Camp Lejeune, NC | February 28, 2019
Lejeune High School softball has big aspirations going into the spring season. Senior Natalia Gonzalez is optimistic about her team finding success within the Coastal 8 Conference.
“I would be happy to win the conference championship,” Gonzalez said. “I would be happy not just for the girls but for the team. We need something like that, and last year we won our first game in a long time. If we can win a handful of games and make the playoffs, it would be really cool. Lejeune High School is a small school, so with a sport like softball [winning would mean a lot].”
The Devil Pups went 1-17 last season, including 0-14 in the Coastal 8. They hope to change their fortunes in 2019 by working on the fundamentals.
“We are working on our basic skills like batting, bunting and having the right grip when throwing,” Gonzalez said. “I think this season we will be a lot stronger because we have a lot of girls that are really motivated. They are mostly new, which helps us.”
Shannon White is Lejeune High’s new softball coach for the 2019 season.