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Friday, February 16, 2018

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Softball ready to take league by storm

The girls softball team hit the fields, looking to win this year. They came off of a successful last year going 15-5 and 10-2 in the season. This year they look to repeat, if not, improve their success. Last year they had a batting average of .319and on base percentage of .398, fielding percentage of .894, and a win-loss percentage of  .789. Last year, as a sophomore on varsity, Bailey Sutton had a batting average of .586 and had three homeruns to go along with it.

This year the team started off well, winning their first three games against Lowell, Mercy, and Sacred Heart Cathedral. As of March 14, 2011 Tayler Titus and Brianna Wong lead their team in batting percentage with a impressive .667 batting average. Next, freshman Carly Bauman comes in second on the team with a .600 batting average.

The team has many goals for the 2010-2011 season and they would definitely like to make CCS since they did last year. But this time, they would definitely like to go further than last year. “I think our team goal for this year is to get first in ocean division and make it to CCS,” said junior Karyn Jacobs.

“Our team goal for this year would to be make it to CCS,” said junior Shannon Wisher.

“To make it to CCS and just do good this year,” said Bauman.

“To make CCS,” said Titus, a junior.

“I think our team goal for this year is definitely to make CCS again since we made it last year, and to get further than we did last year because that would be a great accomplishment for us,” said senior and co-captain Meghan Hughes.

This year, the varsity girls softball team will have a freshman pulled up. It is very rare to be pulled up as a freshman and even as a sophomore. Not many people have done it before, but it definitely gives the player a chance to get better and grow as a player and get great experience to excel against their competition in other schools that they play. This year Bauman got moved up as a freshman and she is a great all around contributor to the team, as she is skilled enough to play short stop, pitcher, and outfield, She bats seventh in the lineup. “I feel really good about making varsity as a freshman because I have played softball pretty much all my life ever since I was five years old, so all the hard work payed off,” said Bauman.

The girls have their own individual goals to improve as a player and make the season fun for them, while winning at the same time. “I want to become faster as a pitcher and to be able to move up as a third baseman,” said Bauman.

“I want to be able to hit better this season and improve my average from last year,” said Wicsher.

“I want to become a better all around player and I really want to beat Woodside,” said Jacobs.

“My individual goal for this year is to have a overall good season and last season since next year I will be leaving,” said Hughes.

The captains this year for the softball varsity team are Frencie Cohen and Hughes. It is their responsibility to look out for their team and act as a coach to pump up their players and help them out while they are out there on the field. “To be able to lead our team to our goal is to make sure that we incourage each other to do better and if we do loose, than to look into the future with a better mindset and keep positive,” said Hughes.

We wish the Mateo softball team the best of luck this season!

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