Middle school softball had difficult but successful season

Meghan Lang fields the ball on May 16 against ACS Egham. The Eagles went on to win the game (photo courtesy of Ms. McCune).

This season, 15 girls signed up to hit, pitch and catch on the softball team. “The team had a variety of experience, level, and abilities, but we all came together as a group and made substantial improvement throughout the season, and ended strong,” said eighth grader Lena Levey.The team’s first game was against ACS Cobham on April 4. The team lost that game 8-6 at Canons Park. “After losing the first game, we were more determined to learn and progress as a team,” said Levey. In their game on April 18 against TASIS, they were losing 17-4 and then they scored 9 runs in the last inning despite the bad weather.

All of the players wanted to do well and worked hard. Everyone improved, and there were also many home runs and grand slams scored by multiple people on the team throughout the course of the photos.

A low light of the season was when eighth grader Zoha Baig got hit by a flying softball just above the eyebrow. She missed a fly ball and there was a lot of blood. She had to get stitches.

The softball team lost three of their games and they won all the others, including the games at LSSAs, where they beat all of the teams that they had previously lost to by coming together as a whole. “The seventh and eighth graders became much closer- there absolutely no divide between the two grades at the end, but at the beginning of the season, there was a big one. We also learned from our mistakes in the previous games and tried to work on them during practice and in games as well to improve.” Said seventh grade student Bella Hottenrott.

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Sports Editor (2016-2017)

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