Coming off an 8-4 trip in Florida over spring break, the Yellowjackets have struggled since returning to the state of Wisconsin. The Yellowjackets were supposed to travel to UW-Stevens Point, but due to bad weather, they had to make the near-seven hour trip to UW-Platteville.
Neither the ride nor the competition was kind to the Yellowjackets. The Yellowjackets struggled to score runs. In the four games the Yellowjackets played, they managed to score only two runs, and were held to zero hits against the University of Wisconsin Stevens-Point, while giving up a total of 28 runs. The offense isn’t the only part of the game that has had problems. The pitching has struggled too; giving up 28 runs over a span of four games. Over the four games, two losses came against the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, who happens to be in first place in the conference, and two losses against UW-Stevens Point.
With the four losses, the Yellowjackets have fallen to 9-12 on the season and 0-4 in WIAC conference play; sitting in last place in the WIAC. The Yellowjackets will look to bounce back this coming weekend when they head back to Platteville to play double-headers against UW-Whitewater and UW-Oshkosh. If the offense can pick up its production it will help carry this team.
With a six-game losing streak staring them in the face, the Yellowjackets have 16 games left on the season to turn their struggles around and make a playoff push. The Yellowjackets can start their turnaround this coming weekend by taking a few games from teams who are ahead of the Yellowjackets in the standings. Taking it game-by-game, inning-by-inning, and pitch-by-pitch is what the Jackets are looking to do.