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Softball team finishes scoreless; New Life Christian earns insurmountable 17-point lead

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After two games, the girls’ softball team is still looking for its first win.

The girls lost, 0-17 in five innings, to the New Life Christian Crusaders on March 13.

Early struggles are to be expected, according to senior co-captain Avi Bhullar.

“Most of us have never played before, so it’s a learning experience,” Bhullar said. “But every practice and game, we have improved.”

It showed this game with senior Alexa Mathisen stealing two bases.

“I just tried to play hard,” Mathisen said.

Mathisen also praised the play of fellow senior Kaeleigh Valverde.

“Kaeleigh had an awesome double play,” Mathisen said. “She (also) played a superb third base.”

But the team still has a long way to go. One of the skills freshman co-captain Naomi Turnbull said the team can improve on is communication.

Coach Scott Galati thought the loss was due to the team’s lack of practices.

“The main reason is the lack of time working on situational practice. I mean fielding balls hit when runners are moving,” Galati said. “New Life has many players who have played before – unlike us.”

The Cavs face off against the Valley Christian Lions on Thursday, March 16, at Valley Christian at 3:30 p.m.

By Bryce Longoria

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