A spirited scrimmage between the North Carolina A&T and Winston-Salem State softball teams broke out at the Lady Aggie Softball Complex on Sunday afternoon.
“I’m just glad to see another team besides just looking at them every day, seeing the competition and see where they stack up,” Head Coach Mamie Jones said. “It was good for them, especially the freshman and the newbies that are on the team. I just wanted to see how they react and we’ll just move on and go from there.”
Her evaluation was that the Aggies performed well, but they’ve got plenty to work on before the regular season starts in 2013.
Freshman Jenika May had a stellar outing. She retired the first 14 batters she faced, and then shut down the Rams offense after allowing a walk. Jax Kaye Woodard (formerly known as Juanita Jernigan) hit a two-run home run to left field.
Jones was quick to point out that Sunday’s event was just a scrimmage. The Aggies will play another doubleheader scrimmage on Saturday, Oct. 20 against the College of Ablemarle. The Aggies will continue to hone their skills in preparation for the 2013 season.
“I see as far as the pitching and defense, we should be okay. We just need to work on the little flaws that we saw today,” Jones said. “We need to work on our hitting and scoring runs. Kids get in scoring position, but we’re too aggressive at the bat. We need to just focus on just getting base hits and not trying to jack the ball over the fence.”