Thursday, May 5, 2022

On the Beat With Loyola Softball

Loyola had a scheduled double header last Saturday, but the storms caused the second game to be suspended. Rain suspended the second game. The continued game on Sunday went eight innings, ending with a 7-6 win. Andie Broniewicz got the win in relief of Sydney Ruggles. Broniewicz went six inning, only giving up three runs to improve to 4-11. Nova Sinskul and Teagan Sopczak led the way with two RBIs each. Abbey Jacobsen, Haley Wallace, Barnett and Hannah Nalley each had an RBI, with Sinskul's being the game-winner.

The second game saw Loyola take a tough 2-1 loss. Peyton Pepkowski was the rough luck loser, pitching three innings and allowing only one unearned run. Pepkowski fell to 11-11. The lone RBI went to Ebeling.

After the games, I got quick interviews with Coach Alicia Abbott and Pepkowski. I apologize for the noisy wind, but it gives a great indication of how windy and cold it was for these players all weekend. The interviews can be found at On the Beat With Loyola Softball.

I asked Coach Abbott to discuss her departing seniors. I asked Pepkowski about her first collegiate season.

Despite the harsh conditions, I soaked in the last minutes of Loyola's regular season home games. It's sad to be done with games. I already look forward to next season.

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