Girls softball wins share of section for fifth straight season


Austin Bechtold

Senior Addie Tagg has won a section title all four years at Baldwin.

Austin Bechtold, Staff Writer

Not everything is automatic, but for the girls softball team, winning section titles has become just that.

The Highlanders defeated Brashear on Wednesday to claim a share of the title for the fifth straight season.

Senior Addie Tagg said she takes pride in the accomplishment.

“I’m really proud of everyone on the team,” Tagg said. “We worked really hard to achieve this and I hope the future teams can keep it going. Five titles and still alive!”

Junior Cassie Carlson shared Tagg’s excitement.

“Everyone was so excited and happy,” Carlson said. “The younger players and JV also got to contribute to the win, so it was a great feeling for everyone.”

The team is looking forward to the upcoming playoffs in hopes of a deep run. The Highlanders will face Hempfield at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Gateway in their first playoff game.

“It’s super exciting to be honest,” Tagg said. “It’s exhilarating year after year in that final game knowing we won. I’m glad we could pull it out this year.”

Carlson credits the team’s youth for continued success.

“It feels great that we were able to come back with a new team with people in different positions to be able to reach our goal,” Carlson said.

Tagg, who has won section all four of her years at Baldwin, is proud to leave her mark on the program after four successful years.

“I’m happy that I can leave something for the next players to remember,” Tagg said. “I know that I can come back and see the four years I was here on the banner.”