Softball team battles, falls short of playoffs


Eddie Zepeda

Varsity softball team after final game, April 14.

Jason Saenz and Eddie Zepeda, Reporter

The varsity softball team finished the season 12-13 overall, 8-9 in district falling short of making playoffs.

“A challenge that we faced was having to rebuild our program. We lost eight seniors last year but gained six freshmen,” varsity assistant head coach Erica Rodriguez said. “The team had to overcome obstacles and learn how to work together to overcome adversity, on and off the field.”

Despite the loss of eight seniors the team worked to win.

“Motivation is shown through communication, accountability and teamwork. The drive to never give up is our motivation,” Rodriguez said.
The team focused on district.  

“Every time we play a game especially a home game we strive to look good out there as our eyes are set on districts,” varsity left fielder Adriana Esparza said.

The team faced tough opponents.

“I believe we are our own biggest opponent. We struggle to stay confident since we are such a young team but we have the ability to beat any team in our district,” Rodriguez said.  “Eastlake and Hanks have always been one of our toughest opponents but when our team shows up I believe we become the toughest opponent.”

Despite falling short of playoffs the team grew together as teammates and friends.

“We didn’t make playoffs which was our goal as a team but we grew as players and also grew as teammates.” first baseman Victoria Anaya said.

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