Next batter up: Black Widows take down Legends

Black Widows’ first basemen Makenzie Powers looks to make a save as Legends’ Mia Oliva tags first during a match between the Black Widows and the Legends at Glendale Park on Friday July 31, 2020. The Black Widows defeated the Legends 18-13. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso)

By LORENZO RECUPERO

Not even Covid-19 could stop the Everett Girl’s Softball League from fielding a season in 2020.

The league, which has been around since 1978, typically gets finished with its schedule by June but alterations due to Covid-19 pushed the season into the summer months.

The decades old program caters to youth ranging from Pre K- 8th grade and is split into three divisions: Farm League (Prek-2nd grade); Minor League (3rd- 5th grade); Major League (6th-8th grade).

This year, due to high school softball seasons being cancelled across the country, 18 freshman athletes were welcomed back to the league to help keep their baseball seasons alive.

Vincent “Vinny” Oliva, President and esteemed overseer of the league, has been a part of the program for 8 years and recognized – all things considered – this year has been as good and in some ways more special than years past.

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