South’s Softball team makes a grand slam in play-offs

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South’s Softball team makes a grand slam in play-offs

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South Forsyth High School has acquired a winning record of 10-14 this season and is preparing for the playoffs. Coach Davis’ goal for the team is “to perform as a team at a high level to give ourselves the best chance to be successful”, and they seem to be accomplishing it. The girls hosted their first game of the playoffs last week against Newton County. They won both games, leading them to the second round of playoffs and their next opponent: Mill Creek.

 

“I know it will definitely be a good match up.” said senior Lauren Baccari. “We’ll have to earn it. It won’t be handed to us. I think that if we play the way we know how to play and stay within ourselves then I feel that it will take us.”

 

Coach Davis has recognized the strengths of the team such as “attitude, effort, and hustle” while also realizing the weaknesses, “the team being comfortable in uncomfortable situations”, and improving upon them. There is one big difference between this year and last year: there are more underclassmen than upperclassmen.

 

“As the older people in this team, it is imperative that we help the younger kids calm their nerves, especially during playoffs,” described senior Kylie League. “We have to be leaders during the playoffs because it is something they have never experienced before […]. We are very young. We had a lot of seniors. I think 5 or 6. Most of them were starters so just filling in those gaps in the field was definitely different at the beginning of the year, but the younger girls have really stepped up […] this season.”

 

The team is in preparation for the next game. Some, like senior Kayla Mayoros, are doing some things personally to prepare themselves.

 

“(I) stay hydrated, take care of my body and work hard at practice with everyone,” she said.

 

South faced off against Mill Creek last year and won. The team this year believes they can do it again.

 

“I’m very confident,” stated League. “You have to be confident going into these kinds of games because they’re big games, but you also have to stay within yourself and […] try to be comfortable.”

 

It’s all a matter of teamwork, according to the players. A large part of the sport of softball is trust.

 

”Softball is very heavily relying on other people,” explained Baccari. “It’s a team sport, so it’s really just trying to make sure that we all getting in reps when the time is a need and continue to work together to reach our goal.”

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