The SPSCC Clipper women’s softball team went to the Medford Valley Invitational tournament Oct. 12 and 13.
“We really used the tournament as a form of tryouts for our players. We were able to move players around and see where they excelled,” said Shannon Stine, coach, “Our players are incredibly versatile and athletic.”
The tournament was also an opportunity for the Clippers to bond as a team, having been the first time the girls have played together this year, said Stine.
“Us coaches were able to connect with several teams regarding potential recruits for the upcoming seasons,” she said.
One of four community colleges in the tournament, SPSCC has a 1-4 record.
“I think our team needs to work on our defense just a little bit and being able to communicate — being able to stay upbeat and positive — because, as soon as we stop communicating with each other, we start to make little mistakes,” said Jordanne Krumpols, catcher.
“The goals for the team this year are within reach. Making the top four in our league and making it to the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges is something we strive for,” said Krumpols.
This year’s team adds pitcher Liz Smith, outfielders Rebecca Clayton and Diessa Legaspi, and shortstop Jamie Bingham.
“This was our first time playing, and the Clippers performed strong,” said Stine, “They certainly beat my expectations.”
With the addition of four freshmen, “we are blessed with power hitters and a lot of speed. We are looking forward to many successes and letting everyone know who the Clippers are,” she said.
The Clippers played their last two games of the season Oct. 19 against Clark Community College. SPSCC won the first game 11-2 and lost the second 5-9.
Anyone interested in playing for the spring season should contact Shannon Stine at email@example.com.