Navarre’s softball team won only 10 games two years ago but has been a much different team the last two years. The Raiders have 15 wins in 2019 and 32 over the last two seasons.
“The biggest thing is their commitment,” Navarre head coach Kelly Hayes said. “They enjoy being out here. They make mistakes but work toward the next pitch. They don’t dwell on the mistakes.”
On a sun-splashed Friday afternoon, the Raiders are on the field practicing. They were hoping to play Tate, but the Aggies opted not to reschedule after rain washed out the game night before.
Their focus on this day is on the district tournament, which begins tonight against Milton. Still, the players had time to reflect on another successful regular season.
A slow start to the year was soon replaced by a run that encompassed several big wins, including a victory over county rival Milton in district play. The Raiders had lost four one-run games to the Panthers before that win.
“We finally got over the hump and beat Milton,” senior Emily Cannington said. “We want to go further than one game (in the district tournament).”
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