This year the softball team finished with a record of 1-17. “Our league is very tough, and a lot of the girls are great pitchers,” said Coach Megan Tyson.
The girls weren’t getting along very well at the start, according to Tyson, but then the coaches got everyone to spend time together and work together.
The weather did not cooperate with them either. “The field started out as a puddle,” said Tyson.
Although their record was not the best, Coach Tyson is still very happy with the team. “I’m most proud of the fact that throughout everything this season, they have never given up,” Tyson said.
Seniors Keisha Martinez, Kira Fossbenner, Paige Taylor, Riley Warner, Lindsey Teal, and Taylor Dewees will be leaving this year.
“It was a rough season, we didn’t win as many games as we expected, but we never quit as a team,” said Paige Taylor. Next year she’ll be attending York College and has her mind set on playing field hockey, and continuing softball.
“It was a fun and good season,” Riley Warner said. “We played as a team and tried our best.”
The team worked off the field as well, pulling their efforts together for charity.
On Sunday, April 27, the varsity softball team raised $1,237 during a carwash with the softball team from Red Lion’s rivals, Dallastown. Red Lion gave their money to a boy named Trey, and Dallastown gave their money to Breast Cancer Foundation.