The U.N.I. softball team takes an 11 game winning streak on the road to Western Illinois on Tuesday for non conference action. The Panthers are 9-0 in the Missouri Valley Conference race after sweeping a three game series from Wichita State over the weekend.
U.N.I. coach Ryan Jacobs who says the Panthers are playing well in all phases and have talked about focusing on doing the things they practice every day. “The phases of the game are picking each other up, there’s one day when our pitchers aren’t sharp and our hitters are picking them up, and vice-versa,” Jacob says. And he says they’ve been able to shut off mistakes when they happen and get out of innings without giving up a lot of runs.
Jacobs says the seniors on the team set the tone and that leadership works its way down to the rest of the team.
U.N.I. is 25-9 overall.