Husson Baseball and Softball react to NCAA Selection Show

Husson Softball watching the NCAA Selection Show
Husson Softball watching the NCAA Selection Show(Connor Magliozzi)
Published: May. 15, 2023 at 5:06 PM EDT
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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - The road to a national championship started Monday for college baseball and softball teams over the country.

Among them is both of Husson’s squads.

About one week ago Husson Baseball became champions of the North Atlantic Conference.

And now their journey continues in Connecticut as they are set to take on Wheaton College.

“You know, they’re a great team. So it’s it’s exciting to go down and play good competition,” said outfielder Ethan Stoddard.

“We played a lot of great competition and faced a lot of adversity against a really great, great team. So, whenever it happened, we stayed as family and just tried to come together and just scrap a couple of wins,” said utility player Brett Riffe.

“That’s been a huge part of our team so far this year is just a lot of us are gritty and we fight. We like to fight,” said Stoddard.

Husson Softball is set to face a familiar foe in Tufts, the college that eliminated them back in 2021.

“It ended in the bottom of the seventh in a way that we don’t ever want it to end, but I think we’re ready to go after them. And just to show them that, you know, we’re different and we’re better than we were then,” said infielder Kenzie Dore.

“We show up for each other every day at practice. We’ve been through hard practices, months without a game to look forward to those moments really train us to be there for one another and just keep each other up,” said catcher Bulla McCabe.

Husson Softball brings a lot of energy wherever they go.

That energy helped the Eagles go undefeated in conference games this season.

Leading them to a North Atlantic Conference title.

“We know how to have fun and we know how to be serious at the same time. Like we can stay loose but stay focused. That’s really our motto when we have practice and things like this,” said McCabe.