The strenuous stress of softball

Story by: Emme Longman, staff writer
Photos by: Zoe Jenkins, staff photographer


The Lady Marauders JV and Varsity season held tryouts on March 7, 8 and 9.

Since mid-October, the Lady Marauders have had softball workouts, which include lifting weights, batting, and conditioning. Along with school workouts, most girls play on a full-time travel team and meet with a separate batting coach once or twice a week.

“The most stressful thing is doing the right thing and not making a mistake because if you make an error, it feels like you let down your team and it might cost you the game,” said Samantha Bennett, 9.

Most of the stress from softball comes from having to make split-second decisions that could change the game.

“The stress of the game along with the hard work that must be put in is overcome by the love of the game,” says Sydney Gendron, 9.

With a good statistical batting team last year, hopefully this year’s JV and Varsity team can live up to the expectations.

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