Softball looks ahead to improve for next season


Laurel Messina

The softball players all gather together in a silly picture during a game. “It has come down to one or two innings [each game] where we can’t get out of the hole; other than those times- we play very solid” said Gray.

Emmie White , News Editor

With a record that leaves room for improvement, the HBHS girls softball team looks ahead to make changes and better prepare themselves for next season.  

The girls met a majority of their top opponents in the first half of the season, and held their own in most of the games. Some highlights include an 18-6 win against Conval, and a 9-6 win over Manchester West.

“We worked on focusing on the teamwork and the game. We’ve been trying to work well together and communicate with one another,” said Cassidy Pigott ‘19.

With these highs have come a few lows including a 12-0 loss against Milford in the season opener.

Tracy Gray, the varsity assistant coach, believes that if the girls had come together as one unit, they would have won games as a team, rather than as individuals playing on the same field. “Our record does not show what kind of team we are; if we all start to play together [next year], we can put ‘the wheels back on again,” said Gray.

The girls, if they come together, could head into the next season with a respectable record, and a shot at a playoff opportunity.

Unfortunately, a playoff opportunity was deemed impossible for the 2018 season due to the missteps during the first few games this season. “Our team is going to keep fighting and trying our best in every game… I know the coaches will be proud as long as we give our best effort in games” said pitcher Gabby Paquin ‘19.

Follow the girl’s season next year by visiting the Athletic Office website (accessible through the school’s page), which updates the Win/Loss ratio after every game.