Softball and Baseball Teams Head South for Spring Training


Photo courtesy of Pelham Varsity Baseball

The Baseball team ready to play a game at the ESPN World of Sports

Casey Creutz, Co-Editorial Director, Junior

COVID-19 has undoubtedly had a major impact on student life at Pelham Memorial High School. Whether it’s playing on turf in hot weather with masks like the lacrosse teams last year, or foregoing games and events due to state and school guidelines, all athletes are excited about Pelham’s gradual return to normalcy.

The latest of steps towards a post-COVID sports experience is the Pelham Varsity Baseball and Softball teams heading to Florida for a spring break training trip. The teams took to Orlando to get in some extra playing and team bonding at Orlando’s famous theme parks. This trip was canceled for COVID safety reasons for the last two years and if social media posts are any indication, the teams had a great time. Coming not long after the hockey team’s (and many of their fans) trip to Buffalo, these trips are an exciting part of rebooting student life.

“After coming off of a shortened season, we were finally able to return to a bit of normalcy. The team had such a great time on and off the field,” said junior softball player Emma Nordstrom.

As far as the baseball team goes, the trip “boosted team morale and brought [the team] closer together. We played a ton of baseball and had a great time at the Disney Parks, according to Pelham Baseball player Alex Esteverena, a junior.