The weather was clear, and everyone was in good health for this special game. Wellsville had won the coin toss and would be playing as the home team, an “Ah, shoot!” came from Coach Scheer after this news. The girls wished Wellsville luck, and the Shamrocks took the field.
When Coach Scheer talked about the first two innings of the game, he said, “They truly just hit the ball; it was all a matter of luck...they hit it in places where we weren't.” That is how the game seemed to play out. Wellsville got some great hits, and the Shamrocks just kept trying. Alison Long observed, “We kept holding them in every inning, and it seemed as if everything could change if we just had more time.” The seven innings passed, and the Shamrocks left the game with a score of 8-3 while the Tigers gained a win at Districts.
Afterwards, all the girls huddled in a circle, and as many of them shared tears, Coach Scheer and Assistant Coach, Bob Bratcher, said their goodbyes to the senior girls and reminisced. At the end there was a silly string fight, and then everyone rushed to get back onto the buses. The Shamrocks have ended their softball season until next fall. -by Tenille Duessler