. Tennessee has the best overall facilities IMO and this should catch and maybe even surpass Tennessee. This will help recruiting, along with the FB and BB successes. We should have a NC within 5 years (aggressive I know).
The 2013 schedule begins 08FEB13 in Tampa Florida for the USF Tourney.
The future continues to look bright. Coach Hutch is certainly the best in the game, as she re-loads every single year. This, along with the new projects, your "game-day" experience will be much better.