Softball looks to finish fall season strong against Maine
Published: Friday, October 4, 2013
Updated: Friday, October 4, 2013 00:10
The UConn softball team will travel to Maine this weekend to play two games against the Black Bears to end their fall season. The Huskies enter their final weekend with a 4-1 record this fall season and look to continue their strong showing.
UConn has been focused on developing talent this fall in preparation for their inaugural season in the American Athletic Conference.
The Huskies have found success behind the offensive production in their lineup. UConn returns an experienced lineup of 12 past varsity players that have contributed to their successful start to the fall season.
The Huskies have averaged seven runs per game during the fall season. Head coach Karen Mullins has been happy with the production coming from the team throughout the lineup this fall.
UConn has also done a good job keeping their opponents off the scoreboard this fall season. The Huskies have only allowed opponents on average three runs per game.
Heading into their final weekend of exhibition games, UConn looks to follow the same formula for success. The Huskies have benefited from the combination hitting the ball well and their pitchers attacking opposing lineups.
Mullins was pleased with the way the team consistently hit the ball in their last game. UConn is coming off an offensive explosion last weekend against Bryant where they posted 12 runs and 18 hits. The Huskies responded to leaving 15 runners on base in a loss to Boston College earlier in the day.
UConn has also had strong work from experienced returning pitchers Lauren Duggan, Alyson Ambler and Katelyn Callahan, as well as freshman newcomer Kayla Doty.
The Maine softball team is looking to rebuild off a down season in 2013. The Black Bears had an 8-39 overall record last year and struggled down the stretch, losing 8 out of their last 10 games. Maine also struggled at home last season, posting a 2-7 record.