Softball Fights Weather; League Starts Tonight



Senior Angela Rivera takes a cut against an early season opponent. The Eagles are off to a 4-6 record in this rain-soaked season.

Early in the season, the softball team had a lot of trouble to play games because of the bad weather. Due to this, Head Coach Steve Baker didn’t know exactly where everyone would fit in on the team.

Former All-Conference pitcher Cailin Warner graduated last year, which could lead the team to struggles with pitching this year. Although they lost Warner, three pitchers have stepped up to fill that role, Junior, Jaiden Kappes, and two Freshmen, Jaylee Kappes, and Charlotte Marcum.

With pitching filled up, they also have All-State Infielder, Jill Uyeda, playing shortstop.

This spring break the team went on their annual beach retreat in order to gain camaraderie, and build relationships between the players and coaches.

Baker says, “The four seniors will be the leaders this year, especially Jill Uyeda and Angela Rivera since they are very vocal.”

The Eagles won four games in the preseason against Sunset 12-0, Aloha 10-9, Lakeridge 2-1, and Lake Oswego 7-6.

Now that league-play is about to start and the team had a preseason record of 3-6, they aim to overcome their struggles, and start winning more games, so that they can make a push for the playoffs.

Angela Rivera states, “ We need to continue to work hard in practice and work on mentally preparing ourselves before each game. We also plan on being more aggressive on the bases and while at bat.”

Their first league game is April tonight, at 4:30 at Barlow High School.