Women’s Softball – Season Wrap Up With Coach Landrum
The 2015-2016 season ended Tuesday night for the lady Bobcats in a double header against the lady Mustangs from Stevenson University. The Bobcats’ overall record of 28-16 is an improved one from the previous season when the ladies went 24-12.
The women’s softball head coach, Coach Landrom spoke out about how he felt the team did and what they did to improve from their previous season. “I was very pleased with this season. We increased our win total by 4 and were competitive in every game. One of the things that helped us this year was continuity, because we had 12 girls back from the 2015 season and we had lots of experience in every facet of our game (offense, defense and pitching). The girls worked very hard in the off-season with our strength and conditioning coach, Nick Terzulli, and he did a great job of preparing for the season.”
Tuesday nights game one (7-5 FSU) started off with the lady Bobcats trailing behind 1-0 until the fourth inning where freshman Olivia Ford and senior Renay Aubel were able to put FSU on the scoreboard. The momentum continued to the bottom of the fifth inning where FSU’s freshman Catherine Kim, junior Hannah Tavik, senior Taylor Blevins, and senior Lauren Capece were also all able to score. Now with the score standing 6-1, Stevenson University would go onto scoring twice in the top of the sixth, but soon after, one more point was added to FSU’s already six when Tavik scored again. This would go onto to totaling FSU’s seven points; Stevenson attempted to make a comeback in the top of the seventh scoring two additional points, but it wasn’t enough to catch nor surpass the Bobcats already seven. The lady Bobcats fell short in game two, (4-3 Stevenson).
The women’s team will be losing five seniors whom contributed multiple times throughout the season with their countless steals, ABs, and scores. Seniors Taylor Blevins, Lauren Capece, Mary Ann Moore, Allison Williams and Renay Aubel will be moving on. “This group of seniors won 104 games, the most of any group we have ever had at Frostburg, so obviously they were extremely successful. They were also good students and just great people to be around who did a great job of leading the younger girls on the team so they will be missed. So we will need some of the other girls next season to step up and fill those roles that our seniors filled,” said Coach Landrum.
There are high hopes for these lady Bobcats as they will soon be back and ready to train for a new season. With every new season comes new expectations and goals. Coach Landrum was happy to share a few: “I think that we will continue to work in the weight room and spend time working on those things that we need to fix to get better for 2017. We will find ways to finish games and continue to grow the program. Our goals are going to be the same, compete every game and win the CAC tournament. We are looking to make the NCAA tournament next year and with the talent we have on the roster it is attainable.
Frostburg State University is proud of these ladies’ accomplishments in the 2015-2016 season and looks forward to the next one. Game one of the 2016-2017 season is TBA, but FSU will stand strong with this women’s team and encourage them throughout.