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Regular season wrap up paints playoff picture

After three weeks of play, intramural softball finally concluded the regular season. Teams played only five games before the playoffs, so one could expect a handful of winless and undefeated squads. This season was no different.

For the co-rec standings, “PharmDeez” put up a spotless 5-0 season and allowed 2.4 runs per game, the fewest of any co-rec team. “SKI” went 0-5 on the other end of the spectrum. Scoring eight runs and allowing 103 across five games didn’t help to win any games.

On the women’s side, “bad pitches” ruled the field. 18.6 runs scored, and 4.4 allowed per game led the women to their 5-0 season. As for “kd2,” the team certainly tried, but not much came of its effort. At bat, the team only produced 1.8 runs a game while allowing 20.6 on average.

The men’s bracket breaks the norm by having two undefeated teams. Both seeded at the top, “Drake’s Missile” and “Dora’s Explorers” went 5-0 and are poised to meet in the finals, barring a loss in the semis. As for “Delta Sigma Phi,” the regular season was not generous. 28 total runs across five games and allowing the most runs at 117 spelled disaster for the team.

Looking ahead to the finals, members of “Dora’s Explorers” and “Drake’s Missile” have said they feel confident about the remainder of the playoffs. The team captain for “Drake’s Missile,” Cohen Parent, explained what his team needs to do to win it all.

“We’re hitting bombs. We’re doing good,” Parent said. “We just have to put the pedal to the metal and get ready for next game.”

Jacob White, a member of “Dora’s Explorers,” said the past couple of games haven’t phased him in the slightest. When asked if he was worried about his team’s playoff game against “Pike C,” White admitted that no one on the team doubted their chances to win.

“We were not, really. They had to beat Delta Sig,” White said. “They played a good game, but it hurts with them having to play another game before us and get worn out and all that.”

A final between these teams would see ULM intramural’s top two offenses and defenses of the season duking it out. Players from both teams highlighted how productive their teammates have been at the bat. Cole Wilson from “Drake’s Missile” noted his achievements, including eight home runs on the season. He said he hopes to “wake up and get going again” after a recent homer drought.

Team captain for “Dora’s Explorers” Garrison Lynch identified players who picked up the slack due to his recent oblique injury.

“Our best hitters have probably been a combination of Abedn or Tristan. They both have about seven or eight home runs this year, it feels like,” Lynch said. “They’re prone to getting yardage every time they come up, so it’s nice to have them up there hitting.”

Intramural softball playoffs continue with semifinals on Monday and finals on Wednesday at University Park.

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