by Sierra Pleima / firstname.lastname@example.org
The PC softball team finished their season with a record of 14-20 making it to the 3rd round of regionals, beating Panorama (11-1) and Pleasantville (4-2), and lastly, losing to Ogden (1-3). Their record in no way shows how much they grew over the season. The team consisted of a younger set of girls with only 2 seniors on the team. “We are still an extremely young team and play an unbelievably difficult schedule. That being said, our record in no way shows how talented we really are,” said Coach Karen Harrill.
Improvement was evident, especially in the last regular season games with 2 wins against hometown rival, Pella on their home field 7-3 and 14-5, and their postseason victories. Previously in the season, PC lost to both Pella 0-9 and Pleasantville 0-12.
Several athletes were celebrated with Little Hawkeye awards at the end of the season. Graduate Ivy Terpstra was second team all-conference infielder. Senior Cheyanne Collins was nominated first team all-conference infielder. Senior Chloe Morgan, with a unanimous first-team all-conference vote, was also was recognized for 3rd team all-state. Lastly, senior Emerson Sarver and sophomore Natalie Harrill both received honorable mentions for infielding.
The girls put up a good fight, ending the season with a 1-3 loss against Ogden. Nevertheless, PC fought hard until the game was finished and were sad to see the season come to a close. “No, we didn’t make it as far as we hoped to, or as far as I know we could have, but we were a family. We had the greatest senior captains, and it will be hard to fill those shoes next year,” said current senior Emerson Sarver.