The Chapin High School softball team has the look of a legitimate contender in 2019. The Huskies have cruised to the Regional Quarterfinals where they will meet Aledo on Friday in Odessa.
Chapin vs Aledo
Friday @ 7 in Odessa
One game series @Fchavezeptimes @ChapinVolleyba1 @915FASTPITCH @CHSLadyHuskies @ChapinHuskiesFB @AndyMorganTV @RomanoCBS4 @PatrickKFOX14 @ColinDeaverTV @WilHerrenKVIA pic.twitter.com/19ETrCFN22 — lady huskies softball 🥎 (@SoftballHuskies) May 5, 2019
Chapin advanced to the Regional Finals in 2017 and the Huskies are using that playoff experience in their run this season.
“A lot of these kids have been further in the playoffs like this before, so they have the experience,” said head coach Kevin Mills. “We have a lot of new girls, but the older girls have really stepped up and put the other ones on their back and led them through this.”
On that same note, the Huskies have experience with early exits from the playoffs. Chapin was bounced from the playoffs in the Area Round last season.
“I really think the ones that were there last year really fed off of that and knew we could do better,” said senior pitcher Kristin Fifield. “We want to be better.”
First pitch from Ratliff Softball Complex is at 6 p.m. MDT on Friday.