Team will play five games in the span of two days, doubling its chances for a victory
HUTCHINSON, Kan. --In the span of two days, the Haskell softball team will play five games, which is exactly half of all the games the Indians have suited up for during the 2012 season. HINU enters the Sterling College Tournament with an 0-10 record, but will have a total of six chances this weekend to get in the win column for the very first time this year.
The tournament is hosted by Sterling College and will pit Haskell against a Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference opponent in Kansas Wesleyan as well as four non-conference foes. One of those non MCAC teams include Tabor College, who the Indians already played this season, dropping a double-header to the Blue Jays on March 6 (13-2, 10-2).
Joe Bointy's squad will open up the tournament on Friday, with a trio of games against KCAC opponents. The first features HINU and McPherson College of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference at 9 a.m., followed by a match-up with Friends University at 1 p.m. The day's competition ends with a 3 p.m. game versus the Bethany College (Kan.) Swedes.
Saturday puts the Purple and Gold on the field with some familiar faces. The Indians play fellow MCAC conference member Kansas Wesleyan at 10 a.m., and then take on the Tabor College Blue Jays for the third time in two weeks at high noon.
Once Haskell arrives back in Lawrence following the weekend tournament, they will shift their attention toward conference play, which begins on Tues. March 27, with a doubleheader against College of St. Mary. Log onto haskellathletics.com following the Sterling Tournament for complete results and recaps.