Freshmen fortify CU's softball lineup
For most high school athletes, there is a steep learning curve when they make that jump from high school to college, so if that's the case, how can Cameron's softball team be winning games and challenging for a Lone Star Conference title while starting five, and in some games six freshmen?
There is no secret formula to CU's success, the freshmen on the roster are talented, very talented.
This week the Aggie softball team will host West Texas, which just two years ago was claiming the NCAA Division II national title, and once again the series stacks up as a dandy, one that could very well decide the regular-season title.
West Texas is 17-4 in LSC action while Cameron is a game behind at 16-4. Both are chasing Angelo State which is 18-3 on the season. Those three have separated themselves from the pack as Texas Woman's University is fourth at 12-8.
"We are sitting third in the conference, just a half-game behind WT but we have a tougher schedule remaining and from that standpoint, that makes this a big series for us," CU coach Dennis Furr said. "But we don't feel there is a great deal of pressure to win because our strength of schedule will help us. We've won some games on the road against good teams.
"But, WT is the team you start the season thinking you have to beat to win the title. They are really talented across the board pitching, defense and hitting. There are not any weaknesses.