High Five: Pam Pack outfielder ready for big senior season

Published 5:23 pm Friday, March 4, 2022

Morgan Eisenzimmer is one of several WHS softball players who remembers how last season ended and doesn’t want it to happen again. The Pack fell at Randleman in the second round of the playoffs,1-0, in the home team’s last at-bat. The Washington native patrols center field for a deep Pam Pack squad that is ready to get started.

 

  1. How has the way last season ended motivated you and your teammates?

 

Morgan: It was really disappointing the way it all happened, but I think it helped us work harder during the off-season. Hopefully, we’ve learned from it and we have a strong team, so I think we are good enough to go farther in the playoffs this year.

 

  1. How old were you when you starting playing?

 

Morgan: I was 10. I told my parents I wanted to play in the Washington rec league with my friends, so they signed me up. Dallas Tucker (current WHS assistant coach) was my first coach and he taught me how to play. I’ve played year round pretty since then and like it because it’s a sport of failure. I’m competitive, so failure makes me want to work harder.

 

  1. What part of softball do you like the best?

 

Morgan: I like fielding as much as I like to hit. I’d say my softball highlight so far was a diving catch I made in right center field last season. I caught it and jumped up to throw to second for a double play. That was a really cool feeling.

 

  1. You hit your sixth career home run on opening day in Edenton Wednesday. How does it feel when the ball disappears over the fence?

Morgan: It’s the best feeling when you know for sure it’s gone. I don’t always know when I hit it, so I run hard until the umpire or my coach signals. I remember my first one against Northside when I was on the JV team. I was happy and surprised and Wednesday’s felt really good also.

 

  1. What are your plans after graduation?

 

Morgan: I’m waiting to hear from several schools, so I don’t really know yet. I’d like to do something in the medical field, but I’m not sure what.