Westhill High School first baseman Megan D’Alessandro has spent some recent practices away from her teammates, hitting off of a T near the fence out in left field.
When asked if it was the softball version of being asked to stand in the corner, D’Alessandro laughed.
“I’ve just been focusing on trying to keep my head and shoulders in,” the Vikings’ first baseman said. “It would be for about 40 minutes to an hour. All I know is that it helps.”
D’Alessandro — and Westhill — got tangible rewards Monday afternoon, when D’Alessandro led off the eighth inning with a long triple and scored on Morgan Kurtz’s base hit to defeat Trumbull, 8-7.
“She was having a problem putting a big loop on her swing, but it was great to see her step up,” Westhill coach Tom Pia said. “She’s a good player and she’s been working hard.”