Softball Team Starts Off Strong

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Olivia Immel prepares to run to second base at the Lady Falcons first home game on March 4 against Elite, which they won 21-2.

The softball season just started and the Lady Falcons have been practicing in preparation for competition against other schools in the Sierra Delta League. 

The team is scheduled to play a total of 15 games stretched over the next two months and their first game of the season was a home, non-league game on March 4 at 4 pm against Elite. Their hard work has paid off, as they won 21-2 against Elite, making a strong start to the season.

The coaches this year are Ruben Martinez and Matt Stonebraker and they have led the team through several different activities at practice. The Lady Falcons warm up, hit balls to infielders and outfielders, and do some live hitting in preparation for their upcoming games. They have been hard at work practicing five days a week for two hours a day since February 14. 

“I have learned a lot from the coaches and players and how to hit. They have been great coaches and pulling us aside to help us even more and taking it slow,” sophomore Olivia Immel said. 

There are a total of thirteen players, both experienced and inexperienced, on the team and it is a good mix of all grades. Last season, the team had lost a majority of their games, so they hope to improve their overall record this season. 

“I think we will have a good season this year and we will win more games than last year,” Immel said.