Howdy! So we finally clinched our first conference sweep in a series that was three consecutive days. That may sound a little strange, but we have dropped at least one game out of three against every team we have played in conference except Baylor. The trick is, we played Baylor three times over the course of a month. So we were very excited to finally prove that we could do this three-game series thing.
This weekend was definitely a fun one. A lot of people had some really great appearances on the field against Kansas. One such player was Cassie Tysarczyk. She has been having a pretty good showing during conference play this year, and I am very excited to see her in postseason. Another person who did very well was our pitcher Mel Dumezich. She threw some really great innings and did some good things at the plate, as well.
Last weekend and this coming weekend are very important for our team because the games have a lot of influence over whether we host Region and Super Region. One of the greatest advantages we have here at Texas A&M is our home atmosphere, and to have that would be a huge deal. So if we can sweep out this weekend against our first-time opponent Boise State, we have a great chance of doing just that. However, Boise State is not going to be a walk in the park. I have looked into them, and even though they are only in their fourth year, they are a winning program. We are going to have to play hard and smart to take home three wins, but the rewards will be quite worth it.
Another fun thing that happened this past weekend was our Senior Day celebrations. This is a very important and rather sad day in Aggieland because we are reminded that we will soon lose some teammates. This year, we will say goodbye to Natalie Villarreal, Kelsea Orsak and Lindsey Sisk. These are three people who have had huge impacts on Texas A&M softball and will be greatly missed.
Senior Day isn't all just tears and tissues. We also have a lot of great laughs. Something we do that everyone enjoys is we give gifts and do pass-downs. Each class gets together and buys some "gifts" for each senior, and the senior class gets together and does the same for each person on the team. These gifts aren't gift cards or anything like that; they are usually gag gifts that symbolize some funny story that ties the senior to the giver. It is a great opportunity for us to have some fun and embarrass each other a little bit because we present them all in front of our coaches, family and friends.
As you can see, we are busy here in Aggieland. We are working hard to achieve our goal of a national championship. If you are interested in some great softball, come on out to Boise on Thursday, Friday or Saturday, or you can tune in on AggieAthletics.com to catch the action.
Thanks and Gig 'Em!