The sound of a softball bouncing across the gymnasium floor is followed by a hard smack into the gloves of the catcher––these are the sounds of the Caroline High School varsity softball program practicing.
Softball season is in full swing and Caroline head coach Greg Trainum is optimistic about the season and sees it as one of building.
“We’re really young,” Trainum said. “At our first scrimmage game, six out of the nine girls had never played varsity before, so it’s a work in progress.”
Trainum has utilized the practices, as well as the scrimmages against Rappahannock and Brooke Point, to observe his young team in competition and to point out the strengths and weaknesses of this unit.
Assisting Trainum in his mission is varsity assistant coach Dena Kappler and junior varsity head coach Jasmine Blackwell.
“Right now, we’re just trying to get everyone to mesh as one,” Trainum said
The Lady Cavs plan to build upon a mixed 2015-2016 season.
Caroline has a roster that includes four seniors and two juniors.
Kayleigh Buchanan, Cierra Copper, Aaisha Gouveia and Sydnei Robinson enter their final season as Cavaliers.
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