Ward: Two belles players were honored on Tuesday as Lone Star Conference players of the week. Micherie Koria earned hitter of the week after an 846 average in the six games while Sandra Serna picked up a pair of wins en route to an ERA of 2.8 on the week.
Travis Scott: "They're starting to realize how good they can be. We've been preaching to them about believing in themselves and believing how good they can be. I think now they see that by being able to go out and have a six and oh week. Confidence is a good thing."
Ward: As a team ASU has started lighting up the scoreboard with runs, they've posted double digit runs in six of the last eight contests.
Travis: "They're just doing a great job of buying into the philosophy of strike zone discipline. And what we mean by that is making sure you get your pitch in your count, they're making pitchers work. They're not chasing bad pitches, they're making pitchers work hard. They're also doing a great job of playing the short game, we're laying down some great bunts, using our team speed."
Ward: All around the league teams are scoring at what seems like a higher rate than in recent years, Coach Scott credits hitters getting at better, so he knows his pitching staff has it's work cut out, but he's confident they can get the job done.
Travis: "Hitting technology has gotten so much better with video use, the technology of the bats, the weight room. There are enough hitters to go around but those top notch pitchers and hard to get. We're fortunate to have the three that we have and we feel good about our staff going into the remaining of the season."
The LSC Showcase in Wichita Falls begins on Thursday and continues through Sunday afternoon. We'll keep you updated on their results as they play.