Series vs. Butler key for softball

Looking to rebound off their first Atlantic 10 Conference double-header sweep at the hands of St. Louis, the Owls head north Sunday to take on Butler.

Temple (19-20, 7-5 A-10) put up just five runs in two games against the Billikens Saturday and dropped both games.

Coach Joe DiPietro said the team must win both games Sunday to keep themselves in line with the rest of the top teams in the conference. But the struggles of the pitching staff have haunted his squad of late.

Junior Brooklin White coughed up seven earned runs in the second game Saturday without recording a single out. Outside of freshman Kelsey Dominik, DiPietro said he’s unsure who he’ll put on the mound against the Bulldogs.

“I don’t know at this point,” DiPietro said. “Obviously Kelsey will get one of the games… It’s almost to the point where we’re going to flip a coin.”

The first game begins at noon in Indianapolis.