Five weeks into the season with a rough record of three wins and 11 losses, MC’s softball girls are hard at work. On March 31, MC faced off against Vista High and despite a defeat, they put on an impressive performance.
Freshman Kendall Kates is a new member of the MC softball team and describes the loss with an air of respect.
“We lost 5-9 to Vista, but it was one of our better games against some pretty tough competition,” Kates said.
The team has faced off against Brawley Union, San Marcos, Bonita Vista, Valley Center, Patrick Henry, and Scripps Ranch. Though they have suffered through many defeats this season, the girls keep looking forward.
“Even though we haven’t necessarily won as many games as we would like, we are still staying positive,” senior and team captain Natalie Peters said, “Each time we go out to practice we remember those games […] and work even harder so we can eventually win”.
Team bonding is a big part of keeping the Sundevils positive through the rocky start to the season.
“That’s one of the really big parts of the game, the chemistry between the teammates,” Peters said, “Being able to bond out on the field and work together is important because it’s a team sport and takes everybody communicating in order to play well,” Peters said.
From the sands of Torrey Pines to the popcorn littered floors of living rooms, they are determined to grow as a unit.
“We hang out on Friday’s, go to Wings [and Things], have sleepovers, go to the beach,” Kates said, “We’re a pretty close team.”
This year’s varsity team is comparatively young, with only three seniors and a large portion of underclassmen.
“I think we have very good talent and all of our freshman and sophomores who are on the team now contribute to the game really well,” Peters said.
“Our goal right now is to increase our intensity while playing always put our best effort on the field,” Peters said.
MC Softball has their next tournament game this Saturday.