Another year, another strong start for the Bellevue College softball team. The team has started off in the right direction with a record of 24-2 overall, and undefeated with a record of 14-0 in league play. They are currently ranked first in their division, and ranked third overall in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges league. They have had a strong season so far but they are looking to keep this level of play until their season is over.
Head Coach Leah Francis is impressed with her team’s level of play, “The team as a whole has been playing well.” There are some emerging stars on the team that have lead this red hot team. Some of these players include pitchers like Freshmen Brielle Bray who has a record of 11-3 and Freshmen Hannah Sauget with a record of 13-1 so far this season. Another star is returning All-American outfielder Autumn Isaacson who is currently in the top five in NWAACC’s batting average standings and leads the NWAACC in stolen bases. The whole team is performing exceptionally well so far in league play due to the leadership from the players and their coach.
The team has high hopes for the rest of the season and is in good position to achieve the best: “Being undefeated after the first round of North Region/League play is a highlight to this point. However, our goals remain to be to win the North Region title and bring home an NWAACC Championship trophy,” said Francis. The team though does have things that they are working on to improve, “Overall, the team just needs to work on making small adjustments both offensively and defensively and continue to work hard and stay focused as we go into the last few weeks of season.” The season is coming into a close, and the team is on its way to finish in a high position. As long as the team can continue to work as a strong, cohesive unit, they have the potential to do very well in the NWAACC tournament.
The team is on a hot streak right now and is prepared to keep it going through the remainder of the season and into the playoffs. They are still seeking more support for the Bellevue College student body, “So far, this has been a successful start. This is a great group of players that works hard and plays well together. They are an exciting team to watch. We would love to see as many fans out to our last games this year,” said Francis. Attending games is one way the students can give their support to the softball team on their journey to the NWAACC title.