When the West Hancock High School softball team began their season, captains Riley Hiscocks and Maddie Eisenman said the team needed to stay positive and confident and keep working together this year.
Juniors Hiscocks, catcher, and Eisenman, pitcher and shortstop, agreed the team;s goal is to simply win some games.
“Play together, work on our skills in our games, and one thing we’ve been struggling with is timely hits, like we’ll leave bases loaded,” Hiscocks said.
Hiscocks said her individual goals are to reduce the number of passed balls and throw out to second, and Eisenman said her goal is to get more strikeouts and walks and improve her batting average from last year.
Hiscocks said, so far, the team is doing better than last year with a bunch of little improvements, including hitting and attitudes.
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“It doesn’t always show in our record, but it’s already better than last year, I feel like,” she said.
The team attitude last year tended to get down quickly if something bad happened, she said and it would “kill the whole mood.”
“But we’re getting better,” Hiscocks said. “If somebody overthrows, just pick them up and we’re going to work on it next time, and we’re going to make the throw next time.”
Eisenman said the most important thing for the team this year is to stay confident and not get down on themselves if an error occurs on field.