Zephyrhills Free Press

A break to clear their heads

Lady Bulldogs looking to rebound after Spring Break

Entering Spring Break, the Zephyrhills girls’ softball team is sitting at 4-7 on the season and has been outscored 30-2 in a two-game losing streak, but the squad has recorded four more wins already than the winless 2020 season.

The silver lining is shining bright on the Lady Bulldogs. Although, they ran into a pair off playoff contenders in Sunlake and Mitchell this week, Zephyrhills has been competitive with wins over Fort Meade, Fivay, Anclote and Gulf. In those victories, Zephyrhills outscored those opponents 48-5.

It’s been either feast or famine for head coach Kristen Dumont’s squad. The either win big or lose big.

According to Dumont, there has been a common denominator is the losses. The team lacks a winning instinct against powerhouse teams.

“We have to work on their mindset,” Dumont said. “Depending on who we play, it gets in their head whether it’s going to be a win or a loss. They think they know the outcome before the first pitch.”

The Bulldogs will continue to work on their skills voluntary workouts during Spring Break with play resuming with four consecutive away games starting March 23 against Hudson.

“Our objective is to go 4-0 in those four games,” Dumont said. “That is the goal. We do that; we’ll have a winning record. All four of those teams, we are capable of beating.

“If we get our mindset right we can get there. Mindset is our biggest issue right now. I would rather be 4-7 right now instead of a big old goose egg at 0-11.”

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