February 14, 2006
Eagles open season Friday with full slate
EVANSVILLE, Ind.—The University of Southern Indiana softball team opens its 2006 season Friday when it competes in the 10th Annual UCA Spring Clash in Conway, Arkansas.
USI, which was 30-20 overall last season and 10-8 in the GLVC, plays four games Friday, starting with the University of Arkansas-Monticello at 9:30 a.m. The Screaming Eagles also play Northwest Missouri State University (1:30 p.m.), Southern Arkansas University (3:30 p.m.), and Pittsburg State University (5:30 p.m.) Friday before participating in bracket play Saturday.
Fifth-year Head Coach Sue Kunkle, who is 114-80 since taking over the program in 2002, brings back her entire starting infield as well as her top two pitchers from last season's squad. Kunkle needs to mix 11 returnees—six position starters—with three newcomers this season.