Softball team finds success in Florida and District Play
Riding on a four-game winning streak the softball team has carved out their place in the district.
With two district wins over Elizabethtown and John Hardin High Schools, along with two wins over North Bullitt and Adair County, the team has won four and lost four since their home opener
Florida bound for the upcoming break, the team will play in the 17th Annual Florida Beach Bash in Fort Walton, and when they return they will resume play at Meade County April 16th.
Finding success, infielder Brittanie Mahanna (’13) points to the teamwork as their reason for success.
“As a team we are beginning to work very well together and trust each other’s ability. We don’t give up in close games and that is going to help us down the line in big games as it already has in the Etown win,” Mahanna said.
Pitcher Sarah Nichols (’14) attributes the success to the teamwork, but believes the team can continue to improve.
“We’ve started to work harder as a team. Our work ethics are a lot better; we’ve been getting along well. We’ve really started pulling together. Our hitting could be a lot better. We have been improving but we could still get a lot better,” Nichols said.
As the team continues to improve they are always looking to the future. The season which holds many more district match ups, and the district tournament. However with these two district wins the team feels certain of good returns.
Outfielder Leah Shartzer (’13) is confident in her team’s ability after these two district wins.
“It shows that we can really win without one of the best pitchers in the state. And it shows how motivate we are at winning because of our losses and run rules. It tells us that we need to keep this up and to prove to everybody else that we don’t need Andrea (Whelan) to still win games. And if we keep playing like we are we will have a chance at going to the region tournament and possibly do well,” Shartzer said.
Finding the right mix coupled with hardwork and ability the team is looking forward to next couple district games and matchups, and even working hard for the District and Region Tournaments.
“We are gonna continue to imporve and by the end of the season we will be a very successful team,” Mahanna said.
As the team continues to work, they will continue to improve and strive for their tradition of success.