Softball Team Remains Poised

Jamie Riley

With a 2-10 record, the Lady Mats softball team has started the season slowly.  Fortunately, the girls remain optimistic and hopeful for a productive season.

“Our team has done well so far this season,” said Kristine Miller ‘10.

The varsity team consists of 16 girls, with captains Miller ‘10, Morgane Marlow ‘10 and Julianne Vanni ‘10. Because of the small turnout of interested players, the team remains a small but tight-knit group.

“We could’ve had two teams, but then there would have been about 10 people on varsity,” said Marlow. “This is not enough because of injuries.”

Besides the three captains, the team consists of mostly sophomores and freshmen.

“It’s a pretty young team,” said Marlow.

The girls’ standard practices are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Games take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:00 p.m.

Although the girls remain positive and happy about their win against Mt. Eden, they recognize there is a lot of room to grow as a team.

“In order to win, we need to start hitting more,” said Marlow. “We have a good defense, we just need to get the bats going.”

The team hopes to be as productive as they can be with the remaining season. With hard work and practice, the girls strive to improve every game. Of course, personal goals vary from player to player.

“My expectations for the season are to beat our record from last year,” said Miller. “We want to up the bar every year.”

Marlow’s own goals, although slightly less optimistic than Miller’s, are still hopeful.

“My expectations are nothing too high, they’re realistic,” said Marlow. “By the end of the season I want to have a good idea of who the five starters are that will replace the graduating seniors this year.”

On April 28, the girl’s face their next opponents at Dublin High School.