Defender Weekly Weekly Review | March 5-11

SPRING BREAK

Both the baseball and softball teams spent the week in sunny Myrtle Beach, S.C., getting in half a dozens games. With the teams staying so close, both took advantage of the proximity and showed their support for each other.

softball

The Lady Defenders took the field for the first time this season and showed their is reason for excitement. While winning 12 games a season ago, the team demonstrated that they are poised to surpass that mark this season with a batch of talented young players. After losing a heart-breaker a season ago to Cazenovia College, CSU got even this year with a come from behind 7-6 win. Three two outs hits, all by freshman, produced a memorable seventh inning rally that stunned the Wildcats.

Allison Glennon earned her first career shutout in a 20-0 win over Sweet Briar College.
Emily Reilly knocked in three runs in CSU's win over Cazenovia College.

baseball

The Defenders went up against some established programs while down south, and showed what the team is capable of. CSU provided a scare for Greensboro College, as the two teams went back and forth for a few innings. Connor Kopnik gave the Defenders the pitching they needed to take down the University of Valley Forge. Ben Hurlburt would add 5 RBIs in the 15-1 victory.

Connor Kopnik is on pace to be one of the top base stealers in the country.

men's tennis

The men's tennis team was picked to finish fourth in the CSAC Preseason Coaches Poll. CSU opens up their schedule at home on Thursday as they host Alvernia University at 4pm.

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