Chadron State softball coach Dr. Rob Stack feels his team is peaking at the right time as the Eagles head to Grand Junction, Colorado, for Thursday’s start of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament.
Chadron State is the third seed after finishing 21-11 in the league race and the 27 wins for the Eagles in the regular season are the second most in program history.
“The biggest part of that is our two senior pitchers, Tayler Hall and Cierra Cosslett”, said Stack. “If you take a look at their records combined that is 25 of our 27 wins and their consistency over the course of the entire season has been phenomenal.”
The pitching staff is backed up by a balanced lineup that features seven players batting above .300.
Chadron State opens the double-elimination format against UC-Colorado Springs and Stack says it will take a consistent effort in all phases to win the tournament.
“Everyone of our players knows their responsibility to help make us successful. Whether it be a pinch runner, coming in to pitch later on or pinch hitting mode. Everybody has got their role that will help us have a successful conference tournament.”
Regular season champion Colorado Mesa is hosting the tournament.