Softball season ends with first round loss

Unfortunately for the CHS softball team, the season came to an abrupt end with a 5-3 loss to rival Walter Johnson, May 13.

The Bulldogs led the entire game until the seventh inning.

“We played really well,” junior Mariah Healy said. “[We even played] better than we did against them in the regular season.”

According to head coach James Collins, the umpires gave a close call to the Wildcats late in the game that could have swung the outcome of the game in the Bulldogs favor.

“[The team] played great with great basics,” Collins said.

Throughout the regular season, however, many games were lost that CHS was capable of winning. Because the team often did not take practices seriously, it had an adverse effect on their on-field performance.

“There were some games we should have won,” Healy said. “We played like we practiced.”

Though the team often lacked discipline in practice, they had strong chemistry that only grew beginning from day one.

“We bonded as a team throughout the season,” Healy said.

Looking to the future, the team will have to replace the seniors and continue practicing. According to Healy, most players will try and join a team outside of the school, as well as participate in offseason workouts.