ORONO – Many predicted Maine softball to be at or near the top of America East this season, the Black Bears have lived up to expectations as they are in second place.
But, their ascent to the top of America East has been without production from their biggest bat.
After hitting .300 and crushing a program record 15 home runs last season, Derrick has struggled in 2018. The slugger is hitting .190 and only has three home runs at the midway point of the season.
While she is focused on finding herself at the plate, Derrick is more concerned with the numbers in the wins and loss column.
“As long as the team stats are where we are like as long as winning is over losing I don’t care about my batting average. I could be batting .050 and someone else on the team could be batting .400 and i’d be so happy for them as long as we’re hitting and producing runs I don’t care what i’m doing,” Derrick said.