Oswego State attempts to keep focus in wake of postponements

(Devon Nitz | The Oswegonian)
(Devon Nitz | The Oswegonian)

The Oswego State softball team started off its season going 3-4 on their spring break trip, which took place in Clermont, Fla.

The Lakers are coming off of a loss in the last game of their Florida trip against Anderson University (from Indiana) and were set to kick off SUNYAC play against SUNY Potsdam (0-10) and SUNY Plattsburgh (2-10) in two doubleheaders scheduled for last Friday and Saturday, respectively.

This is where the weather of Oswego has come into play. The snow had not quite melted all the way yet, leading to the postponement of the two SUNYAC match-ups because of wet and muddy field conditions.

Head coach of the softball team Casey Price said the team is disappointed they weren’t able play this past weekend, but that they wouldn’t let the unexpected break slow them down.

“We continue to keep practicing as normal,” Price said.

“We are definitely ready to play and have been working on the little things we saw in Florida that we needed to work on to help us improve.”

Price also said that the team morale is sky-high, as is the chemistry among the players.

We are definitely ready to play and have been working on the little things we saw in Florida that we needed to work on to help us improve.Head coach Casey Price

Price stated that the team captains have been hosting team dinners while looking ahead to playing a doubleheader on Wednesday against Cazenovia (1-7).

This date with the Wildcats of Cazenovia would have to wait as well, however, as the games were postponed two days in advance.

The Lakers have been at the mercy of the weather since their return from the Florida trip, with three straight home games postponed in advance due to poor weather conditions.

The games against Potsdam and Plattsburgh have since been rescheduled for April 20 at 1 p.m. and April 13 at noon, respectively.

Despite the delay between games, the team looks to build off of the leadership of senior outfielder Sammie Schroeter who is off to a hot start, posting a .474 batting average while starting all seven games for Oswego State. Schroeter also has seven runs scored and has driven in four runs.

Junior second baseman Jessie Terrano has also started off the season strong, boasting the second highest batting average on the team with a .563 clip.

Terrano has played in six games so far this season, and started in five.  Along with Terrano’s seven runs scored, she also leads the team in slugging percentage at .688.

Oswego State’s next home game will be held against Wells College on Tuesday, barring anymore setbacks because of weather.