Lady Blues trying to break 11-game losing streak, end strong

Luke Warnken, Washburn Review

The weather this spring has not been kind to the Washburn softball team. 

The Lady Blues have spent a good chunk of their 2013 season cooped up in the confines of the Petro Allied Health Building because of snow and rain. The poor conditions already cost the Blues two games earlier this season. Two of Washburn’s games at the Southeastern Oklahoma State Tournament, against Ouachita Baptist University and the University of Arkansas at Monticello, were canceled because of rain.  Now the Lady Blues might have another doubleheader canceled because of an unusual snow storm that hit the midwest. 

Washburn’s doubleheader with Southwest Baptist schedule for April 23 was pushed back a day because of rain. But snow started falling April 23 the doubleheader to get pushed back another day. Washburn (9-31, 5-17 MIAA) is trying to break a 11-game losing streak against Southwest Baptist (4-42, 0-22 MIAA), another team in desperate need of a win. Southwest Baptist has not won in their last 36 games. Both teams find themselves at the bottom of the conference with Washburn No. 14 and Southwest Baptist sitting dead last at No. 15. 

The Lady Blues last victory took place on April 6 when they won the first game of their doubleheader with Pittsburg State University. The Blues have a shot to get six more victories, giving them a chance to hit double digits in the win column. Their season rounds out with doubleheaders against Truman State on April 26 and Lindenwood on April 27.