Varsity softball defeats Ida High School


Jaylynn Struth

Senior Samantha Spicer catches the ball during the game. Monroe defeated Ida High School in both games of the double header.

Mandy Petkovich, Reporter

On May 20, the varsity girls’ softball team faced Ida High School in a double header and won both games. It was also senior night causing emotions to run high in this nail-biting match.

The game started out slowly for both teams. But during the fifth and sixth innings, the Trojans picked up the speed bringing the score up to 13-3.

The game ended early after the sixth inning due to the mercy rule. This brought energy back to the team after losing a winning streak on May 16 after winning 20 games in a row.

Sophomore varsity pitcher Hailey Schink said she thinks attitude is a huge part of the game.

“Coach Davis helps me through my rough spots and I just keep a positive mindset,” Schink said.

Senior night commemorated seniors Hailey Frank, Samantha Spicer, and Erica Everson who have all been on the varsity team since freshman year.

James Davis has coached varsity for seven years, four of them with these outbound seniors on the team. He said he hopes they use the lessons they have learned from the sport as they move forward in their lives.

“Remember the principles we work on in sports weather it’s working with other people, staying positive, and persevering through hard times,” Davis said.

Frank said the suspense of senior night has been building.

“I’ve been waiting for four years and while it’s bittersweet, I’m ready to move on with the rest of my life,” Frank said.