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Softball batters up for their first tournament

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After having high hopes and a positive attitude toward their last game, the softball team fell short, losing 4-3 against the Lebanon Trail Trail Blazers on Wednesday night. “It was a little disappointing that we weren’t able to take one last win,” head coach Baylea Higgs said. “But the girls still had plenty of fun so I wouldn’t say it was a horrible loss.”

Redhawk softball takes part in their first tournament Thursday through Saturday at the Denton Ryan Softball Tournament featuring schools such as Denison, Whitesboro, Lake Dallas, and Lebanon Trail.

“Some of our team goals are to stay strong and consistent throughout the weekend, and not getting too comfortable with where we’re at, playing-wise,” freshman Anna Reeves said. “I think we might struggle being there mentally on the field, and we need to improve our communication,”

Reeves strives for a stronger mental game for the whole team, and supporting other players throughout games.

“We need to stay up and support each other if we make an error and not let it bring us down,” Reeves said.

Redhawk softball is smaller in numbers this year, having 13 girls on the team and only one of them, sophomore Addison Hanson, pitching full-time. At long tournaments like this, it can be difficult to pitch multiple games a day, so assistant coach Tiffany Thayer has alternate pitchers to let Hanson have a break.

“I would like to have Adeline Glatch and Delila Bond step up and pitch when we need them to,” Thayer said. “When we have those alternate pitchers, we’ll have more people playing out of position and I think we might struggle being able to make the defensive plays that we need to, while staying mentally strong.”

Hoping for a successful tournament, Thayer wants to see the team’s offense continuously grow from their other games.

“I want to continue to see our hitting progression making the adjustments with the different levels of pitching we’ll see this weekend, since we’re playing JV teams but also some highly ranked teams,” Thayer said.

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Addi Lefkof is a sophomore going into her first year on the Wingspan staff. She writes as a sports reporter and is involved in Redhawk volleyball and softball. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, watching films, and spending time with her family. She loves all things journalism and anticipates a wonderful year on Wingspan.

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