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FC defeated by Caruthers, 15-5
In order to give sophomore Jenna Weimer a break from pitching, senior Nicole Hensley started pitching during the Caruthers game. The Eagles had some good plays, but unfortunately did not come out with a win, losing 15-5.
GIRLS' SOFTBALL SPORT SHORTS, 2011-12--
(Scrimmages do not count toward win/loss record. Visit the Sports Section for girls' softball features. For a simple overview of scores and upcoming games, check the Spring sport box scores, 2012 for dates, opponents and times for all Eagle sports.)
Be sure to visit the 2011-12 girls' softball schedule, home page, or check out Maxpreps.com. The Eagles are currently 2-7 overall and 0-2 in the West Sequoia League as of April 18. The Eagles will next play against Fowler High School, April 19.
GIRLS' SOFTBALL, 2011-12
After being defeated by Riverdale High School, April 10, FC was eager for a win against the Caruthers Blue Raiders for their second league game of the season. Despite the Eagles' effort, the Blue Raiders defeated FC by 10 points, 15-5, April 17.
Although sophomore Jenna Weimer usually pitches for the team, senior Nicole Hensley stepped up and assisted Weimer. In the bottom of the fourth inning, freshman Gaby Siqueiros hit a home run.
According to sophomore Illeana See, she is proud of her teammates for their effort. See believes that the team will improve if they are willing to work hard as one and relax instead of focusing too much on the game.
"Defensively, we need to pull it together as a team. If we are willing to help each other, our performance would be so much better."--Jenna Weimer, 14
"Yesterday's game was tough," See said. "We made some mistakes, but I feel like we all were really trying. We also worked really hard as a team. I think we need to just loosen up and not be so tense. We play better when we are relaxed and completely focused."
Weimer commends her fellow teammates, Siqueiros and Hensley for their accomplishment during the game. She is fond of all of her teammates for their effort.
"Nicole did a great job pitching and stepping in when the coaches called her in," Weimer said. "Gaby hit an amazing home run and did pretty well at bat. Besides Nicole and Gaby, we all tried really hard so I am proud of our team."
According to Weimer, containing positive attitude and encouraging each other will benefit the team tremendously.
"Defensively, we need to pull it together as a team," Weimer said. "If we are willing to help each other, our performance would be so much better. Personally, I need to not get so frustrated with myself; I definitely need to be more encouraging."
The Eagles will next play against Fowler High School, April 19.
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