Sports Briefs: Batter Up: Softball Preview


Jakson Combs

Number 13 senior Kathy Hall in action, getting ready to hit the ball at Fincher’s Field during Logan’s Softball’s first game of the season playing Caston.

As winter sports seasons have come to an end, spring sports are just starting up. One of these sports includes softball, which has 17 girls this season.

“So far at this point, we have just practiced against each other and have had one scrimmage against Lewis Cass. The scrimmage against Lewis Cass was about what I expected. We were a little rusty offensively, but defensively we were solid. Our pitching and defense look to be the trademark of this year’s squad. We are returning 7 of the 8 defensive players from last season. Our pitching staff is deeper with a healthier group of girls,” head coach Cory Cripe said.

Junior Chloe Kelly prepares to swing away while the Caston catcher awaits for the pitch. (Jakson Combs)

Cripe then continued to say he has high expectations for the team this year.

“This year’s group is nearly the same as last year’s. We are expecting better and more consistent results due to the girls having a full year of high school softball experience under their belt. This team has high expectations for the season with our goals being a conference championship and a sectional title,” Cripe said.

On Monday, April 4, the team played against Caston, winning 6-5.

“We had a pretty good game last night. We all had good energy and made sure to pick each other up, which is very important in games like that. Even when the pressure was put on us, we stayed calm and pushed through,” senior Justyce Rohrabaugh said.

Hoping for a Home Run Season

Rylan Campbell warms up before the game. (Jakson Combs)

With spring sports starting, the baseball season is just begun. High expectations and new opportunities are all around this year, and player Jake Fincher is super excited about it.

“I think we can achieve very great things this season with a roster as strong as the one we have. Every new season brings back the joys of the last and reminds me why I love and play the game,” Fincher said, “I think the season will go very well because, on the varsity level, I think we can advance much further than last year and show everyone what Logan baseball is really like. Also, on the JV level, we have new coaches and a lot of new players that I think will do very well and win lots of games.”

Berry baseball didn’t do too strong with their first game against LaPorte ending 15-0 and their second game against them ending 15-7.