After dropping their season opener to Lindbergh by a single run, the Highline Pirates girls varsity softball team has ripped off eight consecutive victories, establishing themselves as a force in the league.

The early loss to Lindbergh (5-6 on March 15) served as a wake-up call for the Pirates, a young squad boasting only five returning varsity players.

However, under the guidance of head coach Sarah Calderon and co-captains Mar Ramirez and Ashley Castro, the team quickly developed a strong chemistry.

The turning point for Highline came on March 27, when they defeated league rival Sammamish 14-6 in a lightning-delayed contest. The victory held extra significance, as Sammamish had dominated the league for the past two seasons, losing just one game and besting Highline in both championship appearances (2022 & 2023).

“I speak for the whole team when I say it was an emotional win, and we were so proud of ourselves for finally coming out on top against a team we have always held so much respect for,” Sheridan Hammons told The B-Town Blog.

The Pirates currently sit atop the standings and look to extend their win streak to nine when they face Foster on Wednesday.

Their success can be attributed to a blend of youthful energy and veteran leadership, a combination that has propelled them to the top of the league.

“The main reason this season has been so amazing is that we are a young team, with only 5 veterans on varsity with 7 underclassmen,” Hammons said. “It’s always so hard trying to create chemistry when new talent comes into a program. Our head coach, Sarah Calderon has done an amazing job, along with my Co-captains Mar Ramirez and Ashley Castro, to connect us all and lead us through this victorious season.”

Fan Appreciation Night is Wednesday, April 24

The team is inviting the public to help celebrate and be celebrated at a Fan Appreciation Night game at Moshier Field this Wednesday, April 24, 2024, starting at 3:30 p.m.

Event Details:

  • WHO: Highline High School Varsity Softball vs. Foster High School Varsity Softball
  • WHAT: Fan Appreciation Night!
  • WHEN: Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 3:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: Moshier Park Field #1 (map below).

Link to Schedule:

Handle for HHS Instagram page: @highlinesoftball

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