Ladies Softball Slides into the Semis

Tersa Bitew, Reporter

The Eaglecrest Varsity softball team has had an incredible season in 2017. Even though the Raptors 2016 season was exremely successful , there have been many signs of improvement this year.

The Lady Raptors won  League and made it to the state semi-finals; furthermore, they were ranked number four in the nation.

Despite losing the state championship, Senior Mackenzie Hochstetler,  reflects fondly on the team’s performance this year.

“We just played better as a team and we all pick each other up.”         

  “My favorite game was the Grandview game just because I hit a grand slam and we hit really well that game.” Hochstetler explained.

“Each individual is maintaining a strong mindset and practicing twice as hard to make it and to win state this year.” she said, regarding team goals.

Senior, Braylene Crenshaw commented that, “Everyday at practice I pitch, so I work on specific pitches every single day. I work on my overall mechanics, spins, speed, everything to help myself better.”   

Strong sportsmanship was shown between the girls thorughout the season.

Mr. O’ Brien, the P.A. announcer for varsity softball explained, “The thing I noticed most is that everybody on the team stepped up when they needed to. It was  just not one person, each one of them had an opportunity to step up and play when they needed to. Seeing that was probably the thing I will remember about that.”

To top it off an amzing season, senior first baseman Kailey Wilson was also selected as softball player of the year by the Colorado High School Activites Association.