Over spring break, the Concordia softball team travelled to Tuscon, Ariz., where they competed in 10 games at the Tucson Invitational. The Bulldogs went 7-3 during their time in Arizona.
On Saturday, approximately 20 players took a flight from Omaha to Vegas, and then Vegas to Tuscan. After landing, the players had a few days to adjust then began play on the 5th of March beginning their five-day stretch and ending play on the ninth day.
Some of the Bulldogs’ opponents included William Penn University, Saint Xavier University, Olivet Nazarene University and Presentation College. The team also played Roosevelt University of Illinois two times.
Junior Maddie Fousek had an impressive performance coming back from an injury. She contributed in the infield and also contributed on the offensive side of things with solid hitting and multiple RBI’s. With 13 incoming freshman, the Bulldogs want their veterans to mesh well with their youth.
“Overall, I thought that the trip went really well,” Fousek said. “The time that we spent together on and off the field help us clique and grow as a team.”
Junior Brittany Woolridge, a transfer from Texas A&M University Commerce, also contributed on the pitching mound. Woolridge is originally from Tuscon, Ariz., and got to spend the week in her native state.
“It has been hard transitioning to the changes that come with going from state to state, but my teammates here have helped me out a lot,” Woolridge said. “I am from Tuscan, so it was nice to see family and get to play some games in my home state.”
The Bulldogs also had a free day where some explored a cave and others enjoyed the warm weather with their teammates and families. Their time spent in Tuscon was enjoyable both on and off the field.
“I really think that this trip to Tuscon helped to prepare us for conference,” Fousek said. “We have our first conference game on Saturday and we could not be more excited.”
Then Concordia softball team starts conference play on start Saturday, March 17, against Northwestern. They play at 1:00 and 3:00 in Orange City, Iowa.