Field Puddles, no Players for Team Huddles


The junior varsity softball team has its first home game

Allison Szetu, Design Editor

The softball team finally competed in its first game on March 12. The rainy weather has put a damper on the outdoor sport and forced the junior varsity and varsity teams to practice indoors for nearly three weeks. Junior varsity won their first game 12-1 against Woodside. Varsity also won their first game 5-3 against Los Altos.

“It has been very difficult to practice so far this season because of the rain. The fields have been really wet with puddles so we can’t play on the fields. So instead we practice in the gyms and work primarily on hitting,” sophomore Melanie Gordon said.

The rain has not been the only obstacle for the teams this season; they also have not been able to compensate for the loss of seniors who graduated.

“We haven’t had this issue in the past, but over eight players quit or graduated between last year and this year and that has made it difficult for us to field full teams with room for injuries,” sophomore Sydney Crespo said.

As a result of the low turnout, the team has struggled to fill positions and put players on the field. In the event of an injury or a player’s inability to participate, the team would only have just enough players on the field.

“J.V. is currently surviving with a roster of nine players, and varsity with twelve. With injuries and prior commitments, not everyone is able to make it to every game,” Crespo said.

Despite this worry, the team is still confident in their ability to be competitive against other schools.

“I think that our team is in a competitive place. Many of our players have played or are currently playing on a club team. We all have a lot of softball experience and work hard to get better and come together as a team,” Gordon said.