Washburn softball set for Border Battle

Ben Fitch

Lady Blues softball went cold this weekend as the Fort Hays State Invitational was cancelled due to snow.

The team was scheduled to play Eastern New Mexico University, Oklahoma Panhandle State University, University of Missouri and Eastern New Mexico University.

Play will resume for the Missouri Southern/Pittsburg State Border Battle on Friday when the Blues face Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Pittsburg, 3 p.m.

The season had a weak launch at the Angelo State Tournament in Texas. Washburn won one of five games, from Feb. 13-15. Winning against the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, the Blues walked away from a 7-0 tally.

“The first few games we just didn’t hit,” said coach Lisa Carey. “We just needed to put it together—pick up our pitching and not leave runners on base.”

Carey said she thought the outcome was not a good representation of the team’s skill.

“We played two ranked teams,” she said. “They threw their ace pitcher at us. We should have been 3-2 without a doubt. If we can hold leads and have runs we can win.”