By: Lucas Smith
“There’s no place like home.” Most people connect this saying with the popular 1930’s movie, “The Wizard of Oz.” However, the saying can be applied to the modified all-American sport. The softball team has dominated throughout their 2018 season. Under the guidance of head coach Ken Swisher and assistant coaches Ray Swisher and Dana Hager, the team’s record for the season is 6-5 as of April 13.
The team began their season with a great opener. They played Parkersburg, who is also in the same sectional. In fact, many players on the team agreed that the game was the best.
“Our best game as a team this season was probably our season opener with Parkersburg. Winning the opening game against one of our sectional opponents put us off to a great start with confidence,” said senior Lexi Miller.
“We all worked well together and played as a team to achieve that win,” said senior Katie Sinclair.
The team was able to start their season with a really positive attitude. That attitude has helped them get through the season because many of their games have been canceled.
“We have gotten a lot of games canceled on us due to weather, and it hasn’t helped us in any way. We hope to change that around,” said Sinclair.
Compared to previous seasons, this season has been dedicated to improving team skills.
“Last year a lot of seniors graduated. We are inexperienced in some places, but I think we are definitely getting better,” said junior Jaelyn Hunt.
Seniors on the team this season are Miller, Sinclair, and Paige Swisher. Miller plays center, Sinclair plays outfield, and Swisher plays shortstop. The seniors make up a small percentage of the team itself, but their leadership and love for the game contributes to the team's success.
There are no sectional games scheduled at this point because regular season is still taking place. There are around 10 games left for the Lady Vikes. The next home game is April 18 at 5:30 against Capital. Come out and support the Lady Vikes!