Softball season swings underway

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Cameron Letcher

The Varsity softball team is off to a 6-4 start.

Ethan Walker

The Pirates softball team was off to a hot start winning their first six games before running into a four-game losing streak.

“I think we started the season really strongly and just had a rough week, but I think we needed that so we could see where our holes are and get better from there.” said junior and outfielder Kaia Cordill.

The rough week they encountered began with two one-run losses against Hayden and ended with two losses against Ottawa. They plan to focus back on and get back on track for the remainder of the season.

“I have full confidence in every player on the team,” said senior catcher Kaitlyn Bradbury. “I think that if we put in the effort and good attitudes we will be pretty unstoppable because we have the talent.”

Our team’s biggest strength is how well we do at the plate”

— Breanna Taylor

Bradbury is the only senior on the team and one of only two returning varsity members from the season before. With that comes an undeniable leadership role she has to embrace to help the team boost their confidence and their actions on the field.

“Being the only senior, I feel that having a good attitude is the way to go,” Bradbury said. “If I have a good attitude then it will spread throughout the whole team.”

The talent mentioned before includes five key players who have already hit home runs this season. This is a result of the aggressive approach taken at the plate by the Pirates’ lineup.

“Our team’s biggest strength is how well we do at the plate,” said sophomore and third baseman Breanna Miller. “Everyone is aggressive and ready to hit.”

The young core group of players includes five freshmen and four sophomores, all of who have started at least one game this season. This calls for the players to be willing to learn and be coachable to improve daily.

“Our team is very young, so we all have to be open to learning new things that will make us better softball players,” Miller said.

Something the team prides itself on is their chemistry as it has been a driving force on why they have plenty of confidence in themselves and each other.

“The team’s biggest strength is the bond we have with each other,” Bradbury said. “There isn’t one girl that doesn’t get along with anybody. We all have a very good relationship and are all very open with each other.”