Papermakers finish as one of the top eight teams in the state
Loving the game
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
As the Camas softball players celebrated at home plate after Mikaela Searight tied the score with Liberty on a 2-run home run, they rediscovered their love for the game.
"After going 0-for in the first two games, I told myself, 'I'm done failing. I'm going to help my team now,' " Searight said. "That swing felt so effortless. Every time I hit the ball well, it's when I relax. I felt great because I finally didn't let my teammates down."
Somewhere between the white lines and the mounting pressure of the state tournament, the Papermakers lost their edge. Camas rallied to beat Bainbridge 2-1 on a 2-run triple by Sarah Nidick in the sixth inning, but tightened up in the first few innings against defending state champion Juanita Friday, at the Regional Athletic Complex in Lacey.