Mt. Vernon's varsity softball team is well on its way to to its first 20-win season since 1998.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA 9) -- Senior night for Mt. Vernon's varsity softball team was against the Edison Eagles. It was the Majors' final conference game of the regular season, and it ended with a win, their 17th of the year. The team's now on its way to a 20-win season for the first time since 1998.
"For the girls, I have to impress on them how rare that is, to reach that many wins in a single high school season in Virginia," said head coach Dan Coast.
The squad is evenly divided among the grades. There are four seniors, three juniors, four sophomores and four freshman, including the starting catcher, Hannah Talbert, and pitcher, Erin Rockwell.
"This team's goal is to go as far as we can and as long as we take every game seriously and try our best, there's nothing that can stop us," senior captain Kelley Quigley.
Hannah has caught nearly all of Erin's double-digit wins this year. The freshman battery, or tandem, don't let their age hold them back.
"How people see you as an individual is based on what grade you're in, which really irritated me at first because people would tell me I'm a freshman [and] I couldn't do certain things," said Hannah.
The Majors hope to ride that talent to a state title this year, but if they don't, the future looks bright with four returning freshman helping to lead the way.