Girls softball looks to improve midway through season

May 11, 2018

With a new coach and a youthful roster, the Wareham girls softball team hopes to hit its stride midway through the season.

“Our bats are taking some time to heat up,” said Coach Nicki Henrique. “But we’re staying positive, the girls are making fewer mistakes and we’re keeping our heads high.”

Halfway through the season, the team is 2-6. But it has yet to play several teams in its division. Henrique said wins against division rivals would send the team into the playoffs.

Henrique took over for previous coach Janine Goulet this year. This season, the team started accepting eighth grade students and four are playing. There are no juniors and just a handful of seniors, including captains Gabby Lefrancois and Kendall Baptiste, a catcher and pitcher, respectively.

Both have played for the last four years. This year, the focus has been on getting the younger players up to speed, they said.

“There have been a lot of mental mistakes, it’s about getting teammates to focus,” said Baptiste.

They agreed there has been lots of progress, however.

“We are getting better as the season goes on,” said Lefrancois. “We’ve gotten more consistent this year and the program has gotten better and better every year since I joined the team.”