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Friday, February 16, 2018

Mateo Softball Swings into Spring Season

After three weeks of intense practices and one preseason game vs. the Terra Linda Trojans, the SMHS varsity softball team continues preparing for the regular 2012 spring season. Both through repetition and new strategies, they are getting back on track after a year away from the dirt.

A pre-season game played on February15 against Terra Linda proved a great motivator for the team. Though defeated due to a tough first inning, it was just what the girls needed to inspire them to work harder on improving their game.

This start to the season has not been easy on the varsity Lady Bearcats. Senior pitcher Bailey Sutton is unfortunately out for most of the season, a recent discovery that shocked the team and put them in a vulnerable position. Luckily the team still has senior Tayler Titus, who will be the new lead pitcher, and her sophomore sister Gina on the pitching mound. Though surprised, the girls remain confident.

“This year we’re off to a rocky start, but we’re going to pull through. We want to do well and make CCS for the third year in a row!” shared Tayler, when asked about the troubling new turn of events.

In addition to the change in pitchers, many of the team’s usual players are still playing for other sports. With senior shortstop Karyn Jacobs and left-fielder Shannon Wischer dominating the soccer field as center fielder Candace Stephens remains occupied with the basketball season, the team awaits its full and official roster.

The team’s strengths include fielding and keeping the ball in the infield, while they need to work on making contact at the plate and base running.

“We have a really great coach.” -Robyn Fong “We have a really great coach. Vicky motivates us to want to make ourselves get better, which is what we need to start playing effectively,” said junior third-baseman Robyn Fong. “But we still have to work on mental mistakes; we need to get our head in the game,” she added.

Despite these challenges, the team is enthusiastic and working extremely hard at improving technique and getting more focused on and more involved in each play. They are looking forward to a great season full of homeruns and exciting catches.

The next varsity pre-season game will take place today, Friday, February 24, 4pm, at the home field. Pre-season games will continue for a while, the next game being at home on Friday, March 2, versus Burlingame High.

This will be the first time the San Mateo varsity softball team will play against the school’s arch-rival, and it is sure to be an exciting game. You don’t want to miss the thrilling face-off between our softball team and its unlucky opponents this and next Friday.

“Softball is amazing!” concluded junior right fielder Alex Sheldon. It is not just softball that is amazing. It’s Mateo softball.

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