ANDERSON, Ind. —
There is an aspect of this team that makes Duncan think they can do just that. The aspect is competitiveness.
“I don’t think being competitive is a bad thing,” said Duncan. “As kids get older they get that way. There’s only four girls on this team that were on last year’s team (that went to the World Series. But I think they want to be able to do that same thing. Most of these girls have been playing together for seven or eight years. They have developed friendships.”
The team is certainly going into Saturday’s opening game on a hot streak. After losing the opening game at the state, they knew they not only had to win all of their games the rest of that tournament, but also they had to really hold their foes down in scoring to have the best chance at winning the tie-breaker.
“The last five games, I think we gave up six runs,” said Duncan. “When we get pitching like that and make the plays defensively, we’re going to be all right. We’re going to Indy with ther idea that we’re going to win the tournament.”