OM Varsity Softball: Reflecting after a hard season


By: Divine Amayo

     After eighteen games, the Oakland Mills High softball regular season came to an end on May 9, with a final record of two wins and fifteen losses. The biggest win for the Varsity team was against Annapolis High School with a score of 20-1 . Their biggest loss was against Glenelg High School with a score of 16-0.
    The team has had an eventful season, with their toughest challenge according to their head coach—Coach Yarn—coming from themselves:“We were our toughest challenge, we had to overcome fear, overcome our fear of being ridiculed.”
     The Varsity’s closest match was against the Atholton Raiders on April 29. The match was fierce, but unfortunately the Raiders came out on top. Varsity tennis player Bilal Rashid who watched the game said, “the game was exciting to watch, and even though I had no idea what the rules were it was still fun to watch.” Fellow tennis player Ryan Preston agreed with Bilal but imparted that one of the best part of the game were the OM supporters: “They were loud and proud, and I loved every part of it.”
    Despite their record, Coach Yarn does not see this season as a failure, “Our goal was to improve, and that is exactly what we did, when we started we had girls who were terrified of the ball. When the ball would hit them they’d pull up and cry ‘owie’, now if the ball hits them they’ll pull up and throw the ball to get an out.”
    The Varsity softball team had a lot of great moments. Looking back on the season Junior Zoe Smith reminisced about one particular game saying,“One of our greatest moments was when we played against Annapolis, we all worked together and it was one of our best games of the season.”
    Their last game was on May 9 against the Centennial Eagles. The match ended, with a score of 10-7.
    Three days after their game with Centennial to end their regular season the varsity softball girls headed to sectionals, and their goal was simple: To bring their A game, and to play the best they could.
    The Scorpions played South Carroll in sectionals but unfortunately the match went to South Carroll with a score of 16-1, thus ending this year’s softball season.  Coach Yarn is still hopeful about next year. “Next year we will be looking to improve, and hopefully more girls will come out to play.”

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