Recharging the batteries

Published 9:36 pm Wednesday, March 10, 2010

With 10 games in the books, the Charles Henderson varsity softball team is looking to regroup and learn from mistakes to prepare for the rest of it season.

After this past weekend’s Trojan Classic Tournament, which was held at the Troy Sportsplex, the Trojans had record of 3-7, going 1-2 in the tournament.

“I gave the team the week off,” head coach Chad Lapp said.

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“I told them (after the tournament) that we did some good things and to have fun and spend time with their families.”

But even though the team may not have played as many games as it had hoped, the coach said a lot of good came out of the tournament.

“We developed another power hitter in Courtney (Wood). Plus our bats seemed to come alive at home, especially in the bottom part of the lineup – which was something we were hoping for,” Lapp said.

The coach also said the team developed another important part of its game – the ability to battle back.

“(Last weekend) was a pretty good boost for our confidence,” he said.

“We were trailing in the game against Citronelle, but instead of giving up, we kept fighting. Doing things like that is important.

“No matter what the score may be, we know we have a shot to win the game,” the coach added.

While the offense is picking up, it’s the other side of the ball that still needs a bit of improvement.

“We still need to develop our pitching a little bit,” Lapp said. “The balls are really not as crisp as they should be.”

“I like who have on the mound though and I think as the season goes on they are going to continue to get better,” he added.

The Trojans will take the field again on Tuesday, March 16 against in-county foe Goshen on the road.