By Kiana East
Pushing through this 2014 season of softball, Viera High School has a record of 6-4. Although this has not been their best record, they are improving daily and working hard to meet their goal of winning, first, the Cape Coast Conference, and then districts. Every day after school, the girls practice to get better to beat some of Viera’s biggest rivals.
With a great start to the season, Viera High beat Sebastian River High School 12-0. Kicking off the season right, the girls pushed their way through the next few games pulling out some wins. Captain Kate Callinan, says, “This season is like no other, we’ve all got each others back.” One of our biggest softball rivals is Rockledge High. Luckily, the girls beat them 7-1.
Coach Dale Pierce, says, “Our girls have talent that I’ve never seen before and with more practice, we could make this season one of our best.” Losing two important seniors last year was tough but with new girls cycling in each year, Viera High softball stays successful. Run-ruling Bayside and Satellite in the same week, the Viera Hawks softball team made a comeback. Delaney Goff, junior, hit a one run home run against Satellite High.
Graduated ex-softball player for Viera High, Ana Breeden, is now beginning to coach the softball team to improve the pitching and hitting of the team. Freshman Haley Hinz, says, “Ana coming out here has been a huge help and has tremendously improved our hitting lately.” The softball team has come together well this season and continues to push through this season pulling out wins. “Although I couldn’t come out this season now that I’m in college, it has been great so far coaching them,” said Viera alumni, Ana Breeden.
“Moving forward in the season, things sounds go smoothly,” states Coach Bill. With a record of 6-4, the girls are more determined than ever to make it better.