Softball swings into district play


Roy Nitzan

The Redhawk offense waits for the incoming pitch on the field at Liberty. Tuesday’s game begins at 7:15 p.m. at home.

Catie Reeves, Sports Editor

Opening up their District 9-5A season, Redhawk softball is welcoming the Wakeland Wolverines to campus on Tuesday with the first pitch coming at 7:15 p.m.

“We’ve been fighting,” head coach Jill Bradshaw said. “We’ve had a lot of scrimmages, we’ve had a tournament. We’re focusing on limiting our errors and actually going and having really good contact with the ball and getting base hits and aggressive base running.”

Junior Rachel Wilson knows that preseason play will benefit her and her teammates in the 18 game district season.

“I think that this year may be difficult for us starting out because we lost our pitcher,” Wilson said. “We are doing everything we can to overcome our issues with numbers as we start district play. We have some very tough teams in our district but if we keep working hard there is no reason we can’t hang with them. “