Cheyenne Extreme 18U senior outfielder Jordyn Wright prepares for final softball tournament of her career
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Cheyenne Extreme 18U outfielder, Jordyn Wright, will be playing in her final softball tournament in the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) tournament, after giving over half her life to the sport.
“I’m really excited and sad, it’s very bittersweet and I’m sad because this is my last tournament ever,” Wright said.
With the start of the season being uncertain due to coronavirus concerns, the Extreme were able to play 45 games. Senior outfielder, Jordyn Wright will put on a Cheyenne Extreme uniform for the last time.
“I had a blast playing with the Extreme,” Wright said. “I’m glad I had this opportunity or i would’ve never experienced so many great relationships with the girls that I have and the friendships and just everything I have with them. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”
However, she will not be far away next school year, as she plans to go to Laramie County Community College (LCCC) to study Forensic Psychology. Wright still plans on attending games next year to show her support.
“I’m really looking forward to the next step in life and I think that my time has come and I really have so much fun playing but I’m cool with ending it.”
With a job task still at hand, the team is excited about the USSSA tournament, as they look to finish their season strong.
“It’s not really about winning or losing, just getting some extra games in, hopefully we can end on a high note,” Extreme 18U coach, Adam Galicia said. “We’re going to go give it our best effort and then move on.”
For Wright, it is one last chance to make an impact on the team by winning the tournament.
"I feel like there's a lot more pressure because I really want to do good this time, I want to leave it out with a bang," Wright said.
The Extreme is scheduled to play fever fast-pitch on August 1, in Ft. Lupton, Colorado at 10:30am.
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