Welcome to Homer 'ville
What are they feeding those ladies at Millersville? They've set the season record for home runs in about half a season. It turns out what they are feeding the players .. is knowledge -- and it's turning into a whole new way to play softball.
Raeann Buskey hit one homerun her sophomore year, last year she had another one, but this season she already has 4. Rebecca Blatt had 2 last season and now she has 10. It's not a coincidence. It's been head coach Jen Probst's plan all along. She says, "We have a lot of kids where already this year, it's their first collegiate home runs. We've had at least 8 kids, where this is the first year where they've hit it over."
Buskey says, "It's just taking a HR swing every time I go up to bat." The team set the season home run record in March, with more than 20 games left in the season.
Probst admits, "We took a gamble, and mid January, we completely changed our mechanics, our approach and mindset, and it's really panned out."
The team is averaging more than a run a game better than last season, and as of the time we are airing this story... the Marauders have 37 home runs this year. In those same games, their opponents have only 12. Probst says " We are definitely tracking for a lot more runs than we've ever had. At the end of the day, I think the greatest part is that homeruns set the tone. The players get excited."
Buskey says, "Hitting homeruns aren't fun unless you have a bunch of rowdy teammates to come home to.. that's the best part. "
The team is already far ahead of last year's pace for Conference wins as well.