Lady Brahmas strike out early


Coming off a rough season with a missed postseason, the girls softball team is looking to take advantage of their young stars and make a playoff run.
This year, the team will be competing in the Hacienda League and CIF Division III.
The Lady Brahmas started their season with back-to-back blowout victories against Garey, followed by three consecutive losses and a tie against Chino contributing to their overall record.
The tie against Chino started off slow for the Lady Brahmas, who fell 0-3 within the early innings.
But thanks to a stellar pitching act by junior Mischa Mott, a crucial home run from junior SoSo Hayes and a strong defensive performance from first-time shortstop junior Mikaya Griego, the team fought back against their deficit and ended the game in a tie.
Standout players on the team include juniors Kaitlyn Gomez, Caitlin Esteves, Griego and Hayes. Their skills and leadership both on and off the field are even more crucial given the lack of seniors on the team.
Adding onto numerous other struggles – such as working with a small team and struggling to find a viable game lineup – the recent weather has proven to be detrimental to the team’s success.
“It’s been tough to have a consistent practice plan because of the weather,” head coach Kurt Davies said. “Our job as coaches is to put the girls in the best position to be successful, and it’s hard to do that when you don’t have consistency.”
Despite these complications, Davies and his team are optimistic regarding the remainder of the season.
“The future is bright and hopefully we can have the success that we want to have as we look forward,” Davies said.
With a 4-5-1 overall record and 0-1 league record, the team will play South Hills on Fri. March 31.