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Student sluggers continue fun in week 2

Shubrat Simkhada
Zena Forestier prepares to swing at the plate.

 Softball intramurals began its second week in season, the first day being last Monday and continuing Wednesday. The games lasted all day. Students of various athletic backgrounds participated; some looked like professionals down to the way they walked to the plate, and some needed lesson on holding the bat. 

 Co-rec teams “Drake’s Missile” and “Cheese Grid” played seven innings, with a few players from each team hitting runs like nobody’s business. “Drake’s Missile” took off with a lead in the fourth inning and never let “Cheese Grid” catch up, trading points until the seventh inning came to an end, and the scoreboard read 18-11.

Freshman atmospheric science major Hayden Hotard, playing for “Drake’s Missile,” brought up his team’s ever-growing win streak and passion for the game.

 “We’ve beaten every team so far pretty good,” Hotard said. “I absolutely feel good about our team. We’re out there having fun and gunning for the title.”

 After the co-rec games ended, it was time for the women’s teams to shine.

 Pre-PT kinesiology major Rileigh Ecker, who plays for “AOII,” discussed her emotions regarding their 11-2 loss to “Bad Pitches.”

 “I think we played well. It was definitely one of our harder games, but I think overall we did really well,” Ecker said. “Win or loss, I’m always in a good mood walking off the field because I had fun playing with my team.”

The women’s games finished up just in time for the men to take their turn at 8:00 p.m. “Delta Sigma Phi” and “Pike C” fought hard against each other, both teams hitting run after run to ultimately end with a score of 16-9 in favor of “Pike C.”

  Freshman pre-radiology tech major Drake Prunty described the performance of “Delta Sigma Phi” on the field. Prunty said he believes their communication was “on top.” Everyone knew what was going on at all times. It was just the unfortunate few balls and strikes that ultimately led “Pike C” to defeat “Delta Sigma Phi.”

 Ecker mentioned her opinion on students trying out intramurals.

“For someone who is not exactly athletically inclined, it may not be an easy thing to do,” Ecker said. “However, intramurals are not serious and are more about just having fun. I would recommend anyone to try it out at least once.” 

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