Comets shooting for bright season

Published 12:00 am Monday, February 25, 2002

LAPLACE – The St. Charles Catholic Lady Comets have a 1-4 record to start this season following their 5-4 loss to Terrebonne, but coach Michelle Dearmitt said the team is simply suffering from a lack of practice.

The Lady Comets will have a chance to get in a few more chances to practice their hitting today, when the team travels to take on Covington.

Dearmitt explained the team seems to experience this situation at the beginning of almost every season, largely because of the number of girls joining the team who are just finishing with basketball.

“About 10 of our girls also play basketball,” said Dearmitt. “It’s still early in the season, our girls are going to come around soon.”

The team got off to a shaky start last season, but eventually swung into shape and earned a second place district finish and a trip to the playoff quarterfinals. Dearmitt said the current record stems from “struggling at the plate. They are still a pretty young team this year, mostly juniors and seniors,” she continued.

Dearmitt said the girls will have much more practice hitting, which should get them prepared for their 32 games scheduled for this season and possibly another playoff berth.

Despite their recent rocky start, Dearmitt said all of her girls are key players, “who all have a job to do and should take care of business.”