Mingoes softball team suffers losses in South Florida

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Simba FrenchSend an emailFebruary 7, 2023 110 1 minute readFacebookTwitterLinkedInShare via Email

 The Mingoes lost to the Fort Lauderdale University Eagles in two games, 11-0 and 20-3.

The University of The Bahamas (UB) Mingoes women’s softball team picked up valuable international experience over the weekend taking on Fort Lauderdale University and Florida Memorial University (FMU) during a South Florida game. The Mingoes lost to the Florida Memorial Lions, 11-1 and 12-4, on Friday and lost to the Fort Lauderdale University Eagles, 11-0 and 20-3, on Saturday.

Head Coach Shane Albury said he felt the team could have done better over the weekend.

“One of our weaknesses last year was pitching,” he said. “We improved on pitching this year, but our defense fell down terribly. That eventually led to the lopsided losses.”

He added that the offense was also a problem for the relatively young team.

“We didn’t hit the ball as well as we did before,” he said. “We struggled hitting the ball and we struggled on defense and that just leads to losses. It was disappointing because we know we can hit the ball and the pitchers were doing a great job, but unfortunately physical errors and mental errors resulted in us not performing as well as we could have.”

Over the four games, Sophia Cartwright led the team in hitting with a .650 batting average. Adonya Rolle led the team in on-base percentage (OBP).

The Mingoes ended the 2022 New Providence Softball Association season in third place in the standings but were knocked out in the playoffs.


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