Tuesday evening the JV softball team hosted Bethany at home in a 5-inning double header matchup.
The two games were originally scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. However, there were no umpires present. This forced the game to take a much later start than scheduled for the evening.
‘There were no umpires scheduled for our games today,” said Baylee Worrell, “so we had to call Cam, an umpire we had a lot in the fall and have someone else be our field umpire.”
The first game started with an explosion from the Swedes as they put up an early 3-0 lead over the Warriors. In the bottom of the first, Sterling was able to load the bases as a walk would push across their first run of the game as they trailed 3-1.
The Warriors and the Swedes battled it out over the remainder of the game, each scoring one additional run. Bethany would take the win over Sterling in game one with a 4-2 victory in five innings.
“The first game was pretty rough,” said Yaniralis “Yaya” Rosario, “due to the fact that we were lacking on our hits.”
“The first game our games bats weren’t there as much as they could have been,” said Brianna Ayala, “but we did learn from it and came alive more the second game.”
The second game started off strong for the Warriors as they took the early 3-0 lead over the Swedes.
Bethany battled back scoring four runs of their own off of a couple of well placed hits to take the lead 4-3.
Both teams pushed across a few runs as the second game ended in a victory of 7-5 for the Swedes.
“A major struggle we had tonight was energy,” said Ayala. “I feel like the energy we produce in the dugout is what we bring to defense and offense, and I definitely feel it wasn’t there tonight.”
“We can improve for the next game,” said Worrell, “by being selective at the plate and taking advantage of every at bat or ball we get hit to us. We can also improve in our energy in the dugout. Energy is so important and is what keeps the team motivated to keep fighting. Energy makes the game more fun to play.”
The JV softball Sterling College Warriors will now prepare for their next game scheduled for Tuesday the 16 at Hesston College.