By LEXI LIM
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.