Softball comes out of Frost Classic ahead

The softball team went 3-2 last weekend at the Frost Classic in Chattanooga improving their record to 7-6 overall.
The team won both games last Friday with wins against Northern Kentucky and Niagara.
“We did a good job in the first game of putting away a team that was weaker than us and didn’t let them stick around.”coach Bonnie Bynum said.
The Golden Eagles were able to keep their momentum going from their 8-0 win over Northern Kentucky into the second game of the day against Niagara.
 “The second game we got down 4-0 but we didn’t let it bring us down like we have been and we fought back and came back and won the game.”
“One of the positives that we took away from those games was the fact that we had complete team wins from both the offensive and defensives side,” senior pitcher Claudia Harke said.
Despite the first loss the following day to Miami (Ohio), the team was able to bounce back and capture another win of the tournament over Missouri State, 2-0.
“We knew we had to forget about the previous game and have a new start,” Harke said. “We tried to change the mentality and look forward to the next game.”
The changed showed as sophomore pitcher, Taylor Ketchum was able to clench her fifth win of the season improving her record to 5-1 and senior Brittney Spalding hit the team’s first home run of the season.
The team ended the weekend with a dramatic loss to Ohio University who scored their only two runs in the top of the seventh. The game went back and forth up until then, but the Golden Eagles could not break the Bobcat defense.  
“The losses of the weekend weren’t really one thing but a lot of little things that we just need to keep improving on,” Bynum said.
The team will play in the Purple and Gold tournament this weekend at Lipscomb University in Nashville. Tech will face IPFU, UTEP and Lipscomb across four games in two days.
“This weekend we are going to play the entire game from the first inning through the seventh,” Harke said. “We need to have the mentality to play the whole game through and not get complacent.”