SALEM, Ore. – Junior Rebecca Franke hit a game-winning three-run home run in Game #1, as Corban’s softball team earned a split with the nationally-ranked ‘Yotes of The College of Idaho, 3-2 & 3-5, Saturday afternoon at Warrior Field.
The girls are continuing to improve offensively. We aren’t hitting like Tim’s team (they pretty much put on a free clinic for us when we played them last month), but we are swinging the bats better and better. We are 18 games into our season, and we’ve got 8 kids hitting over .300 (compared to 3 last season). The new players are hitting better than they ever have, and our returners are posting better numbers than they ever have. The hard part for me is figuring out how to get them all in the lineup. As a team, we are on pace to nearly double our homerun total from last year, and our batting average, slugging percentage, and on base percentage are on pace to be the best in school history. By no means are we there yet, but the improvement on both the physical and the mental side is noticeable. Knowledge is power. I’m reminded of that with every extra base hit, and every ball that sails over our scoreboard.