Softball team gains confidence


Tom Breunig

The softball team poses with sophomore Claire Bartol’s home run ball from their last game against Kewaskum.

Reese Nowicki, Reporter

The girls softball team will be playing against Ripon on May 10. They have been working to pull out their mental game. They will see how all their hard work has been paying off, and if they stick with their mental game, they will keep working up to that winning streak they need.  The girls’ season has been rocky, with a 0-5 record , and with five games that have been canceled.

“I think our biggest thing moving forward is just working on our mental game. I think that practices and warm ups go really well, and I don’t know if it’s nerves, but I think our mental game is something we are really struggling with. We need to become a more positive team and just be confident. We were hitting well in that first game. We just need to work on the little things,” Head Coach Kimberly Strebe said.

These little things can be changing their positions on the field to see if players would prefer their old places like outfield or second base. 

“I play outfield. I play that position the most because I feel like it is easier for me and I like to throw longer. Usually I do not change positions, I always have played either left, right, or center outfield,” junior Laurel Miller said.

In a game against Wautoma, senior Maddy Rilling had to adapt quickly to a new position.

One game coach put me at third base and trying to figure out what to do there was challenging for me,” Rilling said.

Their next game will be on May 10, against Ripon. They are going to be doing the same lineup as normal according to Coach Strebe. As well as putting their mental game towards this game to see if they have improved since the last game.