Last Saturday, Whitewater’s JV softball team competed in a tournament against Mcintosh and Ola. The team came up victorious, defeating Mcintosh 12 to 1 and Ola 5 vs. 3.
McIntosh wasn’t much of a threat, although the beginning of the game was a bit of a rough start. Mcintosh did manage to get a run, but Whitewater’s pitcher, Emily Turner, didn’t let that bring her down. She got 3 players out before they could even think about scoring, and the whitewater offense responded immediately, driving in 3 runs powered by Bre Harrison and Jessica Gorski.The team carried that energy and held Mcintosh scoreless for the remainder of the game.
Whitewater then headed into their second and final game against Ola. It began with Kayla Heard stealing second base and eventually coming around to score. At the top of the second inning, a great swing drove in two runs, continuing their hot streak. Towards the end, energy was running low, allowing Ola to piece together some runs. Nevertheless, they still came out on top. The excitement of their victory was loud and undeniable. One player, Kayla Spear felt “Really good about winning. You know, against Ola we only lost [by] 1 run last time, so this time it feels really good to win,” a sentiment we can all share. The Whitewater team really was fantastic and embodied team spirit. They were their own cheerleaders, led by Camden Hatfield and Kayla Heard, shouting fun chants and keeping morale high. Through the hard work of everyone, they won the tournament. “We took first place in the tournament beating two solid teams, and especially a solid Ola team, I would say we did pretty well. We executed and had some timely hits,” says the softball head coach, Krista Wilson, when asked how she thought they did. Concluding a thrilling weekend of softball, it is clear that this team is a force to be reckoned with.