Team captain Paul Brooks didn't know what to expect playing games while severely outnumbered. "We really didn't know how it would turn out and at first I think we took it kind of lightly," said Brooks, one of two seniors on the team. "We quickly realized that it would take a lot of hard work."
Brooks said the team learned to rely on each other.
"We obviously couldn't cover the entire field, so we divided it into zones. It got to the point where we just trusted that the zones would be covered," he said.
Nathan Salas Manful, whom Brooks called the team's defensive specialist, described the zone approach as simply being "a lot of running."
"We had to cover a lot of area and work hard to play good defense," said Salas Manful.
Even with hard work, Brooks said starting each game with only eight players on the field was intimidating.
"We had two offensive players at best and the other team always seemed bigger. But once the game started we forgot about the numbers and just played a game and tried to have fun and stay sportsmanlike."
The Lynx efforts didn't go unnoticed. "After one game, the refs came to me and said they were impressed by the character of our team, and how the team always kept playing," Hughes said. "We had a lot of good experiences and the team has really grown together." Big number
5Number of home runs by Brighton softball player Shelbi Everett, which leads Class 5A.
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