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Spring Postseason Recap: Softball

Spring Postseason Recap: Softball

Margaret Baumgartner, Sports Editor

June 10, 2019

Swing and hit: Madeline Parrish (9) stands at bat getting ready to swing at a game against Archbishop Murphy on May 11. The girls lost the game 6 to 10. They ended their season with 6 wins and 14 losses, one of which was during postseason. They had to deal with a coach change midway through their se...

Despite change in coach, softball perseveres

Despite change in coach, softball perseveres

Nick Vanni, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

Not many coaches get their main entrance onto the field as head coach via an overnight call from the school’s athletic director. But such is the case with Nicole Kellar, the new head coach (former assistant coach) of the girls softball team, who took over after the previous coach was let go. The call...

Liberty softball bonds over diverse experiences

Liberty softball bonds over diverse experiences

Gabrielle Parrish, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019

“To come out here, join a varsity softball team, go up against 55 to 60 mile per hour pitches, and to have never swung a bat before,” softball head coach LeEtta Specht said. “Those are the girls I want on my team.” This season, that is exactly what she’s gotten. The girls fastpitch team has...

Softball team fights through adversity with positive attitude

Softball team fights through adversity with positive attitude

Sam Kelderman, Sports Editor

June 7, 2016

The softball team has been struggling this season with a multitude of setbacks; underdeveloped defense, and inexperienced pitching has limited the girls success this season. However, the girls have seen a lot of growth. “One of our goals has been to stay positive, and the girls have done that,” coach...

Softball’s pitching leads to early season success

Nate Jarvis, Sports Editor

June 2, 2015

The sun is shining, bottom of the seventh, bases loaded, two outs with a 3-2 count. The womens softball team relies on senior starting pitcher Sydney Hopper to deliver the final strike to end the game and leave the Patriots victorious. On average, roughly 70 percent of Hopper’s pitches are deemed...

Softball program seeks stability in coaching

Skylar Kylstra, Senior Writer

May 15, 2015

The new spring sports season is now in full swing, and for fast pitch, this new season brings with it new consistency, new talent, and new goals. Softball’s Varsity team has had high turnover in coaches- this year’s seniors will have had three different head coaches over the course of their sof...

Fastpitch aims to bring it all home

Nate Jarvis, Sports Editor

September 3, 2014

The softball team has officially accomplished their goal of making it to State. The team enters the tournament with a current record of 13-12. The athletes play its first tournament game on Friday, May 30 against Kamiakan in Lacey. The team made it to Districts and played a double header against Natha...

Women’s fastpitch leaves it all on home plate

Jocelyn Tierney, Staff Writer

May 8, 2014

After asking a few players on the Varsity Womens Softball team, what their team goal was for that season, they all had the same answer: to make it to State. Making it to State is the ultimate goal for this season, however that’s not all their striving for. "One goal we always have is to be proud of our selv...

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