CMS Softball Set For Inaugural Season


It’s an exciting time of year for Clinton Cardinals sports, as the school year begins and young student-athletes across all fields of play settle in to start the young season.
This is especially true for the Clinton Middle School, which for the first time in history is set to field a softball team.
This excitement could be seen on the practice field this past week, where the twenty student athletes who have joined the team for its inaugural season could be seen hard at work in the late August heat, preparing for their September 12 visit to Versailles where the brand new Cardinals ballclub faces the Tigers in what will be the first ever Jr. High softball game in Clinton’s long history.
The excitement could also be seen at an inter-squad scrimmage, where parent turnout filled the seats at Wagoner West ballpark to support their newest Lady Cards.
The team, coached by Michael Bowman, and aided by assistant coaches Mandi Desbien and Matt Petry, is an exciting new opportunity for players interested in high-school softball to develop all- important fundamentals.
When asked about the program, Head Coach Michael Bowman commented that “it’s all about the kids.”
Speaking further, Coach Bowman also commented that “[the program] is great opportunity to both play and develop these fundamentals for these girls, and that [he] is excited for the team to be able to have this opportunity to play.”
As September 12 th inches closer, Bowman and the team continue remain hard at work preparing for their first ever opponents. As they do, excitement continues to build. As for what will come out of all that hard work and excitement on September 12, only time will tell. But win or lose, regardless of what the scoreboard says that day, the student-athletes and coaches hard at work to make this program possible are all winners at the end of the day.