Varsity softball gets its first win and goes 1-3 to end a week’s worth of tough games

Varsity softball gets its first win and goes 1-3 to end a week’s worth of tough games

With three double-headers remaining in the week, the varsity softball team faced enticing matchups. The team’s first matchup came against the Yellow Jackets of Greenville. Forest Hills Central hosted the Yellow Jackets in an early, critical conference double-header. 

“Greenville has the same mindset as us; they want to be in the race for the conference championship,” head coach Tracy Jenkins said. “They should be an early test for us and [it] will be a pivotal conference matchup.”

The first game against the Yellow Jackets continued a struggle that the varsity team has faced all year. Scoring runs has been tough to come by and that shined in the first game. Before this game, the team only had four runs four games into the season. The Rangers struggled again and lost to Greenville 12-1 in game one. 

Game two saw its improvements but also brought some struggles. The girls had a boom in hits, as they scored six runs in the game. That is more than they had in the entire season heading into the game. Although the girls hit better, Greenville came back strong with 18 runs of its own to defeat the Rangers once again.

There were two home runs from the series, one from Maya Holser and one for Lauren Halverson.

After the two losses, FHC looked to bounce back against a non-conference team in West Catholic. The Rangers’ mentality to start game one was unmatched, as the team saw a downpour of runs to start the game.

Maya Holser had a two-run shot to continue the momentum for FHC. West Catholic battled back but it would not be enough to defeat the Rangers. FHC defeated West Catholic 22-12 in game one.

Game two was the complete opposite of the previous game. It was a lower scoring game compared to the first and the pitching was improved. The Rangers extended a small lead early in the game, but West Catholic clawed back once again. This time, West Catholic was the team victorious as it won by a score of 9-4. 

FHC’s third opponent was scheduled to be Catholic Central but poor weather caused a postponement of the game. The team finished 1-3 to end the week and sits at 1-7 on the season. On Monday, April 25, the varsity softball team will host the Lowell Red Arrows in a double-header starting at 4:15 PM