The COVID-19 outbreak has temporarily stopped the 2020 UIL softball season until at least March 30, but when the season does resume, the Carroll Tigers will be a team to watch.
One player to really keep an eye on is senior Vanessa Quiroga.
Quiroga is the starting pitcher for the Tigers, and one of the team's best players. Thanks to that, she has become one of the leaders on the team.
"Her energy is amazing," teammate Linzee Leal said. "She is always positive and cheering on her teammates."
She cannot do it all on her own. Softball is a team sport, and the defense behind her will have just as much of a role in getting the Tigers wins this season as Quiroga does on the mound.
"It is not just go up there and do it all," coach A.J. Caballero said. "We have to have your back."
Quiroga's softball career will not be coming to an end once she graduates from high school in the spring; she has earned a scholarship to play softball at the University of Texas.
"It is such a blessing," she said. "All that hard work you have done over the years finally paid off it is great."
Quiroga does it all. She hits well, pitches well and makes sure her team is always locked in during the games.
It is uncertain at this time whether or not the 2020 high school softball season will continue during the current situation. But one thing is for sure, Quiroga will be a leader of that team, whether it be on the field or off.