Another outfielder lost to quicksand


Michael Jenks

If only the outfielders had heeded the warnings not to tread into the bog that is Javelin Ormond Field.

Shayleigh Lynn

Rumors have spread about a curse that Esmeralda put onto the softball field. One day a year the mud turns into human eating quick sand that is almost impossible to get out of.

 Last Friday the softball team all decided to go practice on the watered out softball field, they all practiced in the in-field because some girls didn’t want to get their socks wet. Except one. Kaleigh Loiodici is a dedicated outfielder who has played in worse fields, or so she thought. While everyone was in their spots they started to realize Kaleigh was no longer on site. They start yelling for her when one of the girls comes across a muddy hand just barely sticking out of the ground. 

She grabbed the hand and tugged as hard as she could but even herself started sinking. Both girls were now almost all the way under the ground. The team had to work together and use their softball bats to pull them out. It took everyone’s strength to get them loose but even that wasn’t strong enough. All the girls kept tugging while the coach called in a tractor.

 They all quickly tied a rope to both girls and the tractor. They were finally half way out but still would not budge. After a few hours of relentless pulling and tugging a helicopter can and tied them up and started flying upwards. Luckily both girls got out safely, they are still struggling with quicksandum syndrome. 

The school board later determined that week that the softball outfield is completely full of quicksand and will have to be closed until it is all removed.