The Boston University softball team leads the College of the Holy Cross 11-3 in the second game of a home doubleheader on a frigid and overcast late-March afternoon. Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir” blasts through the one white speaker perched on the chain-link fence behind the home plate of the BU Softball Field as April Setterlund walks toward the batter’s box in the bottom of the third inning.
On the eve of the 2010 softball season, America East coaches chose the Boston University softball team to finish second in the conference behind only the University at Albany in the preseason poll. Two months and 44 games later, the Terriers sit atop AE with a 10-2 conference record and a 26-18 overall record.
It was another triumphant weekend for the Boston University softball team, which swept a three-game series with Binghamton University to move into first place in America East.
Boston University softball coach Shawn Rychcik was searching for answers on Thursday afternoon after his team lost its third straight game, 7-3, to the University of Rhode Island. Despite leading America East in almost every offensive category, the Terriers had gathered only four runs over the three games.
This season has been an up-and-down affair for the Boston University softball team. As they enter a doubleheader against the University of Rhode Island today, the Terriers will be looking to start another upward trend heading into the final weeks of the season.