With new coaches, and a young team, MC’s varsity softball team started off with some struggles when they first started league.
“It’s been tough getting used to the new coaches since I had coaches Ruby and Caesar my freshmen, sophomore, and junior year of high school,” senior Dominique Cappello said. “But I think we mostly struggle because we are so young and I’m the only senior that has been on varsity for four years.”
With an overall season record of 12-13 and a league record of 4-6, Cappello is proud the girls were able to turn it around in the second series of league.
“We beat Canyon Crest Academy for the last game of the first series of league,” she said. “It was a little scary at first because our first three hitters got out within only a couple of pitches, but throughout the game we were able to string together several key hits to get our first win of league.”
Cappello and junior Sabrina Gonzalez are starting to feel more confident after they were able to pull through with crucial wins against Poway with a score of 2-1 and RB with a score of 5-3.
Gonzalez feels that if the team can decrease the amount of errors they make and their pitching is able to stay strong, they could have a chance to qualify for playoffs.
“Defense is critical,” Gonzalez said. “There are going to be games where the team doesn’t hit and our pitcher struggles on the mound, but if the team is able to minus the amount of errors on the field, that could reduce a lot of unearned runs for the other team.”
This past Wednesday, it was senior day for Cappello and senior Sharoll Damron.
“It was really emotional because I was most likely never going to play there again,” Cappello said. “And kind of mind blowing because it seems like just yesterday I was a freshmen. It was bitter sweet.”
As Cappello and Damron realize their last season as a Sundevil softball player is coming to a close, they are determined to finish this last season strong and on a good note.