In their first game of the season, the SU softball team takes on University of Mary Hardin Baylor in a home game today at 1 p.m.
According to head coach Angela Froebese, the UMHB team presents some stiff competition.
“They are picked to win the west division of the ASC. We have played them well but have not beaten them yet,” Froebese said.
Froesbese says she has positive expectations for this spring.
“The season looks promising,” Froesbese said. “We return the top pitching staff in the conference and I believe one of the tops in the region.”
Following today’s match-up against UMHB, the Pirates will take on Hardin Simmons tomorrow, Schreiner on Feb. 21, Concordia on Feb. 24 and UT Tyler on Feb. 26.
“We are playing an incredibly tough non-conference schedule that I think will prepare us for conference and getting back to the regional tournament,” Froesbese said.
The softball program started in 2009. The players who were first year students during the team’s initial season are now nearing graduation.
“This is the first year for us to have a senior class and we are excited about that,” Froesbe said.
Team member Lindsay Biggers says the team has put in a lot of effort in preparation for the season.
“I am really excited for the season to begin, as is everyone else,” Biggers said. “We have all been working very hard and are ready to start playing games.”