EU Softball team finally got back on the field after a 3 week weather interruption of snow, ice, and cold temps. We played our Evangel Triangle in Bartlesville, Oklahoma since they had playable fields and we didn't. We played 3 games (Lyon College & Grandview University twice). We looked rusty and played rusty. Defense & pitching not working for us right now. Offense is up & down but keeping us in games. We can play better, we will play better. We are already working harder & smarter this week. Two practice sessions what the doctor ordered (6:00 AM & afternoon session). We still trying to find our synergetic 9 players who compliment our lineup. We will find it!
This weekend is our annual David Fillmore Memorial Tournament. Who is David Fillmore you might ask? Our longtime Sports Information Director who passed away in 2008 after a 30 year career as our S.I.D. Dave was so instrumental in helping me get established as the new EU softball coach back in 1993. He was encouraging, uplifting, inspirational when I needed it...so I did not hesitate to name this annual EU softball tournament in his name, in his honor. Sure miss Dave, but NEVER forgotten!
The Fillmore Tournament played at Cooper Park Complex in Springfield. Five teams participating over 2 days (Friday & Saturday) March 13-14. EU softball game times listed below.
Friday March 13
11:00 AM EU plays Northwestern College
3:00 PM EU plays Bellevue University
Saturday March 14
12:00 EU plays USAO (Oklahoma)
2:00 EU plays Cardinal-Stritch University
4:00 Placement Games happen (Championship and Third Place)
Come out and see us, going to be some great softball this weekend!