Softball gets statement win over Cannon Mac


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Girls softball defeated Steel Valley 6-5.

Paul Kercher and Jacob Staley

After a lopsided loss to Canon-McMillan on Tuesday, the softball team bounced right back and earned a big win on Wednesday over their rivals.

The Highlanders had been beaten 18-0 on Tuesday, but earned a statement win on Wednesday, 3-2. 

“We kept great composure after that Tuesday game and battled back from it and won the next day,” senior Beatrice Cook said. “We went into our second game with nothing to lose but giving them a battle. This said a lot about our team as it showed we won’t go down without a fight.” 

Sophomore Grace Schumacher said the team kept a positive mindset.

“We came back with a much better attitude after our first game,” Schumacher said. “We kept our energy high the whole game by cheering for each other the whole time and not letting anyone get down on themselves.”

Grace Schumacher played a big role in Wednesday’s game, getting a few hits, with one of them scoring a run. Her sister, freshman Anna Schumacher, got a double that knocked in two runs.

“We have so much confidence from these two games right now and we are hopeful to carry it for the rest of the season,” Grace Schumacher said.