The Baylor Softball team has struggled this year, entering Big 12 play with a 13-12 record and riding a three game losing streak.
For a program that has made a regional every season since 2010, this is an unfamiliar feeling. Head Coach Glenn Moore is staying even-keeled during this difficult time, hopeful it will make his team better in the long run.
“If you’d have asked me that 15 years ago I would have said I’m on the edge about to jump off,” he said when asked how difficult this season is for him. “But as I’ve grown wiser in my older age I look at it as and we’re taking the approach of, This is what we’re given lets see how we can lead these young women, to not only endure this, but be successful in spite of the adversity.”
Junior Taylor Ellis has seen this program reach the World Series, and while this team feels like it’s a long way from that level she feels like they are turning a corner as conference play begins.
“I’ve been open a world series team, I know what that looks like,” she said. “I know how to get back there, so it’s been a little bit frustrating in a leadership role, trying to help them get to that level too, but I think we’re starting to get there. it may not look like it on the field but as a team I can see it within us and we’re just waiting for it to just break open.”
The Lady Bears will open Big 12 play against Oklahoma State on Friday night at 6:30pm at Getterman Stadium.