Dexter softball starts the 2018 season with only a varsity team, making the program’s future a bit murky
By Evelyn Maxey and Bailey Welshans
More than two months after tryouts and as the season is winding down, people are still talking about the controversy surrounding the softball team.
Based on a variety of factors, softball Head Coach Tim Kimball’s decision to eliminate the junior varsity team for the 2018 season created quite the storm.
Having one softball team was not on the initial agenda, but as tryouts played out, it seemed that would end up being the result. Despite Athletic Director Mike Bavineau and Kimball’s efforts to recruit new players — even going as far as to ask students that play other spring sports to fill in if there was a player shortage — they did not end up with the results they wished for.