CHS softball continues with a recent addition to athletics: slow-pitch softball

By: Madison Bowden

After the 2020-2021 fastpitch softball season, the slowpitch softball season opened up with tryouts on February 22. The sport is a recent addition to CHS’s athletics. Their first season was 4 years ago. Unfortunately last year’s season got cut short due to COVID-19.

Slowpitch softball is very similar to fastpitch softball. One of the major differences between the two is how the ball is thrown to the batter. In fastpitch, the pitch is thrown by the pitcher at a faster speed and it is generally very flat. In slowpitch, the pitcher stands farther away from the batter and throws the ball with an arc.

Photo credit: Jeremy Bowden

Tonya Carlisle is the head coach of the Warrior’s Slow Pitch team. When she was asked “What are your favorite season highlights so far,” she responded:

My favorite thing about the season has been watching the players have so much fun!

Tonya Carlisle

Coach Carlisle is also the head coach of CHS Fastpitch softball, and when she was asked “What do you like about slowpitch compared to faspitch,” her response was:

I like that the players get to come okay with the game without all the pressure that comes along with the fastpitch game. They are able to play loose in slowpitch. My hope is the players will see that and take it with them and play loose when they get back on the diamond to play fastpitch.

Tonya Carlisle

Kenleigh Spence is a sophomore at CHS. She plays outfield and third base on the slow pitch team, and when she was asked “What are your favorite season highlights so far,” she added:

Bonding with the girls and having fun.

Kenleigh Spence

When Kenleigh was asked “What do you like about slowpitch compared to fastpitch,” she responded with:

It isn’t as serious but it is still fun.

Kenleigh Spence

Pre-game selfies! Photo credit: Chloe Manders and Lexi Bowen.

Game schedule:

  • March 1 @ Woodstock HS, 5:30pm
  • March 3 @ Home vs Creekview HS, 5:30pm
  • March 8 @ Sequoyah HS, 5:30pm
  • March 11 @ Home vs Etowah HS, 5:30pm
  • March 24 @ Twin Creeks, Woodstock, TBA
  • March 31 @ Kennesaw Mtn, 5:30pm
  • April 14 or 15 Sectionals @ Twin Creeks, Woodstock
  • April 21 and 22 Elite Eight @ Twin Creeks, Woodstock

All games are doubleheaders.

Come out and support your fellow Warriors before their season ends late April!

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