The Wildcats’ softball team finished their trip to Denton Sunday to participate in the North Texas Invitational. Other teams included the North Texas Mean Green, Creighton Bluejays, Missouri State Lady Bears and the University of Tennessee at Martin Skyhawks.
The Wildcats lost three of their four games, defeating Missouri State 7-2.
“We have a lot of little areas within the game we need to clean up,” Head Coach Abigail Farler said. “We felt like we were in a lot of ball games we were able to compete with, but not all of our areas were clicking.”
The Wildcats have been led by senior Blair Clayton this season, who leads the team in hits, home runs and batting average. Clayton ranks 29th in the Southland Conference in batting average and 10th in runs batted in (RBI). She also has a slugging percentage of .075%.
“I am proud of her resilience and her ability to fight for her team,”Farler said. “She stepped up and came up with some big clutch hits multiple times already this season. Its really exciting to that out of a senior and she’s put in a lot of work and its paid off.”
This season, the Wildcats are 11th in batting average and last in pitching percentage in the Southland Conference. However, they are second in fielding percentage.
This season season has been to a rocky start for the Wildcats, but they are confident that these upcoming games can prove their grit as a team.
“We are going to continue to be aggressive and play to our strengths,” Farler said. “If we just do our part, we can put ourselves in a position to win ball games. There are some teams I think we matchup well with.”
For their next tournament, The Wildcats will travel to Louisiana Friday for the Mardi Gras Mambo tournament. They will play a total of five games in the tournament.