Women's Softball News
There it is looming on the horizon. Sometimes seeming almost close enough to touch, close enough to grasp. Yet, the first win in program history continues to elude the Lady Trailblazers who lost both games of a double header against Ohio University-Chillicothe at Paint Stadium on Tuesday night. The Hilltoppers would take the first game by a score of 13-2.
After the second week of statistical reporting the Ohio Christian University Trailblazer softball program dropped in the national rankings to 30 out of 33 teams reporting. "We kind of expected that kind of drop this week since a lot of the schools had not reported during the first week," said Head Coach Emory Clark. The Trailblazers do have some team stats that are worthy of note.
The Ohio Christian University Trailblazer softball team fell short in both games of last Saturday's double header at Southern State Community College. The final score for the first game was 15-0 and the second ended with a final score of 17-0.
After the first week of statistical reporting for the National Christian College Athletic Association the Ohio Christian University softball team has garnered their first national ranking as a varsity softball program. The NCCAA uses a Revised Burbridge Rating Method that assigns values based on the opponent's highest affiliation.
The OCU softball team traveled to Wilmore, KY this past weekend to open their 2010 season against the Eagles of Asbury University. In the first game of the Saturday afternoon double header the Eagles defeated OCU 25-0. In the second game, OCU fell 17-0. "Asbury is a fine program. They have some good athletes. They're well coached.
The 2010 softball season looks to be a season of promise for the Trailblazer softball program. "Our softball program is now in its fourth year with the 2010 season being our first year as a varsity sport, so we still have a very young program," says Head Coach Emory Clark.
April 15th was a bright day for the future of the OCU softball program. Kourtnie Buchanan, a senior from Zane Trace High School, became the first recruit to sign a letter of intent to play softball.
The Ohio Christian University Trailblazers have signed Northridge High School's Lindsay Rose as a dual sport athlete. Beginning with the 2009-2010 basketball season Lindsay will be playing basketball for the Trailblazers.