Monday, March 21, 2011

4 games in...

Hello Blugold Fans!

Well, we are four games into our spring break trip. We are having a good time here in Tucson, and we are learning more about our team everyday. Yesterday we beat St. Kates and St. Olaf in 5 innings. We put up 28 runs...yes that's right 28 runs in 10 innings. As Coach said, we have set the bar high and need to keep putting up runs for our pitchers. After the game we got some pool time and a lot of players took advantage of that! Later in the evening we had a team cookout with our families. We had burgers, hot dogs, baked beans, coleslaw, and more. It was really good! Most everyone was so tired from all the sun and time change that we were all in bed by 10:30.

Today was a really windy day here in Tucson! We battled the wind all day and came out with two victories. Our first opponent, Hastings out of Nebraska, came ready to play. The game went back and forth, but our backs were against the wall in the 7th. We needed to score a run to stay in the game. Britt got us started, and Ash and Jenny finished the job giving us a run to tie the game. We held them in the bottom of the 7th for an international tie breaker 8th inning. Haluska did it again like she did against Buena Vista, and drove in two runs to go up 5-3. We finished it out for the win in the bottom of the 8th.

It was a really different story against Calvin, out of Michigan. We started early and kept pouring it on! We had a huge 4th inning, scoring 9 runs. The highlight was Freagon's booming centerfield home run (over 235 fences). Meinen pitched really well, and Wish came in relief and shut them down. Overall, it was a great day to be a Blugold. We had another cookout tonight and the highlight for me was the strawberry pie!

Tomorrow we play in the early morning against North Central and Otterbein, and then after that we get some family time to go explore Tucson!

Sara Baumgartner #10

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