Softball girls enjoy different, but successful season

by Anna Bonnett/annbonne21@pceagles.org

Hit after hit after hit, the PC’s softball ended their season with the record for over all 10-9.  This year the softball girls overcame some challenges this year with all the protocols they had to follow regarding COVID-19, so it was a different season from what they had faced before.

Even with the changes, the girls had an enjoyable season. “This season was very different, and we all had to learn to be flexible. We could not give high fives, had to stand six feet apart at all times, or at least try to, and just had to learn how to be flexible with all the guidelines the IGHSAU (Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union) had set in place for us to stay safe,” says senior Bailey Roose.

This season was about being flexible and staying safe for the players and coaches. As much as the players had to adapt for the season, so did all the coaches. They had to change how they did practice, social distancing and sanitizing every 10 minutes interrupted the rhythm of practices.

Through the season, the girls had some incredible plays and a thrilling 10 inning game that sadly ended in a loss. However, they beat the Pella Dutch four times.

Throughout the season the softball girls had a lot of fun and had a lot of laughs even with all the rules and guidelines set in place. They did not let COVID-19 stop them from enjoying themselves. “My favorite part of being part of this team is the family atmosphere that we have. Six feet away or not, we are always laughing, joking around, dancing and just having a good time,”says Junior Natalie Harrill.

Coach Karen Harrill agreed that this wasn’t just a team it was a family. “Even though we were in the midst of COVID-19 and all the regulations that we had to abide by, this team prevailed. They fought hard every game. They did not fear the unknown. They loved being together and we had so much fun! I will definitely miss this group!”says Harrill.

 

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