The Sun Devils concluded their second tournament of the season this past Sunday, and remain undefeated with a record of 12-0.
An undefeated record early on in the season isn't always unheard of, but this record speaks volumes for the Arizona State softball team and their progress thus far.
"We're starting to get quality at bats, and if we can continue to have quality at bats, it enhances our chance of success," said head coach Clint Myers.
The Sun Devils finished last weekend's tournament with a number of quality at bats that turned into runs. During their final game of the tournament against Minnesota (a game stopped short due to the mercy rule,) the Devils saw 24 total at bats. Out of these 24 at bats came eight runs and nine hits.
"As a team, we're looking really good, looking really strong and sound," said center fielder, Alix Johnson.
Johnson has seen her fair share of struggles at the plate these past two weekends, but is pleased with how well the team has been working together.
"We're kind of starting to learn each other's tendencies on the field and how to play as a whole," said Johnson.
After two successful weekends of undefeated softball, Arizona State will face Portland State this weekend in the team's first multi-game series against one team.
For Myers, each game is rehearsal and preparation for what's to come.
"This is about learning. Win, lose, draw, it doesn't really matter," said Myers. "It's about learning to get better, because, again, we say it every day: it's about where you finish, not where you start."
Arizona State's four-game series against Portland State (beginning Friday, February 22) is another step and another learning experience on the Devils' road to Oklahoma City.