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One Body: Wesleyan Softball

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    The softball team celebrates a win at homeplate. Brian L. Morgan.
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    Gracie Taylor, Reece Holbrook, Jennifer Nolan, Savannah Sommer and Madison Kerpics share a moment together on the softball field. Brian L. Morgan.
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    The softball team gathers outside of the dug out for Senior Night. Brian L. Morgan.
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    Senior Jennifer Nolan makes a play on first base. Brian L. Morgan.
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    The Wesleyan softball team after their big win. Brian L. Morgan.

Ending the last softball season with a State Championship set the bar high for the 2018 season; however, the Wesleyan Softball season has gone above and beyond with their season so far.

The team kicked off the road to state with a Region Championship win for the sixth year in a row, and they are entering into the state tournament in the first seed. The Wolves defeated Landmark Christian School 7-2 and junior Madison Kerpics pitched the entire games, “while striking out 18 people to earn the win in the circle” (Gwinnett Prep Sports). “Our team really worked together to win the region game. Everyone played well and our ability to work together is what really helped us throughout that game and the season,” said senior Savannah Sommer. The win for the team was impressive, but what came with the win was even better. “After the game, we got new golden cleats as a deal with our coaches, which was almost as great as winning the game,” said senior Jennifer Nolan.

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Single A, but Double State Championship Appearances

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    Varsity girls’ softball team picture after winning the Class A state championship. Brian L Morgan.
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    Varsity boys team picture after placing fourth in the state championship. Chad McDaniel.

This season of sports has truly been one for the record books as many incredible and memorable events have transpired in the Wesleyan community. In two fall sports this season Wesleyan made a run for the state championship in the single A classification. Thanks to the hard work of the athletes and the leadership of their coaches, the Wolves have once again achieved excellence in the opening season of the school year.

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For starters, in Columbus, Georgia on Oct. 28, the Wesleyan softball team played in the class A state championship against Tattnall Square Academy. This match was a nail biter as both teams were exceptionally skilled and well prepared for their respective opponent. By the bottom of the eighth inning the score was 4-4 with Wesleyan freshman Reece Holbrook at bat, the tension was high as the wolves already had two outs. “I knew that I needed to go all out. It was all or nothing. I also knew that it would most likely be my last at bat as a freshman, so I wanted to make it good.”  With the final pitch Holbrook hit a walk off home run and claimed the championship victory for the Wolves.

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Varsity Softball Wraps Up a Successful Season

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    Varsity Softball Team
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    Sarah Adams at bat
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    Pitcher, Cassie Henning in her element

The Wesleyan varsity softball team had a successful season with a winning record of 21-9. With only one senior, the juniors led their team well in an incredible season. Keep Reading

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