Softball Coach Reflects on What Team Can Do Better


Alex Estopare

Senior Lana Armsbury pitching at the Westside Vs. Columbus Softball game at Westside High School .

So far this season, Westside softball has won more games than they have lost. They have won some big games and ended up doing well in some big tournaments. However, Coach Eadus-Leapley wants more out of her team.

The biggest thing we’ve learned about our team is the lack of confidence and knowing how to win,” Eadus-Leapley said. “We’ve competed in some games had the opportunities to win and then fold. We are realizing how fragile our team is and how to build from that.”

With that being said, the young team can learn from coach Eadus-Leapley as she’s a coach who knows how to win on any level. She mentioned many of the improvements that could help the team improve their record. 

“We have to make the routine plays and make small adjustments up to bat,” Eadus-Leapley said. “But more importantly our team has to trust themselves and their teammates.”

When it comes down to winning and losing, you will definitely need leaders. One major positive about Westside softball is that they have many seniors on the team.

“We have different leaders every day,” Eadus-Leapley said. “There are young girls ready to step up and take the reigns and are leading by example. We also have upperclassman leading vocally and by experience. This is a good group of girls wanting to work and do well.”

The team will soon compete in districts and if they do well there it will lead to the state tournament. Eadus-Leapley has a lot of things she is liking about her team.

“I love our feistiness,” Eadus-Leapley said. “Our girls are so into it and I love the chants and cheers that our girls do it rattles some teams and it’s fun.”