Softball swings into a victory

Team wins against Southwest


Halima Bigirindavyi

Senior Georgia Charpentier readies to throw in hopes of getting an out April 22. Softball will have its next game May 2 against Bloomington Jefferson.

As softball started its first game on the dirt, the team celebrated their first victory of the season with a score of 15-3. 

Senior Georgia Charpentier said the game was a good start to the season. 

“I think it went really well,” Charpentier said. “It went a lot better than our games last year.”

The team played against Southwest High School at Aquila Park, and Coach Chris Gabler said he felt the game went well and that the team had a strong start. 

“I thought it was awesome. They were focused and they were ready to play,” Gabler said. “(We) couldn’t have started it any better.”

Charpentier said she impacted the team by just being supportive and being positive. 

“I tried really hard to keep up the energy in the dugout and on the field, making sure we’re all high energy and talking the whole time instead of being quiet,” Charpentier said. 

As inclement weather has been an issue for the team, sophomore Olivia Grefe said that she was proud of the effort displayed. 

“We did good for our first game back, it was our first time playing on the dirt this season,” Grefe said. “I’m just cheering everyone on and supporting everyone.”

Gabler said he feels that he helps the players by being there for them, as well as making sure they keep their eye on the prize. 

“I always think players win the game. My real impact would be just to keep the girls focused. They go out and they get to play,” Gabler said.

Softball’s next game is at 4:30 p.m. on April 27th at Orono High School.