The City View Lady Mustangs suffered their first district loss to Henrietta 4-3 in the middle of March. The second match-up was a different story. The Lady Mustangs defeated the Lady Bearcats 6-2.
“Its always big to get a win against Henrietta. Coach Arbo at Henrietta always does a fantastic job with his group and they’ve been the staple. They’ve been setting the table for the District since I’ve been here the last two years and its kinda been the standard. So he does a great job, but yea coming back and getting that win and the way we did it was awesome,” said Charlie Stone.
The Lady Mustangs start a big group of freshman talent this year, but City View still remains the same competitive team on the field.
“The next best may not be the same nine you had out there before, so were lucky enough now. We got a lot of numbers. You know we havent had the same started line-up you know maybe a few times this year. So its kinda who got the hot hand at whatever. So were still moving people around but you know it comes down to its just softball,” said Charlie Stone.
Two senior leaders who have stepped up to the plate this season? Seniors Maddie Chalenburg and Asialea O’Neal.
“On the field they’re great. Maddie’s a staple for us in the circle, lead off. I think she’s leading the area in batting average and stolen bases and she’s huge for us. We are not gonna be the team we are without her,” said Charlie Stone.
“My favorite part is just having a really good support system. Our coaches are great and all of our players are great too. Its just like a family that we have built in, and its really nice to come to practice everyday and not have to worry about like anything other than softball. You just come out here and play your best and it shows whenever we come out onto the field,” said Maddie Chalenburg.
“Asialea is one of those girls.. It doesnt matter where you put her… It could be.. She’s played third base for us.. first year here, last year, she played some third and outfield. This year she’s played left field and came back into third so shes just steady wherever you put her,” said Charlie Stone.
“Mustang Pride. We always say that right before with Coach Stone, and he just always gives us great confidence to go out there and play our game and have a good time. We just need to stay together. Always have fun. Do what you love that you always been playing and just go out there and play your game, and just do what you know what to do,” said Asialea O’Neal.
The City View Lady Mustangs made it all the way to the second round of playoffs last season.. The goal this year? To go even further.