Season Struggle

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Apr 142011
 
Authors: Travis Todd

CSU softball continues their season this weekend when they take on the New Mexico Lobos at Ram Field. 

The Rams enter today’s game on the heels of a four-game losing streak. The team opened Mountain West Conference play last weekend by losing to UNLV and a pair to San Diego State University. The struggles continued after in-state rival University of Northern Colorado handed CSU a 10-1 defeat. 

The Rams (7-31, 0-3 MWC) continue to focus on the little things that will make the difference moving forward.

“I think we’ve gotten better at focusing on small details with each other,” said head coach Jen Fisher. “Now they’re noticing it and how that one little detail can mean the difference in a game.”

The Lobos (15-17, 1-2 MWC) enter the game struggling to find consistency having won just three of their past six games. The Lobos are led by junior catcher Jessica Garcia, who is batting an impressive .449 with 8 home runs and 25 RBI’s.

The Rams enjoyed success against the Lobos in 2010, winning all three meetings.

“We definitely have the talent,” said freshman Cassie Mosser. “It just all has to come together: the pitching, the hitting and the defense.”

The Rams continue to be more selective at the plate and are working to perfect their mechanics. Fisher knows that the team has the talent, but that bringing out the best in players isn’t easy when the team is low on experience.

Mosser and her teammates believe that with increased experience will come improvements if the team continues putting in the effort necessary to get better. 

“Just practicing as a team and getting all on the same page and just getting the pitching all together,” Mosser said. “That’s really what we’re trying to do.”_

Softball Beat Reporter Travis Todd can be reached at sports@collegian.com._

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