Rock Bridge seniors lead way to softball districts

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 | 11:09 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — The Rock Bridge softball team has plenty of leadership and experience. Of the 19 players on the team, nine of them are seniors.

This has led the Bruins to a 20-3 record this season.

The expectations for the team are high for the remainder of the season. Senior pitcher Bre Logan believes the number of seniors makes a big difference on the team but has also praised the underclassmen.

“We have been working on trying to come together as a team a lot, and I think that really helps,” Logan said. “We are good at picking each other up and stuff, which is awesome. We have good girls leading us, but we also have a lot of juniors stepping up, too. Just our team chemistry is what I think motivates us in games.”

Logan has been a main leader of the team. In the Capital City Invitational Tournament on Sept. 13 and 14, Logan recorded 11 strikeouts with no earned runs in a 2-1 victory over Oakville.

Another senior who has had a positive effect on the team is Conner Logsdon. She takes pride in aiding the younger members of the team.

"Helping the underclassmen along and being there for them when they need it, picking everyone else up when they’re down,” Logsdon said when asked what duties come with being a senior.

After earning the No. 1 seed in the district, Rock Bridge is scheduled to play its first district game against Battle at 5 p.m. Thursday in Sedalia.

Supervising editor is Erik Hall.

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