Milaca’s softball team season came to an end after 10-1 loss to Royalton in their section opener, but made great strides over the course of the season.
Head coach Emily McEwan was pleased with how the season played out. “Overall, I think we had a really great season.” she said. “Record wise we won 5 more games this season than last and that is an accomplishment but more importantly, we had a lot of fun and saw some big improvements individually in players.”
After a rocky start to the season, Milaca was able to gain some footing thanks in part to senior Kenna Eng who was the main pitcher on the mound for the Wolves.
“She worked very hard to improve her confidence, poise on the mound, and skill, which led our team to a lot of success.” stated McEwan.
Throughout the season several players made strides into becoming contributors at the varsity with Cheyanna Edel’s progress leading the way. Edel was able to increase her batting average from last season of .091 to .359 this season.
Senior pitcher Tori McGraw, played for Milaca a few years ago, who was unable to last season due to some health issues. This season she fought through to play her senior season. “She is someone I look up to for going after her goals and not letting anything stand in her way.” said McEwan of McGraw
Next season for Milaca will be one with many new faces, with the Wolves’ losing five seniors to graduation.
The Wolves will be looking to improve on this season’s positives and move higher in the standings.