Softball strikes out in the postseason

Softball strikes out in the postseason

Following a crushing defeat in the first round of the CIF-SS Division III playoffs last week, the turnaround season for the girls softball team has come to a close.

The Lady Brahmas finished their season third in the Hacienda League with a 10-9-1 overall record and a 6-4 league record—a major improvement from last year’s 9-14 overall record with no playoff berth. 

Additionally, the girls emerged victorious in both matchups against crosstown rival Walnut, a feat they could not accomplish last season. 

“Any time that you can beat your archrivals two times in the season and have success against them, I think you should walk away pleased with the season,” head coach Kurt Davies said. 

For starters, the team excelled offensively, with standout players such as juniors Sophia Hayes and Mikaya Griego contributing numerous hits and home runs. 

Conversely, the Lady Brahmas struggled to make ends meet on the defensive side of the pitch, which ultimately led to their abbreviated postseason run.

“I think that we made some costly errors in big games, and that really contributed to us not going further in the playoffs,” Davies said.

Regardless, the young team’s future is bright, as a lack of seniors this year guarantees the return of the majority of this year’s starters. 

The Lady Brahmas are aiming to come back stronger next year, as many of them will be participating in club and travel teams over the summer.

“I love the girls and the coaches I was able to spend this season with, and I can’t wait to do it all again, but even better next year with the same girls,” Griego said via Instagram.