Softball team’s season a hit and miss

BY RILEY LINSEMAN

Cool music, good food and flying balls. Sounds like Friday night softball.rlwomenssoftballconestoga

Last year, as students may remember, Conestoga’s women’s softball team made it to the Canadian Collegiate Softball Association (CCSA) National Championships for the first time. As a quick refresher, the CCSA championships only accept eight out of over 25 university and college teams across Canada. The women’s team earned a spot after finishing second in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association provincial championships.

The season this year has been mixed, with almost an equal number of wins and losses. The Conestoga team won both games of a double-header on Sept. 30 against Fanshawe by a score of 9-6 in the first game and 7-4 in the second game.

An interesting contrast to the near silence of Condor fans on the one side of the field was the wild cheering of the Falcon fans on the other.

The stands and the area around the field were packed. From the Budd Park bleachers to the dotted hills, fans from both the London and Kitchener areas were gathered for the same purpose.

“I just thought we’d watch some local college softball,” said Colton Dodsley, a neutral fan who said if he had to pick, he would cheer for Fanshawe.

In the second game, the score was tied 3-3 in the fifth inning. However, the momentum changed and Conestoga took the lead in the sixth inning, scoring four runs. The team didn’t do as well against Humber College on Oct. 2, losing 6-5 and 10-8 to the Hawks.

The team plays again tomorrow against Fanshawe at Stronach Park in London.

They play again at home on Oct. 16 at 1 and 3 p.m. at Budd Park.

 

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