Drake softball coach Rich Calvert hopes the Bulldogs struggles on offense are a thing of the past. Drake won the second game of a doubleheader at Indiana State on Saturday 8-2. It snapped a four game skid in which Drake failed to score a run.
Calvert says very game is important and they went through a stretch where they had trouble getting runs across the plate, and hopefully, this will break the ice and get them scoring again. Calvert says there were a number of reasons for the dry spell. He says when you get into streaks, it becomes a team mental thing as you face good pitching.
Calvert says you never like to go through that and hope it only lasts a couple of games. It was a costly skid for the Bulldogs who were in the thick of the Missouri Valley chase. They are now 10-8 in the conference. He says they have probably taken themselves out of a one or two seed for the conference tournament with 7 games left.
There is plenty of time to regroup and the good news for the Bulldogs is they will host the Valley post season tournament. He believes they have the best 1-2 pitching combination in the conference, and says when they get on the same page offensively they can score some runs. Calvert says it’s nice to be home, but unfortunately they haven’t played well at home yet this year.
Drake returns to conference play on Tuesday with a visit to Creighton.