Parent Barbara DeFusco read this poem at Senior Night for the EGHS Girls Softball team two weeks ago. On Thursday, June 12, the Avengers – with these six now-graduated seniors playing together one last time – won the Division II state championship. Congratulations to the team and thanks for sharing this poem, Barbara!
Written for Jackie, Kyra, Brooke, Rachel, Hannah & Becca.
Six little girls, with their cute little curls
stepped on a field the first time.
The balls rolled under their legs,
and they swung metal pegs
listening to Mom & Dad as they chimed
(but all they could hear was Mrs. DeFusco)
Coach Doug paced by the fence,
picked them up when they tensed
the bubble gum flowed by the tons;
They got close to the States,
Oh how painful their fate,
But the girls smiled as they had so much fun.
Onto Cole they did go,
Hannah pitching the show
They came close but could not capture the crown.
Then to travel they went
their whole summers they lent
to practice and traveling around.
High school, WHAT A TEAM!
Two championships! Coach P never dreamed
he would coach such talented jewels.
Who knew way back when
These girls together, a ten
Would develop such amazing tools.
Season 3 started off great.
Hannah rejoined, but too late,
to win the states three in a row.
They were not taken off track,
Season 4 brought us Black.
For games she won with her throw.
Ray Ray and Brooke the outfield,
Jackie and Hannah, infield steel
Becca and Kyra handling the plate.
They fight hard for their wins,
That will bring us to grins,
to bring another win home from the States.
Coach P. thanks for your hours given
to take this team to new heights.
Never imagining greatness,
these six girls and their gracious
teammates, all great in their own rights.
I must personally say
Doug, thank you, a great day
when you rejoined our girls in high school.
They love having you near
Your presence and great cheer
They will all miss you. You are SUPER COOL!
(Best I could do on short notice)
Who could forget about Amy
Taking pictures like crazy
of the girls from kids to adults.
Mike, we can’t forget you,
Beltone’s support and all that you do,
to help them bring great results.
To the parents of these girls,
My memories are all pearls,
Great times I’ve shared with you all.
Sorry if I was too loud,
It’s only cuz I am so proud
Of these six little girls who play such great ball.
We are sad to move on
from the times that are gone
But our memories blaze fiercely in mind.
Kyra, Becca and Brooke
Jackie, Ray, Hanna, take a good look.
Of your futures you are off to find.
I love you all. Thank you for the memories.