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Offense Powers Archers to Sweep at Cottey

Archers LogoAs has been the case for the better part of the last month, St. Louis Community College’s softball team continues to follow the lead of a potent offense as the season has moved beyond the halfway point.

The Archers piled up 22 runs in a doubleheader sweep of Cottey College Saturday (April 11), moving the Archers back above .500 at 14-12.

STLCC piled up runs in bunches over the course of the afternoon against Cottey, putting together three separate innings of four or more runs. The Archers’ attack was aided by four Comets errors in the opener, which STLCC parlayed into seven unearned runs. Saturday was the continuation of a difficult season for the Comets, as they extended their season-opening losing streak to 19 games.

The sweep wiped away an out-of-character pair of losses at Coffeyville Community College the previous day, when the Archers were held without a single run over 14 innings.

The Archers’ offense, which is batting .308 collectively, has been the driving force behind most of the team’s success throughout the season. When the Archers accumulate 10 or more hits, they are a staggering 9-1. When scoring eight or more runs, the Archers are 10-1.

The offensive success Saturday is indicative of head coach Brad Wilson’s recent assertion that the team’s best performances remain ahead of the group.

“This (production) is what we had hoped for, but to be honest, I don’t feel like we’ve hit our stride yet,” Wilson said following a recent doubleheader sweep over East Central. “We’ve had a couple of girls who we know can hit, and haven’t come all the way around yet.”

If last weekend was any indication, it appears the Archers may be one step closer to that point.

Diamond Notes

  • The Archers’ April 7 rainout against Three Rivers Community College has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 15. First pitch is at 2 p.m. at the Meramec campus.