Tuesday, April 6, 2010
It was a good March for the Delaware State Lady Hornets softball. Through 18 games in the month of March the Lady Hornets head into April with a 10-8 record batting .304 and averaging 5.7 runs per game.
The Lady Hornets can find ways to score with their baserunning and putting the ball in play but their pitching needs improvement.
The Lady Hornets pitching ERA is 11.85. Yikes!!! I'm pretty sure their starting pitching can do a lot better espcially in April and May. Already through April 6 the Lady Hornets were swept at the hands of Howard Univeristy.
Can the Lady Hornets continue their winning way or will they will end up in a long slump?
For a minute I thought the Hornets baseball will have a great start to the 2010season. Instead the Hornets were on the outside looking in.
During their 14 game stretch non-conference schedule in March, the Hornets finished the month with a 1-13 record with bad offense batting .219 and averaging only 3.4 runs a game. The reason why the numbers was so low is because the Hornets were falling behind early in a big hole and couldn't get out of a jam.
Its not just the offense its also their pitching performance as well. Their ERA is disappointing 13.77. The Hornets have to do a better with their pitching command if they wanted to win a lot a ball games and dethrone Bethune-Cookman.
April looks bright for the Hornets with good home game. Through April 6 the Hornets took two of three from University of Maryland Eastern Shore on the road.
Now the Hornets are looking to proved to the MEAC Conference they can be a good contender when they play Towson (two times), Coppin State (three times), University of Delaware, Florida A&M (three times), Georgetown, and Norfolk State (three times).
Lets see if coach J.P. Blandin can find a different strategy to find ways to score and get their pitching performance in order.