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Varsity softball swings over to the state championship

McSoftball is on the way to the State Championship following their win against Marshall.

Anna Grace Hopkins, Reporter

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McSoftball cheers on their teammate (Photo Courtesy of Tim Steeg)

On May 29, McLean Softball competed against Marshall to see who goes to States. The final score of the game was a steep 12-3 with a McLean win. The team has had a great season compared to previous years.

“The last time McSoftball had a season comparable to this,” junior first baseman Gabi Norton said. “It was in 2010 when the team won the state championship.”

A great amount of focus and practice went into preparation for the game, and a few changes in drills helped their win.

“We adjusted our drills according to the scouting reports of Marshall, which helped us prepared to go against them,” Norton said.

Junior Gracen Govan at bat against Marshall (Photo Courtesy of Tim Steeg)

After the game, the team jumped into preparing for the championship. The team celebrated their win by working at practices. Their win against Marshall showed them that they need to work even harder to win the State Championship.

“Hard work at practice was pretty much the key for this game as well as the Championship,” junior centerfielder Riley Simon said.

Junior Kiley Mabus tags out Marshall player (Photo Courtesy of Tim Steeg)

The team doesn’t lack confidence for their games to come, even from the beginning. The team feels ready and excited for the Championship.

“Even from the first day of practice our goal was to make it to States,” Norton said.”We are all excited about the upcoming games.”

The team’s record this year is 21-4 so coaches and team members feel confident in their chances at States.

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