University softball started the season strong with an 11-0 run-rule of Lyons. The Bulldogs did their damage with a six-run third inning.
Freshman Delaney Wienke went 2-for-3 with 4 RBIs, a triple and a homerun to spark the offense.
"We're starting about seven sophomores and freshman on our varsity team, so they're going to be young," University coach Rocky Byrd said. "To start off like that was awesome, especially with one of those freshman hitting a triple and a homerun. That set the tone for what we're hoping and expecting for the season."
Alyssa Marquez got the win for the Bulldogs on the mound.
University sits just outside the top 1o in the CHSAANow.com preseason softball poll.
"Us being a second-year varsity program, to get that recognition preseason was awesome," Byrd said. "Before, it was, we have nothing to lose. Now, we have a motivation piece to go out there and prove to them that we need to be in the top-10."