Softball Hosts Hit-A-Thon Fundraiser

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  • Carolien Van Heemskerk Pillis ’19 prepares her batting stance.

  • Haily Lozano ’19 smiles and laughs in the outfield.

  • Natalie O’Connor ’20 makes a big hit.

  • Chelsea Terranova ’19 laughs off a bad swing.

  • Adrianna Madison ’18 stops to pet Coach Lanea Meyer’s dog “Atlas.”

  • Juniors Chelsea Terranova and Haily Lozano show off their dance moves on the field.

  • Sofia Figuera ’19 holds Coach Lanea Meyer’s pup, “Taz.”

  • Gabriella Garcia ’19 swings away.

  • Raindrops fall from the bleachers.

  • Olivia Meyers ’20 stands waiting for the ball to be hit.

  • The team takes the tarp off the field in the midst of a rainy shower.

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With the district season just around the corner, the Lady Warriors’ softball team held their first ever hit-a-thon fundraiser Saturday, Jan. 27. Parents, friends, and local businesses sponsored individual players by promising money based on how far one of their ten hits could go. While the rain made for a muddy field, it didn’t stop the players from coming out Saturday to record their ten hits.

“We’re trying to raise money for our team-specifically, to raise our dugout because when it rains all the water goes into the dugout and makes just this big, giant mess,” Olivia Meyers ‘20 said. “We’re also trying to get other little things, like, a new tarp, new bats, decent clothes, cleats, practice gear, and things like that.”

Since the resignation of long-time coach Tiffany Wheeler, many changes in the program have taken place under the new softball coach, Lanea Meyer. The hit-a-thon itself, for example, was intended to be a replacement of their annual Home Run Derby. It will provide funds for whatever the team finds necessary coming into the new season.

“We look for anyone in our community whether it be parents, friends, or people from school to donate and sponsor,” Meyers said. “Our goal is to have everybody raise $300.”

As far as the upcoming season goes, Lady Warrior fans have high hopes. The girl’s first scrimmage took place Friday, Jan. 31 at Georgetown High School. Their first actual district game, however, will be at Westwood Tuesday, Feb. 6  versus Vandegrift High School with JV at 5 p.m. and varsity at 7 p.m..

“I see promise,” Meyers said. “We have a lot of new people and plenty of potential.”