By Vern Hee
The Lady Trojans traveled to the Mohave Valley Az. for a softball tournament. The girls finished the tournament three for three.
The Trojans beat Canyon Springs 17-1. They lost to Yucca Valley 6-4 in extra innings, beat Yucca Valley 13-2, lost to Yuma 7-0, and beat Coachella Valley 8-4.
The team played the number one- seed, Barstow, in its last game and lost, 12-0.
The Trojans scored 42 runs in six games. Head Coach Armendariz was pleased with his offense.
“We were patient, and their pitchers could not put it over the plate. We did much better than a year ago. We gave away our other two losses. Zinnecker hit a home-run, Cole hit the top of the fence that bounced back in for a double, Soliwoda hit a triple and a couple of doubles. Button emerged as a consistent bat. Melanie Lawdensky has proven to be a very capable defensive hitter though more patience at the plate would be healthy for the entire team,” said Armendariz.
Defensively, Armendariz believes the team’s pitching to be solid.
“Roderick was Roderick and kept us in every game. Bryana Soliwoda, a junior, emerged as our consistent catcher due to her play behind the plate, which made us competitive. Hurley had a couple of doubles and had some very fine defensive plays,” he said.
The team has some very tough games, starting with today. They travel to North Las Vegas to play a tough Division I school, Arbor View. Then they will travel to Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas on Thursday for a three-day tournament, ending on Saturday.
Armendariz thought his team is off to a good start, but believes they have not reached its peak.
“The team showed growth, but still has a lot of maturation to develop,” said Armendariz. “They have only scratched the surface, and I hope they will work hard to improve and not become complacent.”