Girls' softball ends in tragedyMonday, June 01, 2009 By Kelsey Sievers
Sadly the girls’ softball season ended last week as the Warhawks lost 3-2 against West Allis Hale. The team was ranked second entering regionals. Although Hale was ranked 7 th , they played the game well. “They just had a few good hits and we couldn’t come back,” explained pitcher Jami Kessenich. “We had a really good season,” commented Kessenich. “We really bonded quickly as a team, and that helped us win games.” Having lost nine seniors last year, including seven starters, many people were skeptical that the girls would have a successful season. “People weren’t expecting us to do well this year,” says Kessenich. However, the girls proved them wrong and came out with the best start in school history, winning their first seven games. Although the team had a rocky end to the season, shattering their undefeated conference title in the last few games against the Pius IX and Catholic Memorial, the girls still pulled through to win conference. It is the first time in the Arrowhead’s history that the softball team has won the conference title two years in a row. All in all, the team held a 15-10 record, and went 12-2 in conference. “We worked hard and had good season,” Kessenich repeated. “It just ended tragically.” “A lot of the younger girls stepped it up to help us be as successful as we were,” Kessenich said. Starting underclassmen in the field include Callyn Woldt, Jordy Brengosz, and Megan Ritzert. “They really had a strong impact on the team,” added pitcher Elissa Christine. As the end of the year approaches, eight seniors will be graduating, including the team’s three pitchers. Coach Martin is not worried, though; promises of fresh freshman talent hold hopes high. Possible transfer Delaney is an incoming freshman from the Oconomowoc school district. With her and twelve returners, “the team is expected to be successful next year,” says Kessenich.