DANVILLE- It was a great day on the diamond for both the Blue Mountain Union baseball and softball teams.
Both traveled to Danville last night taking home 2 victories.
In softball the Lady Bucks, who were looking to recover after falling to Danville 14-4 last Friday, managed to pull out a close win of 5-4. For Danville the game came down to one missed opportunity in the final inning, when a runner was thrown out at home. "A running error. I mean, we had the chance to win the game and I don't know, just a simple mistake," said Danville's Head Coach Paul Remick.
BMU's Coach Rodney Rood didn't seem surprised his team pulled out a win after losing by 10 in their first bout with Danville, saying "If you'd come watch us practice, you'd cry and put us up against anybody. Then we get to a game and we're so young, they get out there and they have to get the jitters out of them to start playing, so I think from Friday to today its 1,000%."
After shaking off the nerves and getting her first win of the season, BMU's freshman pitcher Morgan Dennis says she plans to continue to work on improving her speed and getting to pop flies and grounders faster.
"Morgan is a great kid," Rood said, "You can push her and tell her to do something and she works even harder. That's the type of kid I really like to have around."
Unlike the softball team, BMU baseball was looking to keep their edge over Danville after beating them in a shut out last Friday. Although it wasn't another shut out, it was a solid performance by the Bucks, as they took the win 8-1.
Coming off the loss Danville head coach, Dave Chamberlin thinks his team just needs to come into their own. "I think they will, and once they do we'll stay competitive by just keeping the scores low," Chamberlin said.
BMU senior captain, Kyle Farquharson, thinks focusing on the present is key for his team. "We can't focus on the next game ahead, we've gotta focus on the task at hand," Farquharson said, "Danville today, get that done with, and then we can focus on the next one."
That "next one" will come Thursday when the Bucks return home to take on Williamstown at 4:30 P.M.