The words Seymour and softball go hand in hand.
The Wildcats are one of the top programs in Connecticut; and Seymour is home to 8 state titles.
This year, with sophomore ace Raeanne Geffert back leading the team, they’ve got their eyes set on a ninth.
“At the end of last year, we got beat to end the season and Raeanne said this isn’t going to happen again,” said head coach Ken Pereiras. “So she worked real hard to get better and it shows. She’s a little bit more control of games and she’s become a leader on the field.”
But Geffert won’t take any of the credit.
“I wouldn’t say I’m the leader. We have a lot of strong senior captains that really helped me figure out what I’m doing,” said Geffert. “It’s new experiences and it helps that I have those older girls to show me what I’m doing.”
Yet while she has her teammates, there’s still one person she turns to when her pitches aren’t dropping the way she’d like.
“I always go to my dad. He knows what I’m doing more than I know what I’m doing sometimes,” said Geffert. “He helps me step back, realize what I need to do, what I need to keep doing and what I should fix.”
And her attention to detail and hard work is paying off. With Geffert on the mound, the Wildcats have compiled a 21-1 record this season, giving them confidence heading into the state tournament.
“It all starts on the mound. And last year as a freshman, she learned the ropes and this year, she’s been great for us,” said Pereiras. “She works real well, she’s a great leader; so I think we’ll be okay for a few years.”