Softball starts district off right

Softball wins against Marcus, sets up for further success

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Softball starts district off right

Softballs next district game is March 4 against Hebron.

Softballs next district game is March 4 against Hebron.

Andrea Duncan

Softballs next district game is March 4 against Hebron.

Andrea Duncan

Andrea Duncan

Softballs next district game is March 4 against Hebron.

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State Championship

After the loss in the state championship game last year against the Katy Tigers, the softball girls hope to make another appearance in the state championship game.

“I hate losing more than I love winning,” coach Laporscha Albert said. “The loss last year was soul crushing. I’ve never been so mad in my life.”

Prior to the season, the girls worked hard to get better than they were last year. They spent a lot of their time in the weight room and condition themselves to get better.

“We were in the weight room a lot this off season,” senior Maribeth Gorsuch said. “We are on a weight program right now, arms on Wednesday and legs on Saturday.”

Senior Leadership

After the graduation of last years class, the seniors are the only group left from the 2013 state championship run. Maribeth Gorsuch and Makayla Corbin are two of those seniors looking to seal their legacies by appearing in three state championship games in the four years of their short tenure as varsity softball players. Both are team leaders who look to lead their team to the playoffs.

“I could be a better leader by talking my team up on the field and in the dugout,” Gorsuch said. “I could also lead the team to do the right things not just on the field but in school.”

2016 season

After starting 6-2, the girls opened up district play on Feb. 24 against Marcus High School winning 1-0 with the lone run from junior Kaylee Rodriquez. The girls won’t play another district game for four weeks until they meet Hebron on March 4.

In practice they have been working on the fundamentals of the game; elements like hitting and fielding are stressed more than any part of the sport.

“We have been hitting the weight room a lot,” senior Makayla Corbin said. “We need to be faster and stronger to be a state contender again.”