After giving up 28 runs in two games to Conestoga, you could forgive the Falcons if they felt intimidated.
But these girls don’t get scared.
Fanshawe’s women’s softball team jumped out to a 2-0 lead on the Condors, but a lack of clutch hitting and some defensive miscues allowed Conestoga to claw back and take the game 4-2. The Falcons even had two runners on base in the bottom of the seventh but were unable to drive them in. Still, head coach Catherine Arthur was impressed by how the team battled.
“You know, it was much better than the first two games. We hit; we left nine runners on and I think that was the big difference in the game. We knew what to expect and the girls have just bonded over the last couple of weeks.”
It’s been an up-and-down season for the team, as their 4-8 record shows. But this is the first softball team the school has ever fielded, and the girls think it’s pretty cool that they can be a part of history.
“They are really excited about that,” coach Arthur says. “They know that they are the first ones to get the first hits, the first home runs, the first everything, and they’re super excited about that.”
The Falcons will continue to build on their positive strides as they take on Durham College in Oshawa on Saturday before returning home for the last four games of the season.