WILSON — There’s nothing better than leaving your mark on a program in your senior year.

WILSON — There’s nothing better than leaving your mark on a program in your senior year.

When it comes to the Wilson Lady Eagles, there’s eight individuals who are looking to not only add their own history to a proud softball legacy, but make history at the same time.

Ivy Osteen, Courtney Schiralli, Kristen Cornelian, Chelsey Knipp, Makyala Raines, Brianna Way, Cassidy Knipp and Elizabeth Cheater-Carlile are those eight seeking to make this season great for the Lady Eagles.

“Fast pitch season is by far my favorite season here at Wilson,” Ivy said. “I don’t think anyone gives the fast pitch girls enough credit when it comes to softball. To make a mark and add history for the fast pitch program would mean the world to me.”

The motivation to make history not only comes from self motivation amongst the seniors as players, but from the sign hanging out side the Wilson softball field.

Wilson slow pitch softball in its history since 1990 has won four state titles, been runner up three times, and made the state quarterfinals 11 times.

As far as fast pitch accolades are concerned, there aren’t many to reflect on when it comes to the Wilson Lady Eagles.

Last season though there was improvement as WHS finished with 10 wins, a huge improvement from seasons dating back to 2013, when the Lady Eagles failed to reach double-digits.

There’s also momentum stemming from this past spring when the Lady Eagles made the district championship contest, falling to then No. 4 ranked Caddo in a one-game situation. WHS forced the if necessary game after they upset CHS earlier in the tournament.

“We have a lot of talent and heart on this team,” Ivy said. “I think if we can put it all together, we can show everyone this team can be good. It’s just a matter of getting everyone to play as one, instead of trying to be the best individually. Our defense is a strength of ours, we just need to get better at the plate and learn how to become stronger offensively.”

Fellow senior Courtney Schiralli echoed her teammates thoughts, adding she just wants to give the community something else to get excited about when it comes to softball.

“All we ever hear about when it comes to softball in Wilson is slow pitch,” she said. “It would mean a lot to be able to give everyone something else to talk about, and cheer about. No one has ever done it so it would be something new for all of us.”

“The team needs to come together and put any differences aside,” Schiralli added. “When we come together and play like a group, we’re really good. Our biggest strength is going to come from how we unite as a team and play like a team.”

The eight seniors will have their first chance to make an impact when the season begins on Aug. 7 at Thackerville followed by another road game against Ringling on the road. WHS will play at home on Aug. 14.