Cambell Geibel ‘21: The 2019 Romeo Varsity softball team seems to only improve and get stronger as the season progresses. In some of their first games, when facing their rivals and strongest opponents such as Eisenhower and Dakota, the team pulled off impressive wins. Gaining momentum, the Bulldogs improved their record to 8-0, undefeated, after beating Chippewa Valley in a nail biting game. The game lasted to the 12th inning where senior Jordyn Chapman came in clutch with a walk off homerun, winning the game 4-3 and defending their record. Unfortunately, the Bulldogs fell short in their game against Anchor Bay by a score of 11-3, and experienced their first loss of the season. This brings their record to 9-1, a great accomplishment and a feat not seen in Romeo’s softball program in many years.
“In my four years of playing softball here we have never done this well before, it’s really a great feeling to have for my senior year,” Taylor Jones ‘19 said.
Jones and Chapman, the only seniors on the team, both credit each other greatly as players and their accomplishments so far this year. Thrilled with their achievements so far, these girls look forward to continuing their final high school season with their teammates.
“Taylor is awesome, she always does a good job and you know you can count on her,” Chapman said. “I’m super excited about what we have done so far and what the rest of the season holds.”
The girls on the team largely credit their winnings this year to the dynamic and energy of the team. They largely focus on the approach they take into each game and how to grow from their mistakes.
“I think what really sets us apart and has helped us win a lot is our positive energy,” Grace Vance ‘21 said. “We really focus on being close as teammates and friends which helps us out on the field too.”
Setting goals also helps motivate the girls and push them through their games.
“We really want to go all the way this year,” Savannah Snarski ‘20 said. “We want to have a really good record and win districts, win states, win everything we can.”
With a long season ahead of them, the Varsity softball team looks to continue improving their record and enjoy playing the game they love.