Great Falls Central Softball Exceeding Expectations in First Yea - KFBB.com News, Sports and Weather

Great Falls Central Softball Exceeding Expectations in First Year

Posted: Updated:
This time a year ago, you would think you were crazy seeing a softball practice inside the gymnasium at Great Falls Central Catholic High School. But now the Mustangs are in the middle of their inaugural season and doing more than just holding their own.

"We’ve kind of exceeded our expectations," says head coach Eric Vincent. "We’ve had 13 games and we’ve won five. I consider that success thus far."

Even more impressive is the fact that the sport isn’t just new to the school. It’s new to some of the players.

"We have nine or ten people that have never played before," says Freshman Pitcher Hannah Vincent. "We’re learning how to connect with the other players. Learning how to pitch because we only have two pitchers."

The newbies are not without some guidance though. The few players that do have experience are helping to build the foundation.

  "We have to start from scratch at times," says coach Vincent. "Just basic fundamentals. And do Drills over and over again. We also have also look for the veterans to provide leadership to the younger girls."

" It takes time to learn it," says Sophomore First Basemen Hanna Tarum. "There’s lots of rules. It’s just something you’ll have to learn with time."

And there could be no better teacher than experience. The Mustangs have wins over class A and B teams, a list that includes  Havre, Dillon and cut bank. Several of their losses have been close contests. Coach Vincent wants to make one thing clear: this year is all about setting the tone for the years to come.

"Next year we’ll be running a Varsity program. We think we’ll be there to compete," says coach Vincent. "We’ve played a few of the teams we’ll see next year. We’ve done quite well against them. So we want to build a big program here. One that’s competitive and one that sustains."

 The city of Great Falls has two high schools that have claimed state softball championships. The Mustangs hope to make it three.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Mills Canyon burn out planned for Tuesday

    Mills Canyon burn out planned for Tuesday

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 12:58 PM EDT2014-07-15 16:58:49 GMT
    ENTIAT, Wash. - A burn out operation is planned for Tuesday morning in an effort to establish a secure line in the bottom of the canyon where the Mills Canyon Fire is burning. Burning material rolling downhill and igniting spot fires on the north side of Swakane Canyon have caused concerns and indicate a vulnerability to a fire escape and repeatedly expose firefighters to very steep terrain and rolling material.
    ENTIAT, Wash. - A burn out operation is planned for Tuesday morning in an effort to establish a secure line in the bottom of the canyon where the Mills Canyon Fire is burning. Burning material rolling downhill and igniting spot fires on the north side of Swakane Canyon have caused concerns and indicate a vulnerability to a fire escape and repeatedly expose firefighters to very steep terrain and rolling material.
  • Employment

    Positons available at our Great Falls, Helena, Billings, Bozeman, Missoula, Butte and Kaliispell stations.
    Positons available at our Great Falls, Helena, Billings, Bozeman, Missoula, Butte and Kaliispell stations.
  • UPDATE: Identity Released Of Body Found In Spokane River

    UPDATE: Identity Released Of Body Found In Spokane River

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-05-14 21:24:04 GMT
    NINE MILE FALLS, Wash. - The Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed the identity of the the male found in the river in Nine Mile Falls, WA on Monday, May 12th. The man has been identified as 51-year-old Michael Lloyd McCann. The cause of his death is still being investigated. As soon as we get more information, we will update this story.
    NINE MILE FALLS, Wash. - The Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed the identity of the the male found in the river in Nine Mile Falls, WA on Monday, May 12th. The man has been identified as 51-year-old Michael Lloyd McCann. The cause of his death is still being investigated. As soon as we get more information, we will update this story.
  • Accident Injures Four, But All Will Survive

    Accident Injures Four, But All Will Survive

    Two people had to be Mercy-Flighted to the hospital after a 2 car accident early Monday morning on I-15.
    Two people had to be Mercy-Flighted to the hospital after a 2 car accident early Monday morning on I-15.
  • Overall well-being of Montana children declining

    Overall well-being of Montana children declining

    A new report shows the overall well-being of children in Montana has slipped since 2013 compared to other states.
    A new report shows the overall well-being of children in Montana has slipped since 2013 compared to other states.
Powered by WorldNow

Sports

  • Sports
  • Community

  • Community
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Max Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.