Softball Team Winding Up for the New Season

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provided by Claire Jackering

Softball team poses for a picture during warmups.

Kayla Burge, Online Editor

Softball season is starting off to a hopefully prosperous season. There have been some changes to their schedule and usual opponents through a change in divisions.  

“Previously we had been playing in 5A, but this year we were moved into 2A. The other schools in our district are Brevard Heat, who is our season opener; Merritt Island Christian; Covenant Christian; and City of Life in Kissimmee. Our schedule has us playing each team in our district twice in order to prepare for the playoffs. Also, HT will the host for the Regional playoffs this season for our region so it will be really nice to stay at home for the postseason,” Claire Jackering said. 

This is a logical move regarding the size and competitiveness of Holy Trinity. With this change in divisions, the new team is hoping to take home a win at districts this year as the odds are in their favor when playing these new opponents.

“Honestly, I think we have a very high chance of winning the whole thing and moving onto regionals,” Isabella Tomasura said.

“We are expected to win districts because the other teams don’t have the best of records or haven’t in the past years,” Shea Dimmer said.

This new hope for districts is definitely sparking excitement for the softball team. They expanded their facilities and got some new uniforms for the upcoming year.

“This season we’re renovating some of the fields. The batting cages will have new netting. Our biggest addition is hitting stations in place of the bullpen near the bus parking behind the batting cages. Since the team received new customized uniforms two seasons ago and a website to purchase spirit wear, we have gradually been getting better and better clothing for the players and coaches to spread support of the team since we are not a very popular sport. The team received the money for it from one of last year’s coaches, Steve, who donated his coaching salary back to the team,” Jackering said.

“Our uniforms are custom made, with our names on the back, so it adds a touch to softball, that no other sport at Holy Trinity has,” Tomasura said.

The girls’ softball season is definitely one to watch with new hopes for districts and players with a passion for the game.