The Butte High softball team only lost two main contributors from last season. The bulldogs bring back a lot of talent, but what makes this team special is the chemistry.
"How close we are. Not only on the team but outside of the team. In school and stuff everyone is really close and I think that really helps us out in the long run," said senior Ashton Lafond.
"All of us have become such good friends and our teamwork on the field really reflects that so when we are all out there working together it's just like it's your best friends on the field and we're best friends off the field," said senior Kendall Alley.
The team will practice inside for most of the pre season. The bulldogs have a positive outlook on what they can do indoors.
"It's hard we get done a lot hitting but as far as team concept it kind of eliminates that a little bit but that's never been an excuse," said head coach Steve Stosich.
"It's very tedious but the year they won the state championship, they were in the gym almost until their first game, so we hit every day we go out and do fielding we work on drills we do the small things that are going to make us better," said Alley.
"It's definitely a challenge for outfield because we're limited on our drills and stuff but we just go day to day," said Lafond.
If you listen closely to Coach Stosich, this team could be really special.
"They're kind of getting to realize what it takes to play for a state championship but most kids not even softball they don't understand what it takes to move to the next level and I think we have the kids that kind of have an understanding right now of why we work hard," said Stosich.