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Softball aims high after mid-season resurgence

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Photo by Josh Calloni
Madisen Noll prepares for a pitch in a game against Bellarmine.

Last Friday and Saturday, March 1 and 2, the Lindenwood softball team combatted the Green Bay Phoenix and Bellarmine Knights.

“We hit the ball well, we pitched the ball well, and we defended well,” assistant coach Ali Brems said. “That’s all you can ask.”

On Feb. 23, the Lions had a losing record of 3-9. After completing the sweeps versus the Phoenix and Knights, including with Lindenwood’s prior victorious games against the Hampton Pirates and the Gardner Webb Bulldogs, the Lions are now on a tempestuous 6 game winning streak, and a win/loss record back at .500, which the competitors in black and gold look to bring to a winning record, and endeavor forward from there.

“We had a bit of a rocky start. We were kind of figuring ourselves out as a team, and just getting used to games, and rotation [with] everybody getting in,” graduate pitcher Amanda Weyh said. “We’ve come together great, we have great energy, and it’s just so much fun to be here. So I just feel like from here and out, it’s just been a blast, and will be.”

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From losses to a resurrection, including each opponent putting in no more than two runs per game, and Lindenwood surrendering only five total runs, while on the other hand attaining 31, in their winning streak. It can only be guessed how deep the Lions will take things through the rest of the regular season, commencing into the eventual Ohio Valley Conference tournament, and the rest of the playoffs.

“This season’s different because we know what’s happening. It’s not our first year D1 anymore, so we feel a little more calm I think. We feel we have more things in our control, so it’s just fun to watch them compete now,” Brems said. “I think something that we did different is we just believed in ourselves, and we hit the ball really well, we pitched really well, and we came together and believed in each other. That, continuing the same things we’ve been doing, and going green.”

Currently standing at fourth place in the OVC, and being undefeated at home, along with all the pieces of the team coming together and captivating effect, the black and gold softball team looks to proceed as a force to reckon with.

“We just need to keep working and shipping away. Everyday, [continuing] the adjustments, keeping the aggressiveness, connecting with each other, and having good energy. [Just] playing our game, and so far I feel like we’re doing that this season, so hopefully it continues,” Weyh said. “I feel like our team is just riding this high right now, we have so much energy, and we’re all coming together as a great team more working together. So I’m just having so much fun, and I have so much confidence, [especially] in my defense behind me, and then our offense when we’re on the mound.”

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Parker Kilen, News Editor
Parker Kilen is the News Editor for LindenLink. He is a junior at Lindenwood University majoring in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Journalism and a minor in Spanish. Parker is a transfer student from St. Charles Community College, and is from St. Peter's, Missouri. He joined LindenLink his Junior year, and first semester at Lindenwood. Parker is passionate about writing, and is a huge fan of the Cardinals, Blues, and St. Louis City SC. Parker is also a part-time sports broadcaster with Prepcasts LLC.
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Josh Calloni is the Sports Editor and a sports photographer for LindenLink. He is senior at Lindenwood University, majoring in Communications with an emphasis in journalism. In his free time, he also writes for Frontstretch.com.
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