Lessons learned in district opening loss


Michael Martin

Rallying together, softball kicked off their season Tuesday with their first game. Looking to improve this year after finishing 0-18 last season, the team looked at this first game as a way to gage the difficulty of their season.

Addy Schick, Sports Reporter

Playing one of the strongest teams in the district, the Redhawk softball team fell to Memorial 10-0 Tuesday in the opening game of District 9-5A play. 

“The results were not in our favor, but I think that there were a couple different things that were contributing to that,” head coach Jill Bradshaw said. “We have a young team but it’s alright. Other than that a couple errors here and there that we can just eliminate and we’ll be good.”

Finding some positives in the Redhawks performance, Bradshaw says the team had a really good connection on the field.

“The team did well with communication,” Bradshaw said. “One of our goals was communicating, staying positive, and just being good teammates. They definitely accomplished that one.”

Playing in her varsity season, freshman Ainslee Palmer saw the game as a learning experience.

“I feel like I improved during that game and learned valuable things that will help me through the season,” Palmer said. “It was definitely a learning experience. I can definitely improve on my communication skills though and being a leader on and off the field.”