Softball hopes to continue strong form into league play

Staff Writer
UHS’s softball season started out strong with a game against Orange High School (OHS) on March 9 that result­ed in a 5-1 win. However, the team then lost to Anaheim High School (AHS) 9-10 on March 10.
UHS won by a landslide against OHS, and were greatly helped by the three runs they scored in succession during the third inning. The first baseman, newcom­er to the team Monet Allister (Fr.), recorded two doubles and one RBI, or run batted in, during the game.
Commenting on the vic­tory over OHS, Maher said the team “worked well together and came out strong on of­fense and defense.”
The next day, the girls lost to AHS by only one run in a close, contentious game. In the second inning, Hawkins hit a solo home run and Maher added a two-run home run in the same inning. Both teams played well of­fensively and defensively, scoring runs consistently, but AHS came out on top with the game-clinching run in the sev­enth inning.
Despite a disappointing loss, the Trojans remained op­timistic.
Hawkins said, “Everyone came out ready to play and was proud of all the effort the girls put in. Overall, we had two great games and we bat­tled it out until the end.”
The UHS varsity softball team is led by return­ers and co-captains Anna Hawkins (Sr.) and Michela Boarnet (Sr.)Aubrey Maher (Jr.), Alys­sa Hernandez (Jr.), Peyton Mattson (So.) and Zoe Man­jarrez (So.) are the other re­turning varsity players.
UHS’s softball team is cur­rently 4-2 in the pre-season. The Trojans will open with Pacific Coast League play on April 12 away at Beckman High School’s home field.