Due to weather, the Fort Hays State University softball team has held a 3-3 record for nearly two weeks. They are scheduled to play Friday against Lincoln University in the Pittsburg State University Crossover Tournament in Pittsburg.
FHSU is scheduled to play a total of five games this weekend. This weekend’s tournament also features Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association play.
FHSU currently sits fourth behind Truman State University, Emporia State University and Missouri Western State University.
So far this year, the Tigers have been led by freshman pitcher Maddie Holub.
“It’s been a really good adjustment from high school to college,” Holub said.
Holub led the Tigers to their first home win of the year on Feb. 14. She pitched a complete game and also did some damage with her bat. Other young players have made an impact as well.
Holub, a four-time all state player while at TMP, plays middle infield when she’s not pitching.
Even with the success of younger players, the Tigers sit at .500 and three places out of first in the MIAA.
TSU sits at first with a 3-1 record. They were ranked No. 11 in the preseason MIAA poll. TSU is led by Alex Weber and Erica LaCombe. Weber went hit 7-14 with five stolen bases and six runs scored last weekend at the Charger Chillout. LaCombe is a two time all-MIAA honorable mention.
In second place is ESU with a 7-4 record. They were picked No. 25 in the preseason NCAA Division II poll and third in the MIAA preseason poll. They are led Abby Hughes’s. Hughes was three for three with one homerun, two RBIs and three runs scored in the CBS Insurance Classic last weekend.
MWSU, picked to finish second in the MIAA preseason poll, is third with a 3-2 record. They are led by All-MIAA first team pitcher Allison Jones. Four other All-MIAA first team selections returned to MWSU this year.