Softball: The Comeback Kids
by The Milton Measure on Friday, May 17th, 2013
This season, the girls’ varsity softball team has continually taken steps to surpass last year’s outstanding 4th place in the ISL and impressive 9-7 record. So far, these girls have posted a solid 7-4 record. As Rubye Peyser (II) notes, “The team is a really supportive group. We have one of the loudest benches in the league, great field players, strong batters, and awesome camaraderie. Supported by great coaches, we fight each game to the end, and we have a strong record to show for it.” This positive spirit encourages the team to push late in the game, at a point when most teams would simply fold. Captain Delaney Flynn (I) calls the team “the comeback kids,” due their ability to continue pushing towards a win even when they are down in the final stages of a game. Down 5-2 to Rivers in the 7th inning, the team was able to rally to tie the game in the final inning and win in extras. Another comeback occurred against Lawrence, which culminated in an Erika Lamere (III) walk-off-single. Flynn reflects on the season so far: “We’re doing pretty well, especially for a young team. We have a ton of underclassmen and they’ve all stepped up and played great.” Bolstered by the mentality to never give up in the face of adversity, the team yet again has had a successful season, and, with only a few games left, looks to finish on a strong note. With a few more wins, they could achieve their goal of bettering last year’s 9-7 record, an impressive feat. On May 18th, the girls will play at a one-day tournament called the Softball Slam at Thayer, so they will push for some more wins.
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