Huskies pick up first wins of season, sweep St. James

The varsity softball team swept the St. James Thunder, 10-2 and 2-1.


Grace Davis

Senior Olivia Shin tags a runner in the varsity softball game against Mill Valley.

Jonny Isaacson, Sports Editor

After a nail biting defeat two days prior, the Huskies were intent on coming out of the gate hot. In the first game of the doubleheader, the Huskies would take an eight run lead into the sixth inning, 10-2.

The lead would end up carrying them to the end of the game giving the Huskies their first win of the season. Searching for her first win of the season, senior Olivia Shin was able to start the game 3-3 helping her team jump out to an early advantage.

“I was really excited because our energy was really good, which just gave everyone momentum both on the field and at the plate so I was just amped,” Shin said.

After losing their first seven games, head coach Kim White said it felt good to get their first win.

“It feels really good because we’ve been really close a couple of times and these girls just keep fighting,” White said. “We’ve been seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and tonight we kind of broke through the darkness because they haven’t quit,” White said.

The second game for the Huskies managed to be a closer game which saw the team prevail over the Thunder, 2-1, even though St. James did have a couple of chances to tie the game. White said the teams experience in close games was the deciding factor in preventing the Thunder from scoring.

“We’ve been in several of those situations all season, so when you’ve been in several situations you know what to do so I think tonight some of those scenarios paid off because they were not hesitant to make plays,” White said.

With runners on third looking to score, Shin said the team’s defense was able to secure the win for them.

“We were able to maintain our composure because we had really tough [defense] which was super helpful because in a lot of our other games our defense hasn’t been as clean as it was tonight,” Shin said.

After starting the season off slow, White said picking up the wins was important for the players, but that none of it would have been possible without the work of the grounds crew to get the field in playing shape after the rain the day before.

With the wins, the Huskies record moves to 2-7.