Softball strikes the new season

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Anissa Brogden, 11, standing in the outfield. “This year my goal is to improve my playing and to become a leader on the field,” Brogden said.

BY KILEY ANGLE, MACKENZIE FARNEY & LAURYN CHAVEZ

Softball hits the season to a new height by setting the bar high.

“Individually, I just want to get better mentally and work on hitting more,”  Alexa Bette, 10, said. “As a team our main goal this year is to win state.”

Improving from the year before was a trend with all sports, having goals to keep the team moving forward brings motivation to the girls.

“With the change in coaching and the different girls who have not only been improving but have been helping to improve the team around them,” Kayla Jones, 12, said. “I think this year we will be going far.”

This year with new students adding on to the roster, returning players have to adapt to the different styles and abilities that have the potential to grow the teams.

“I think that the incoming freshman are talented,” Jordyn Sage, 12, said. “It also helps because it give the other girls a reason to play their best and work hard everyday whether it be at practice or a game.”

Each team has created a bond from upperclassmen to underclassmen being able to include everyone as well as improve the style they play because of how well they know one another.

“I believe this season compared to last will be a lot better for us,” Anissa Brogden, 11, said. “ We are also a better bonded team than last year. And I think this season will be an amazing experience.”

With high hopes for how the teams will do this year, the girls each push towards individual goals as well as being able to motivate each other throughout practice and during games.

“We motivate each other daily by being able to push each other during different drills,” Lauren Johnson, 9, said. “Also by just being there and cheering for one another.”

 

Anissa Brogden, 11, standing in the outfield. “This year my goal is to improve my playing and to become a leader on the field,” Brogden said.
Anissa Brogden, 11, standing in the outfield. “This year my goal is to improve my playing and to become a leader on the field,” Brogden said.