Story by Sophie Piatczyc
On September 11, Titan softball played Park Hill, dominating the Trojans 8-2.
Titans were up two at the end of the second inning with Bobbi Bodenhamer hitting a home-run. She was greeted at home plate by the rest of the team cheering her on.
“I was really pumped after my home run because I hadn’t hit very well the game before so it was cool to come back with that, and the team got really excited and rallied after that to score more runs,” Junior Bobbi Bodenhamer said.
The game tied up 2-2 at the end of the fifth inning, but in the sixth inning, the Titans hit six more runs ending the game 8-2. The team agreed that the game went well, and it got them excited for more games to come.
“The game went way well. At the beginning of the game no one was really hitting but finally we strung together some his and the hitting was contagious. That was really fun for everyone because we hadn’t been hitting as well so this game really pumped us up for the upcoming games we have. It showed us what we are capable of,” Bodenhamer said.
“We still have some things we need to work on, but we are getting better every day. I love our team chemistry and I know we have a chance to go far into the post-season,” Senior Lesli Watkins said.
“We didn’t start the game off like we should have, but ended up pulling it out for the win. I’m proud that we’re able to come back so late in the game,” Senior Caitlyn Knox said.
Coach Eric Doane said, “[I am] Pleased with the way we stayed focused and made adjustments at the plate. Good to score 6 runs late to put the game away. We just need more focus earlier in the game. Great group of girls to be around.”
The ladies on the team have an unbreakable bond, and have created friendships that will keep them close and help work as a team.
“I absolutely love the team this year and can’t wait to see how the season turns out,” Knox said.
“I enjoy being on the team because there is no drama and we are all good friends, so the atmosphere is great,” said Bodenhamer.
“I love playing with all of the girls – they are fantastic young ladies,” Senior Mac Long said.