June 12, 2017
By: Erica Rose
Some would say the Liberty softball team has been playing with a chip on their shoulder all season. After all, the Hurricanes players have said on numerous occasions, that people didn’t expect them to make it as far as they did. How far did they make it? Well the Hurricanes bounced back after losing to Emmaus in the EPC semi-finals, by winning four straight games (which included handing Parkland their first loss of the season in the District XI Championship.) Those wins awarded Liberty with the most wins in school history, a District XI Title, and the programs first ever victory in the PIAA State tournament.
Unfortunately for Liberty its' run would end in the PIAA 6A Quarterfinals falling 9-2 to Spring-Ford. The Rams, who have two D1 recruits, are the best team by far the Hurricanes have faced; which is why head coach Sam Carrodo, believes they will win it all.
The Hurricanes graduate several key seniors, a group of girls who never quit (some were even playing in Thursday’s game with a stomach bug). With tears in his eyes, coach Carrodo admitted that having to say goodbye to them, is the hardest day in a coach’s career. But the memories they have left with him will last a lifetime.