One day after beating the No. 4-ranked women's softball team in the nation for their first win of the season, the
Skyhawks fell back down to earth in Las Vegas.
The Fort Lewis College softball team closed out the Desert Stinger Tournament on Sunday with a frustrating 6-0 loss to
St. Edward's of Austin, Texas.
On Saturday, the Skyhawks split two games in the Las Vegas Div. II softball tournament. Their win was a dramatic 4-2
triumph over Dixie State of Utah, the preseason No. 4 team.
Unfortunately, it didn't get any better for us (Sunday)," FLC head coach Pam Adams said. I just don't think we're
coming together yet."
She said the Skyhawks gave up all six runs in the fifth and sixth innings Sunday.
They hit one hard ball. The rest were doinks or walks or our own misplays," Adams said after the Skyhawks went 1-4
in the season-opening tournament.
You could see we were starting to lose energy," she said of the five-game stretch in three days - their first outdoor
softball of the season after a month of indoor practice.
We need to work a littler together," Adams said.
On Saturday, the Skyhawks lost the first game 3-1 when University of Mary from North Dakota broke a 1-1 tie to win in
But the Skyhawks bounced back in the second game to knock off Dixie State.
Fort Lewis won behind the pitching of Jayme Fuller, a former standout at Piedra Vista High School in Farmington.
She pitched a heckuva game," Adams said.
Jordan Willis had a key hit for FLC when the Skyhawks scored three runs in the sixth inning to come from behind.
Amanda Willmon set up the winning rally with a bunt that forced a misplay by Dixie State.
After the Skyhawks return from Nevada, they'll get ready for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference opener at Mesa
State on Feb. 26. Their first scheduled home game is March 10.