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Academy Softball Wins First Preseason Scrimmage

December 1, 2017

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Longshore said, " I guess you could say that I’m cautiously optimistic about where the team is right now, but believe we have the players that through hard work can become great.” Photo Credit: Alexis Alvarez/ Achona Online.

Longshore said, " I guess you could say that I’m cautiously optimistic about where the team is right now, but believe we have the players that through hard work can become great.” Photo Credit: Alexis Alvarez/ Achona Online.

On Wed. Nov. 15, 2017, at 5:30 p.m., Academy softball competed in their first preseason scrimmage against Jefferson High School. After playing a seven inning game, Academy won 8-7. This scrimmage was a good opportunity for head coach, Bo Longshore, to get an insight of what the season brings and how the team works together. Preseason scrimmages help to see what the team needs to improve on for the upcoming season.

The preseason softball team consists of about 20 girls, ranging from 6th to 12th grade. Photo Credit: Alexis Alvarez/ Achona Online.

Longshore said, ”When starting out as the new Head Coach at AHN, and only knowing a couple players, I was very excited to begin practicing. Of course, after a couple weeks of practice, I couldn’t wait to play in a game situation. After the game, I was excited for a lot of things we did well, but also realize that we have a long way to go to get where we need to be before our first game on February 13th.”

Chase Cordoves (‘21) hit her first home run during the game right over center field, with Alyssa LoSauro ‘18 on second base. The team quickly ran out to congratulate her not knowing it was her first homerun; she remained humble throughout the rest of the game.

LoSauro said, “Being on base when Chase hit the homerun and got us back on top was satisfying. It’s cool that she hit her first homerun in her first high school game because it tells me we can only expect more from her in the future.” Photo Credit: Alexis Alvarez/ Achona Online.

Cordoves said , “I think the first game went really good and it helped the coaches see what we will play like in the upcoming games. It felt really good to hit my first home run, especially for Academy. I wasn’t really expecting a homer in that game.”

Cordoves played on a variety of teams throughout her softball career and plans to play in college at the next level. Photo Credit: Alexis Alvarez/ Achona Online.

Academy plans to play their next scrimmage played at Carol Kennedy on Wed. Dec. 6, 2017 at 6:30 p.m

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