Lady Chiefs fight for district
Published 8:19 am Wednesday, February 17, 2010
By By Chandler Myers
Northview’s Lady Chiefs softball team is focused on making it to the playoffs this season, but questions and objectives must be answered in order for that to happen.
The Lady Chiefs will field an experienced team with a young ace prepared to take the mound.
Lady Chiefs Head Coach Sammy Day said practice has been going well although the weather has been a factor.
With temperatures low, Day said he was forced to cancel his team’s first game last week.
With the cancellation, the Lady Chiefs first game was moved to yesterday against the Escambia County Lady Blue Devils.
Strengths are easy to find for the Lady Chiefs with experience all over the field.
Day said he has found positives on offense and defense.
The suprising thing about the Lady Chiefs’ pitchers is the ace is the only freshman on the team.
Aside from the strengths, there are two underlying weaknesses.
Day said his team is not going to be speedy on the basepaths. He added there is still one question mark about positions.
Going into the season, the Lady Chiefs have several goals they would like to accomplish, but they must achieve their main goal before looking ahead.
Day said he wants his team to just win more than they lose.
Getting the top seed in the district tournament would be a strong achivement for the team.
Day said if the Lady Chiefs can win the district championship then they could compete well in the state playoffs.
Winning the district will be a test though. The Lady Chiefs are in a tough district with Baker, Jay, Ponce De Leon, Freeport and Pensacola Christian Academy.
Day said Baker looks to be the favorite heading into the season.
See Saturday’s edition of the Advance for results of Tuesday’s game against Escambia County High School.