School newspaper of Academy of the Holy Names, Tampa

Softball Wins Preseason Game Defending State Champions

February 13, 2018

On Friday, Feb.9, 2018 Academy’s softball team had their first game at Canterbury School of Florida in St. Petersburg in a pre-season tournament. 

Canterbury holds the 2017 state title, only to be defeated by our Academy players.

Captain Alyssa LoSauro (’18) said, “It felt to good beat the 2017 state champions especially in our first game of the season. I feel like it really let everyone know who were are as a team and that we can beat anyone if we play well together.”

Alyssa LoSauro is one of three captains on Academy’s softball team along with Gelmi Pasquier and Chloe Boos. Photo Credit: Sam Garateix/ Achona Online

Coach Bo Longshore coached his first game as a member of the Academy family.

“Coach Bo is a great new addition to Academy Softball and I am confident that he will take us far as long as our team is also determined,” says LoSauro. 

Number 24, Gelmi Pasquier (’19), started and pitched the entire game against Canterbury.

Number 51, starter Chasie Cordoves (‘21), hit a triple and got two runners batted in during the fifth inning, and on the following play stole home base.

Chasie Cordoves (’21), number 51, is one of three starting freshmen on Academy’s varsity softball team. Photo Credit: Sam Garateix/ Achona Online

Cordoves said,“I felt really good playing my first game for high school.”

Academy had a 5-0 lead for the first three innings, until Canterbury began to catch up.

Number 40, Alexis Alvarez (’18), started her first game in right field last Friday night. Photo Credit: Sam Garateix/ Achona Online

By the end of the game Academy had made an outstanding lead against the state championship title holders, Canterbury School of Florida in a pre-season game with a final score of 11-6.

“The future I see with this team is pretty far, but we have to put the effort in and work for what we want,” says Cordoves.

 

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