Did Someone Say Comeback?


The Hollis Brookline Softball Team is having one of their best seasons in years. Junior Emily Sartell said, “I think when we put our minds to it, we begin to see our true success as a team”.

Adam Razzaboni, Sports Editor

In an entertaining comeback win, the Hollis Brookline Softball Team improved to a 5-2 season record. The girls found themselves down early, but they were able to comeback and to secure the win against a potent Souhegan hitting crew. Here’s a run down of the game:


Coaches of the past, and current Spanish teachers Señora Robbins and Señor Basbas looked on for Hollis Brookline’s seventh game of the season. Souhegan came out strong in the first inning, hitting a homerun with two girls on base  to give them an early lead of  3-0. It was visible early on that the Souhegan bats came out swinging, and Hollis Brookline lacked energy out of the gate.


Ally Johnson ‘22, started on the mound for HB, only to be replaced by sophomore Kailey Disco in the third inning with a score of 4-1 Souhegan. The HB defense struggled in the first couple of innings, although junior captain Emily Sartell had some great plays at shortstop to keep them alive.


“I think our team started out really slow in the first half, and collectively we realized rather than playing as individuals, we needed to play as a team to win the game. After the fifth inning, our bats started getting hot and everyone was up on the fence  cheering,” said Sartell.


Sartell was not wrong, in the fifth inning it was Disco who seemed to be the spark for the comeback, as she ended the day with 6 strikeouts on the mound. “When we were down we never stopped giving up and we always fought hard, even when we were down by four,” said Disco. She also had a couple of great hits, including an inside the park homerun saying after, “it felt really good, I thought that brought up the energy and then we kept fighting afterwards”.


Sophomore Austyn Kump relieved Disco in the seventh inning to put the game away. With a tied score of 6-6, the girls were able to make it a quick 1,2,3 inning, giving them a chance to win the game in the bottom of the seventh.


It came down to the HB bats to win the game, and sophomore Meghan Park did not disappoint as she started off with a clean line drive out to center field. She was able to steal second and take third to put herself in scoring position. But all eyes were on freshman Katrina Lee, as she laid down the walk-off bunt to successfully bring Park home and win the game for HB.


The team’s unbelievable comeback was a sight to see and an entertaining game from start to finish. At the end of the game, closing pitcher Austyn Kump said, “So far we have been able to win a lot of games and I think we have gotten better at communicating and batting as a team”. The final score of the game was 7-6 as the girls improved to a 5-2 season record, putting themselves in a dominant position for Division 2. The next game will be played at Souhegan on Saturday.