Disappointing Defeat

Joseph Park, Sports Editor

The first place Bonita Bearcats proved to be too much for the Lady Brahmas on April 15. Although Diamond Bar gave an unrelenting effort, its opponents still ended up taking the 11-0 win.

Throughout the game, the focus, concentration, defense and offense were nowhere to be found. Right from the start, the Bearcats shredded DB’s defense. Bonita scored with ease and the Lady Brahmas had no answer for Bonita’s strong hitters. In comparison to DB’s three hits, Bonita had 13, 11 of them were converted into runs. DB had no answer for Bonita’s Vienna Benavides, who scored three runs, and Alyssa Meyer, who had three hits and one run.

“Bonita is first place in the Hacienda League. They showed why they are in first place with some timely hitting. Our pitchers did the best that they could against a strong team,” coach Roberta Garcia Uyemura.

Although the Lady Brahmas failed to get their offense flowing against Bearcat pitcher Kaelyn Mc Fadden and her six strikeouts, their defense improved in the second inning, limiting the Wildcats to only one run. However, DB’s determination and will did not transpire into any runs. Bonita scored four in the fourth inning and three in the fifth inning, shutting out DB 11-0.

“The Brahmas fought hard and gave their best effort. The girls had a never-die attitude,” Garcia said.

Tuesday’s loss was a lessoned learned and DB is determined to recover and hopefully a earn

CIF spot. The 11-0 blow-out really caught the Lady Brahmas off guard after their 12-2 win against Rowland and 5-2 win against Walnut. If the Lady Brahmas continue this type of play, a CIF is in dim lights. However, DB’s previous wins proves that it has what it takes to defeat top tier teams. DB cannot fall apart like it did against Bonita if it wants any chances at earning a CIF spot in the future.

“Our girls will be ready to bounce back from this loss. We will fight hard to gain a CIF spot,” Garcia said.