The College of Charleston Women’s Softball (21-11, 2-1) entered the three-game Easter weekend matchup against Delaware riding a six game winning streak. After dropping the first game, the College won both ends of the Saturday doubleheader to take the series 2-1.
Though the streak was halted temporarily, it does not discount the week of exciting wins the Cougars previously had. With two late-inning comebacks against Buffalo and UConn and two run-ruled wins against Brown and Central Connecticut, the Cougars are grabbing wins with no expense to the crowd’s entertainment.
Leading the team with 45 hits, 27 RBI and 14 extra base hits is senior center-fielder Rebecca Mueller. Her .425 batting average is topped only by her .980 fielding percentage. Sophomore standout Taylor Dupree is also a heavy offensive contributor, batting a .391 average.
Samantha Martin, pitching strong through 20 appearances and 101.0 innings has managed to amass 69 strikeouts. Complimenting Martin is junior Sydney Shipley, throwing 43 strikeouts through 16 appearances during her first season as a Cougar.
Looking ahead, the College will face off with a local rival, the Charleston Southern Buccaneers in North Charleston on Tuesday (4 p.m.). The Cougars hold a favorable lead (50-31) in series history against the Buccaneers.