The James Logan Colts Varsity Girls Softball Team has had a great season so far. One of the reasons for their success is because of the veterans on the team.
For example, Alex Stange is a senior, and this is her fourth year on the varsity squad. She's expected not only to produce on the field but also to lead the underclassmen. And that includes setting an example both on and off the field.
Alex was chosen by coach Teri Johnson to be one of the team's three captains.
"Since I was a freshman, I wanted to take on a leadership role. At the beginning of the year, coach Johnson sat us down and explained what she wanted out of us. We had to set examples for the team." Said senior Alex Strange.
Stange has had a great season so far. In her first two MVAL games she went a combined 3-for-8 with a home run, two doubles and two RBIs, and scored three runs.
"I've been practicing a lot," the Logan leadoff hitter said. "My whole mentality was to have the best season I can and swing the bat hard. I have a lot of confidence right now."
Alex Stange is one of the reasons for Logan's success. The Colts are currently 11-2 overall and 2-0 in league play, and are ranked No.7 in the East Bay.
"Every game has to be our game, play to our strengths," Stange said.
Stange has already chosen a college. She earned an academic scholarship to San Jose State University, where she'll play under legendary coach Pete Turner. Also on Turner's staff is Vicky Galindo, a former Logan third baseman and a member of the USA National Softball team.
"She's my idol," Stange said. "And to play for Turner, he knows so much."