By Harleen Kaur
Varsity and JV Softball finished off the regular season strong; Varsity with a record of 9-3 and the JV team ended with a final record of 7-0.
Varsity faced a challenge when they played against Prospect and lost with a score of 8-6.
“We hit really well in the first inning and we started out really strong but we hit a road bump,” said Varsity Outfielder and Catcher Kylee Nielsen.
Meanwhile, the JV team’s last game was against Gunderson and the game ended with a victory for the Pirates with a score of 10-0.
Varsity made a comeback after a losing streak with a win against Willow Glen with a score of 10-2.
“This was a really important win because (Willow Glen’s) coach happened to be our old coach,” explained Varsity Pitcher Kailani Medina.
Both teams practice two times a week in preparation for two games a week.
“We practice hitting and situations that would happen in games to prepare us for when they actually happen during games,” said JV Catcher and Right Fielder Emalina Martinez.
Varsity has been practicing very hard in order to make it into CCS (Central Coast Section) playoffs.
“I’ve been working hard to fix my mistakes because I make them a lot but I’m learning how to get over them and grow to become a better player,” said Varsity Right Field and Pitcher Miranda Torres.
After the outcomes of Varsity’s last few games, Varsity made it to CCS playoffs.
“I’m very proud of us making it to CCS and hope we do well even though we have to go to Palo Alto,” stated Nielson.
Many players enjoyed playing at various games but some games stood out more than others.
“The game against Westmont has to be my most memorable of this season since it was in the rain and it was a challenge,” shared Martinez.
The Varsity team shared their aspirations and goals for next year’s season.
“I would want to make sure more often that everybody knows that they are a part of the team and that everyone plays a part,” explained Nielson.
The softball girls also expressed a grievance.
“On a less serious note, I would like it if we wore less white pants at games because they are so hard to wash,” said Nielson.
Many girls hope to train harder to improve for next year’s season.
“We compare ourselves to other girls but in a sense where we tend to look up to each other and want to be like each other,” stated Martinez.