Hello again Catamount Fans,
I am currently on the bus headed to Florida with the team. We're getting ready for some warmer weather, our second tournament of the season, and an experience I'm sure all of us are excited to have. We were very eager about the fact that we are getting close to Longhorn Steakhouse for some food and a break from riding on the bus. This weekend should be full of great competition, and I can't wait to see how our team is going to continue to improve over the next few days.
Last weekend, after we all got over those first game jitters, we opened the season going 2-2 at USC Upstate. Even though we were all hoping for an unbeaten start to the season, we learned from the losses and really grew as a team. Amelia Griffin and Shemekia Scotton, who earned a spot on the all-tournament team at Upstate, lead us to two solid wins against two good teams. We are hoping to take what we learned last weekend and use it to make us better this weekend in Florida.
This weekend we will be playing UNC Wilmington, Charleston Southern, Savannah State, and The University of Florida. We had a rainy week in Cullowhee so there was a limited amount of usable field at practice the last few days. But we made the best of it, working on hitting live pitchers trying to get some more practice on what we were going to be faced with in the game. We also worked on our defensive game, as much as our soggy infield would allow, focusing on communication between the outfield and infield. Overall, I feel like I can speak for the whole team when I say that we are ready to get out of the nasty weather and to Florida for some live games.
We get to play on a big stage this weekend, and as a freshman I know I am excited to play on a field I saw on ESPN last summer. This weekend should be a fun experience and I can't wait to Florida and get the games rolling, not to mention I am ready to get off this bus. (:
Until next time...GO CATS! Thanks and God Bless!
--Taylor Sigmon #15