Senior Whitney Brown pulls the ball down the third base line Tuesday evening at Lander in the matchup between Lander and Erskine.
(Maddy Jones | Index-Journal)
Senior Whitney Brown pulls the ball down the third base line Tuesday evening at Lander in the matchup between Lander and Erskine. (Maddy Jones | Index-Journal)
After losing seven starters from a season ago, Erskine College softball coach Aileen Hawkins knew her team was going to have to grow up on the run this season.
Wins like the two the Flying Fleet earned Tuesday against Lander will help that process a lot.
The Fleet scratched across the winning run in the top half of the seventh in Game 1, then fended off the Bearcats in the second game to earn a 3-2 win and a sweep of the doubleheader.


"I don't pay a lot of attention to records, so I'm not overly concerned with what our record is or how many wins we have," said Hawkins, whose team improved to 11-15 on the season. "As long as we see improvement, and that's what I told them was I wanted to see improvement at every at-bat (Tuesday), and I really think we saw that.
"We've got a lot to learn and still could have done a lot of things better, but one thing I will say about this time is they never give up. Ever. And I think that makes us dangerous to play, because we don't go away.

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