Robert Skinner is looking for better offensive play (Source: WALB)
Skinner thinks putting batters into position in practice will help (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
The Albany State softball team took a trip to Florida recently but it was far from a vacation.
The Lady Rams dropped 9 straight games mainly because they couldn't get runs on the board. ASU is back on the practice field, and trying a new approach.
Head coach Robert Skinner is getting his batters more looks at live pitching in practice in order to prepare them for game situations.
In Florida the Lady Rams only scored 16 runs in 9 games and were shut out 3 times.
Skinner says his defense does well, but if the offense doesn't catch up they will struggle on the back stretch of region games.
"Put them in position in practice and hopefully they can deliver in the ballgames," said Skinner. "I think the familiarity of doing it will help us improve it. With 9 or 10 games that we have left, we just need to win all 10 of them."
They travel to the capital to take on Clark Atlanta University Friday. First pitch is at 5.