South’s softball season has come to a close with their last game against Forest Grove on May 11. Throughout the season, the team suffered a few close losses that were determined by just one run. There were some victories, with strong wins against Oregon City [2-0] and North Salem [10-0], as well as other teams.
Preparation for games started long before the season even started during the end of November. Team members started practicing during open gyms from late November all the way through February. Exercises like baserunning and condition drills also contributed greatly to the team’s preparation.
“We usually did shuttles on the five-yard line, sprint, did ladders… sometimes we did push-ups, sit-ups, anything like that,” Amber Enomoto Haole ‘17 said.
For the players, this season has been about getting to know each other as individuals and using each other’s strengths to work more efficiently as a team.
“My goal,” Erin Elmore ‘17 said, “is for our team to come together through our chemistry and our attitude.”
Over the course of the season, the team has improved upon working together. Team chemistry has improved because of it. Players who will continue to play on the team next season hope to carry the skills they have learned from this season on to the next season.