A season of success, unity, and growth

Varsity softball experiences a memorable season


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With some of the most talented athletes at Pinnacle High School (PHS), the varsity softball team had a successful season this year. It began when the coaches hosted open field workouts to observe potential players at the beginning of February, followed by the tryouts, which lasted three days. Once the rosters were finalized, new teammates planned a few team bonding activities to connect with each other, like sleepovers, team dinners and themed hangouts. The seniors also chose what the freshmen had to do for their initiation to the team.

“We wanted to have the freshman come to school in full uniform and have their hair and eyeblack on the whole day for their initiation because that’s what we had to do our freshman year,” said senior Emily Carpenter.

Varsity softball experienced an intense season, at one point sitting at 13 wins and 13 losses. The regular season ended in late April, and they made it to the playoffs, where they lost during the second round. The team enjoyed getting to know each other this season, and among the members, they shared many memorable moments.

“My favorite memory on the team is jumping in one of the senior’s pools with everyone in full uniform,” said freshman Sienna Caro.

Although the team did not achieve the ultimate goal of making it to the final rounds of State, they achieved a lot of success this year and ended their season with pride.

“We were all super sad about not winning the playoffs, especially since we only lost by one point, but I am still grateful I got to be able to experience this season with my teammates,” said sophomore Alexa Wild.

This year’s varsity team felt like a family to everyone involved, and those who will return next year hope to advance even farther in the playoffs. Though end result for the team was not what they were hoping for, they are all grateful they had to chance to make it into the playoffs and grow together throughout the season.