High school softball

Camden Hills jayvees experience 2-8 season

By Staff | Jun 26, 2012

Rockport — The Camden Hills Regional High School junior varsity softball team had a tough season record-wise, but many of the players appear poised to take the next step to the varsity ranks next year.

The Windjammers sported a 2-8 record on the campaign, with their two victories coming against Waterville and Morse of Bath.

Team members included Allie McDonald, Jordan Stephens, Annie Young, Lauren Mitchell, Paige Morgridge, Maddie Karod, Allison Warren, Morgan Beimaster, Breanna Edgecomb, Sydney Frietag, Makayla Maxwell, Caylin Henning, Molly Turner-Watts, Violet Bemis, Marissa Libby and Hannah Bode.

Second-year coach Dwight Collins called the season "interesting" given the fact that half the programs in the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B division did not have junior varsity programs, which left the Windjammers struggling, at times, to get games.

"It was feast or famine with us when we were on," he said. "We played very well even in some lopsided losses it came down to a matter of just having a bad inning here and there."

Collins said the team "improved greatly through the season in all aspects of the game" and had a strong knowledge for the sport, which, unfortunately for the 'Jammers, did not translate into many victories.

"In the end, success was not based on the record but the ability of the players to improve day in and day out, which they did," the coach said.

Courier Publications sports staff can be reached by phone at 207-594-4401 or by email at sports@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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