Troy softball gets weekend sweep

Published 3:00 am Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The Troy University softball team used strong pitching and offense on Saturday to sweep both Northwest Florida and Auburn University-Montgomery.

The Trojans began their day in dominating fashion by defeating Northwest Florida 28-1 before battling the Warhawks to a 7-2 victory.

The Trojans are now six games into their fall schedule and head coach Beth Mullins is liking where her team is.

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“I thought we looked really good out there,” Mullins said. “I thought we got better than how we looked last weekend. We have gotten a lot better. We have a long way to go and have a lot of things that we still need to work on.”

After starting fall camp a month ago. The Trojans’ number one goal is to just keep getting better. With Mullins in her second year as Trojans head coach these times to be able to work and get better in the off-season is a crucial part in building her program.

“We are further along this fall than where we were last fall,” Mullins said. “That is always a positive. I think the girls know that, and they are working harder than we did last year as well.”

The offense and pitching are both improving, with the pitching staff pacing slight head.

“Our pitching has been really steady. They have done a nice job at keeping us in ballgames,” Mullins said. “I think offense over the last few weeks has grown the most, but that is usually the case. Pitchers normally start out stronger than the hitters.”

Freshman pitchers like Peyton Glover and Claire Graves have shined so far at camp and have contributed to the team’s success.

“They have done a great job at taking what coach (Alex) Hupp, our pitching coach has said in bullpens and have taken it out to games,” Mullins said.

The offense contributed in a big way over the weekend, scoring a combined 35 runs.

“The one part that really shined this weekend was our offense,” Mullins said. “We were able to score a lot of runs this past weekend.”

Now six games into their fall schedule, Mullins believers her players have settled into a groove of having successful practices and being able to transfer that into the games against fresh faces.

“We have had six games so far and they have stepped out onto the field the same way. No matter who we are playing,” Mullins said. “All we try to do is be better than we were last time no matter who we are playing.”

The fans have started to take notice of all the improvement and excitement that is Trojan softball. The fans have come out in a big way to support the Trojans over the previous six games starting with two weekends ago against Mississippi State.

The Trojans will close out their fall camp this week with practices culminating with a double-header on Friday against Gulf Coast Community College starting at 4 p.m.