Softball team wraps up growing season


Zach Swiger

Senior Megan Brown prepares to bat against the Blair Oaks pitcher. Softball ended their season 7-14.

Despite painful losses against the Blair Oaks Falcons at the end of the regular season, and in district play, the softball team is pleased with overall improvement this season.

The softball team wrapped up the season with a loss to the Falcons on Oct. 12 in the second round of the post-season district playoffs, ending their season. The season ended with a 7-14 record.

“My favorite thing about this season is the improvement compared to last year. Winning is not always about scoring more points than your opponent, but learning to grow from the loss,” Coach Steve Larson said. “Winning is attitude, you have to learn how to win.”

The softball season wrapped up in a round two post-season matchup against the Falcons. The game was lost 15-0, and stopped the Cats from advancing in the post-season. The team advanced to round 2 after beating Russelville 9-5.

This was a good growing season for the softball team, with many young players learning and growing form the coaches and older members on the team.

After the last home game Oct. 6, seniors Megan Brown and Julie Franklin celebrated their high school softball careers with family, teammates, and classmates.

The seniors have good memories from their softball seasons.

“My favorite memory was talking to Megan on the bus,” Franklin said.

“I liked eating Taco Bell cake on the bus floor with Julie, Brooklyn, and Gabby,” Brown said.

In addition to making lasting memories, these senior players with their teammates made good improvements and learned from the experiences.

“We improved a lot from last year, I have only been done playing for a week and I already miss it,” Brown said.

The two seniors say they will miss high school softball fondly.

“Softball team, you’re awesome.” Brown Said.

With the end of another season brings hope that the next softball season will bring learning and improvement.

“We graduated two seniors who were valuable players, we need people to step up and fill the spots, and we will keep improving.” Larson said.