Girls softball team plays double-header against Carver


Sherkirra Bacote runs to first base after a successful hit (Photo: Tamika Addison, Patterson Press)

By Tamika  Addison

Patterson’s girls softball  team  played a double-header against Carver  and on Friday, April 19 , 2013. Patterson lost the first game by a score of 17-5 but won the second game by forfeit.

Some of the players from Patterson who made important plays on offense  included Renee Ober, Malerie Bracey and Tuesday McIntyre. Sherkirra Bacote did a beautiful job as catcher, catching the ball with an out behind the plate–an extraordinary play. Renee Ober, Patterson’s pitcher, struck the other team out on many occasions.

During the second game, a player from Carver’s team was ejected from the game for throwing a bat, leaving his team without enough players. As a result of this incident, Carver was forced to forfeit the game, granting an automatic victory to Patterson.

The softball team practices daily outside–some days use the pitching machine, some days scrimmaging against each other. The team practices skills and drills daily. The players got involved in softball for a variety of reasons, including exercise, teamwork, camaraderie and just to learn the game.

(Photos: Tamika Addison, Patterson Press)

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