Varsity softball celebrates Senior Night

After four years of hard work and dedication the Varsity softball seniors have officially played their final regular season home game. The team battled Hamilton in a close loss.

Several dedicated underclassmen decorated the field to support the seniors. They lined the fence with cups and decorated the sidewalk with chalk. “They were all really appreciative,” said Hannah Young, 9. Photo Courtesy of Ellen Martinson.

The six seniors on this year’s Varsity team are Rebecca Plaatje, Kelly Borman, Hannah Melvin, Marissa Shor, Jessica Miller, and Kathryn Eberhart.

There was a pre-game ceremony to honor the Seniors.  As a way to thank their parents for supporting their softball career, each player chose one parent to throw out the first pitch to them.

“My mom completely missed and almost hit the girl next to me, so that was funny,” said Shor.

In the game, each Senior played a vital role, whether it be getting a hit or catching a fly ball.

“It was really nice to get a hit in front of all of my family,” said Shor.

After the game, both the JV and Varsity teams celebrated with a grill-out, planned by the dedicated parents.

Currently there are five underclassmen left on the Varsity team. They will need to bounce back next year as they are losing the entire infield besides the third-baseman and the starting centerfielder.

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