Take me out to a softball game

Monica Vigliotti

The Hudson Girls’ Softball team doesn’t get as much attention as most other sports in Hudson, but they certainly do deserve it. The softball team has a record of 14-5 as of press time. 

       Jeffrey Brown, who is also a math teacher at Hudson High School, coaches the girls’ softball team.

       Seniors this year are Casey Brown, Emily Delsanter, Christie Wade and Hannah Driscoll. 

       Depending on how far the team will advance, the season could go anywhere from mid-May to early June.

      The girls’ softball team has won the league seven years in a row, and they hope to do it again this year. Last year they were district champions and made it to the regional game.

       

     Junior Shelby Bitter has been playing softball 12 years and has been on the girls’ varsity team for three years. Bitter mostly plays third base but also plays outfield in her summer league. She was a member of the girls’ golf team for her freshman and sophomore years, but gave up golfing competitively to focus more on softball. 

       

    Although the team hasn’t traveled together since 2010 Bitter says, “We always try to do as many team bonding activities as possible during the season. I think this is one of the closest teams we have ever had.”

       Junior Alex Bingham said, “We were supposed to go to Kentucky for Spring Break this year, but we ended up having to stay home. We still spent a lot of time together over Spring Break, not only in our practices. Hopefully next year we’ll get a chance to go on a trip!”

       The team plays many challenging opponents, but some that stand out to Bitter are Copley, Stow, Medina and North Royalton. 

       “Stow is always a pretty good team and have been fierce competitors this year, but we hope to defeat them in our upcoming game. Copley, North Royalton and Medina have proven to be good teams this year, but as long as we play as a team and stay tough we can compete with any team that comes our way,” says Bitter. 

       If you’re hoping to catch a game, the Varsity and JV softball fields are located behind Hudson High School and can be accessed by the driveway off of Stow Road, adjacent to The Ballpark at Hudson baseball field. Just follow the dirt path and you’ll come up on the field. 

      

     The team is ranked first in their competitive Division I district. The girls hope to win the district and advance to regional competitions and possibly to the state finals, held later this month. 

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2012-05-17 10:11:19

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