Over Spring Break, the Wilkes University softball team took a 12 hour bus trip down to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where they began their spring training. While in Myrtle Beach, the softball team went 4-4 and grew closer together as a team.
Almost all of the games that the girls played were done at 2 o’clock, so after they worked up a sweat on the diamond, they were able to soak up some sun and enjoy themselves by doing things like going to the beach, doing team bonding activities in their hotel rooms, and going to team dinners.
All these activities brought the girls closer together as a result and will look to use their closeness and togetherness as a team to their advantage this season.
By going down to Myrtle Beach, the girls were able to have fun while playing the sport they love. “The weather was pretty nice so that was a plus and we played pretty well. We could have done better, but we went .500 overall so we can’t really complain, and we got along as a team so overall it was pretty good,” said Freshman shortstop Grace Sanzalone.
While they were down in South Carolina, they were able to face some pretty tough competition, including a Division II school. The Lady Colonels seem eager and ready to start the season as they just ended having to wake up for 6AM and 7 AM workouts and currently practice every day at 4, waiting for the weather to get warmer so they can start practicing outside.
Their opening game was supposed to be at King’s College but was postponed so their opening game will now be home against Suny Canton on March 20th at 5:30PM as the Lady Colonels will look to make some noise in the MAC this year.
Sanzalone also added, “I think our outlook is really good, the team meshes well together and we have really good players so if we practice hard and play as a team we will do well.”