As seasons change, so do intramural sports. Now that it is officially spring, intramural softball, the most popular intramural sport, is finally here. Sunday marked opening day for softball with the co-ed divisions competing at Barlow Field in the afternoon.
Throughout the past four years the softball team has consistently been ranked among the top in the MAAC, but every year has fallen short of a MAAC Championship. This year is no different with the Stags heading into MAAC play ranked fourth in the preseason poll of league head coaches.
Over the weekend, the softball team was able to keep itself in contention to qualify for the MAAC Tournament. The Stags went 3-1, improving their record to 18-22 overall and 5-7 in the conference. The top four teams in the MAAC will qualify for postseason play.
The Fairfield softball team finished the weekend with three wins and one loss in back-to-back doubleheaders against Rider and Georgetown. The Stags now stand in fifth place out of the nine teams in the MAAC, with a 4-6 conference record and an overall record of 14-21.
Despite a recent four-game slide, the softball team is still in contention in MAAC play. Over the weekend, Marist swept the Stags, dropping a 6-2 and a 5-3 decision. Their record fell to 9-17 overall and 3-3 in the conference. However, several games have been postponed to due inclement weather, and it is still too early to tell which way Fairfield's season will go.