Softball wins against Air Force

Darby K. scored a home run with Maleia Schaap and Ashlen Porter congratulating her by home plate. Darby K. then went on to score another point for the Lady Eagle softball team.

On August 29, the Eagles softball team played their fifth game of the season at Euclid Middle School. The team was victorious against the number one ranked 4A team in the state, the Air Force Falcons. With 12 hits and seven RBI’s throughout the game the Eagles beat the Falcons with a final score of 10 to 9. 

MaxPreps named the Player of the Game #4 Caroline Ermel ’22. She is a third year varsity player and is the starting first baseman for Heritage. During the game she had four at bats and three hits. Ermel also managed to get one RBI.

Julea Atencio ’21 has been on varsity for all four years at Heritage. Her position is the starting second baseman.

 “At first I would say that I was intimidated since they were ranked so high, but after watching warm ups and seeing the overall vibe I would say I gained more confidence,” Atencio says.

Maleia Schaap ’21 is a fourth time varsity player. She is also the Heritage catcher. 

“I was excited and ready to play but I knew it was going to be a tough game so I was a little nervous,” Schapp says.

Schapp had a strong day by hitting three of the four times at the plate. She also had two RBI’s and a bunt.

In the most recent game against ThunderRidge, the Eagles lost but still believed they had great teamwork and perseverance on the field.

“The girls have always been capable but have struggled to believe their capabilities. This game reminded them how powerful they can be when they work together, come out ready to compete and leave everything on the field,” says Assistant Coach Stef Klapper.  

The softball team is working together and showing the fans and other teams how powerful they are. They can even feel improvement in themselves.

“We work together a lot better and we work more as a team than individuals,” Schaap says.

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