Softball wins three games in one day

Park beats Washburn, Kennedy, Richfield

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Softball wins three games in one day

Junior Maddy Schmitz takes a swing during the varsity softball game against Richfield during the top of the second April 28. Park won 3-1.

Junior Maddy Schmitz takes a swing during the varsity softball game against Richfield during the top of the second April 28. Park won 3-1.

Emma Kempf

Junior Maddy Schmitz takes a swing during the varsity softball game against Richfield during the top of the second April 28. Park won 3-1.

Emma Kempf

Emma Kempf

Junior Maddy Schmitz takes a swing during the varsity softball game against Richfield during the top of the second April 28. Park won 3-1.

Abby Intveld

At the bottom of the eighth inning of their final game on April 28, junior Savannah Romero said tensions were high as the team fought to maintain its two-point lead.

“It was stressful, but we kept pushing ourselves more and more because losing was not an option. Richfield is a team we needed to beat to help our record,” Romero said.

Park varsity softball beat Richfield 3-1 during its game on Saturday April 28. Previously in the day, Park won 8-4 against Minneapolis Washburn and won 3-2 against Bloomington Kennedy, according to MN Softball Hub.

Coach Trent Seaman said the team made him proud because they bounced back after two losses to Chanhassen the previous day.

“We had a long night with Chanhassen, who’s one of the best teams in the state and we lost to them,” Seaman said. “So to come here less than 12 hours after we lost to them yesterday and play well in three games in a row today is great. The girls really gritted it out.”

Romero said the team’s takeaway from the three wins is no team should be taken lightly — no matter its standings.  

“We knew we had easier teams today so we played a little easier, but we kind of got in our heads and started messing up and having tight games when we didn’t need to,” Romero said. “We learned that all teams should be treated the same.”

Senior captain Annabelle Schutte said despite not playing to the best of their ability, she thinks they will have a triumphant season.

“We’re a good team. We can do really well in (our) conference and really well in sections and hopefully go to State,” Schutte said. “If we work hard and keep practicing, we’ll get there.”

According to Seaman, the team’s overall record is 4-2-0 and he said he is confident in their ability to continue succeeding.

“Whatever happens down the road depends on how they play,” Seaman said. “As long as they stay healthy and keep competing like they did these past 48 hours, we’re going to be really tough to beat.”

The varsity softball team will have its next game against Wayzata at 4:30 p.m. April 30 at Wayzata High School.

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