Batting into Playoffs


Olivia McCauley, Editor-in-Chief

This year, the Reedy Softball team has been working hard in the district tournament in order to make it to the playoffs.

“My favorite part about this season has been the environment that we have created as a program,” senior Ally Ryan said. “The team is as close as we have ever been in the 4 years I have been at Reedy. It makes games, bonding, and all other team events much more fun and makes the tough times worth it.”

Currently, in districts, softball is third and is hoping to maintain their spot in order to go to playoffs. The top four teams will advance to playoffs, so they must stay where they are to be able to attend playoffs.

“We are currently half way through districts and we sit firmly in 4th place which would secure us a playoff spot,” Ryan said. “I believe we would have a good chance to move onto 2nd or 3rd place through the second round if we focus on our strengths and play as a team.”

This season, the seniors are working hard to make their last season count. Many have been waiting all four years for this moment.

“My goals are to improve every single game, no matter if we win or lose, if I gain something out of it, like learning how to take a better angle or how to get a better read of the ball,” senior Jade Lowe said. “Then I would say my goal for the day has been hit.”

They worked a lot this year on team building so they can work efficiently together.

“Our team has such a strong bond this year which has led to a lot of success thus far,” Coach Cline said. “We went undefeated in our first tournament of the year including a win over 6A ranked Keller. We have a very bright future and I’m excited to see how our team finishes out the season.”

The team has done a lot of bonding, and for many, this has been their favorite part of the season.

“Being able to be so close with my teammates has definitely been the best part,” senior Taylor Kinch said.

Many of the players are returning from last season, and hope to improve as much as possible this year.

“I have improved my leadership role a lot this year,” Ryan said. “One of my favorite things is seeing my teammates succeed, and knowing that I can help them achieve that motivates me to be the best team leader I can be.”

For others, it is their first season playing softball, and have been learning all of off season waiting for their moment to play.

“I would say I definitely have improved,” Lowe said. “This is my first time ever playing softball and going from not even knowing how to swing a bat to now hitting the back of left field and also getting a triple with now 11 RBI’s, I would say I definitely improved.”

So far, our Lady Lions are 9-3 in districts, beating Wakeland 9-0 for the first time since 2018. Their next game is April 9th at 9 am at the Reedy Softball Field. Be sure to attend and cheer them on!