The Slugging Jags Keep Making Moves

Joshua Lasarte, SPORTS EDITOR

   Just two years after winning the state championship and moving into the 5A division, the lady Jags softball team is back to win another championship. Due to COVID-19 the Jags had their 2020 season cut short after only eight games. In recent years the Jags softball team has been one of, if not the most, successful high school teams for Pines Charter. 

   The Jags have had a slow start to the season right now as they sit at a record of 0-2, suffering losses to Park Vista and Doral Academy. On March 8, the Jags will face off against the St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders who currently sit at a 1-5 record.

   Early in the season the Jags are tied with Archbishop McCarthy and Boyd Anderson for number one in district 15 5A rankings. Junior outfielder and pitcher Lillian McCormick said, “As a team we have worked hard this season to adjust to the change, I think we can go far and hopefully win states in the long run.” In their most recent game, the Jags suffered an unfortunate loss to St. Thomas with a score of 4-0.

   The Jags softball team will play on March 10 next against Coral Reef and they will play every two days all the way till April 20. A total of 14 games including one district game will be played in the regular season. 

   Now for a look at the baseball team! After the Jags baseball team had their season cut short to only seven games due to COVID-19, they are aiming for the state championship this year. The Jags had a disappointing end to their season with only a 3-4 record, after five games the Jags have a 3-2 record. Senior player Frankie Pinales said, “We have high expectations for this season, I feel like this team has the ability to be special.” 

   In the early stage of the season, the Jags are currently tied with Archbishop McCarthy and Boyd Anderson for number one in district 15 5A rankings. The Jags hold wins over Coral Springs Charter, Cardinal Gibbons, and Flanagan. In their three wins, the Jags have outscored opponents 13-6. For the whole season the Jags will play 18 regular season games with zero district games. 

   The Jags baseball team is just two years removed from when they put up one of their best seasons ever with a record of 16-6. After their historically great season, the Jags were moved from division 7A, up to division 5A. Both these teams have set high expectations for themselves and they both won’t stop at anything to achieve them. In a weird season, in a strange time, the only thing normal would be these teams winning games.


Donated by Frankie Pinales.
Donated by Megan Rasmussen.