Softball has had a different kind of competition compared to previous years. This year their conference has brought a different competition to all the softball teams, not just Pacific’s.
“The whole dynamic of the conference has changes, this season has been different then past we play every team four times in a weekend” said senior Rachel Roberts.
Roberts said that with the different style of conference play makes it difficult on all the teams in the conference. Having the difficult games all in one weekend helped the softball team stay focused and play well.
Head coach Liz Yandall said recently the softball team has had some close losses, but also a lot of good wins under the team’s belt.
“The team is playing team ball from top to bottom” said Yandall.
Yandall highlighted senior Marissa Reinhard, “[She] is a senior pitcher for us and she has taken a brunt of the work load. She is throwing about three games a weekend, which is a lot for anyone, but she is doing everything she can, as is the team.”
Roberts said she is excited to see the team grow and she has seen everyone contribute from freshmen to seniors.
“If we come to play and bring our game we have a really good shot at winning a lot of games the next few weekends,” stated Roberts.
Both Roberts and Yandall feel that the team’s destiny is in their own hands at this point in the season, they just need to win games.
The team has been taking the right steps and peeking at the right time. They are among five teams fighting for four spots to go on and compete in the Regional Championships.
“As a senior I have been really thankful and appreciative of the team and I can’t imagine any other team I would want to be on these past four years, and especially this last year,” commented Roberts.
The Boxers wrap up conference play against Willamette April 16 and 17.