With preseason scrimmages over, DHS head softball coach Robert Cowan says he knows what to do to make his team better.
team struggled, but the bats started to come alive after the first day.
"We didn't really swing the bats good on the first day," he
"The second day, offensively we got a lot better."
If the Demons want to be successful this season, Cowan
believes they have to become more consistent on the defensive side of the game.
The team struggled every game in certain situations.
"Defensively wasn't all that bad," he
"We just had a bad inning every game where we completely collapsed."
contributed those collapses to the fact that he
has some players playing positions where they might not be comfortable for the time being.
"We have some girls playing positions they have never played before," he
"Not necessarily out of position, but it showed us some things we really need to work on.
"We have to work on defending squeeze plays.
Several of our errors were on bunt coverage."
Even though the defense wasn't up to par, Cowan
said there was a few bright spots throughout the scrimmages.
"I thought the outfield made the plays they were supposed to make," he
"I was a little worried about the outfield, but they played pretty good."
also noted that he
was impressed by the way MacKenzie Gibbs played throughout the five games.
was somewhat disappointed by the way his
team played, but he
"I told them I was a little disappointed in how we played," he
"I thought one game we had a lack of effort.
The last game, we just had that one bad inning.
We just had one inning that kind of ruined the day.
Two of the three games [Friday] we didn't allow any runs in any of the innings."
team will pull out of the early season slump they have slipped into.
"I'm not discouraged," he