Growing every game

Taos Lady Tigers softball team get strong showing from young softball players

By Sheila Miller
sports@taosnews.com
Posted 4/11/19

The Lady Tigers softball team is young. Almost half of their starting roster is composed of underclassman - 5 freshman and 2 sophomores. While this means that much …

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Growing every game

Taos Lady Tigers softball team get strong showing from young softball players

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The Lady Tigers softball team is young. Almost half of their starting roster is composed of underclassman - 5 freshman and 2 sophomores. While this means that much of their team has less experience than some of their opponents, this particular group of athletes also gives them advantage, though it might be awhile before the benefits come to fruition.

The desire to win, fueled by a love of the game, marks all successful teams, and the young Lady Tigers softball players are hungry. There is a sense on the Taos Tigers sideline that many of the athletes are eager to excel.

The 7-5 Pojoaque Valley Elkettes dominated the first of the two games against the Lady Tigers, winning 13-2.

Not to be discouraged, senior captain Bryanna Hutchinson, playing first base, filled the field with energy, calling out the game status to her teammates with each batter.

The Lady Tigers then held the Elkettes at bay for most of the second game, maintaining a score of 0-0 for several innings. Freshman pitcher Kendra Sandoval pitched an excellent game.

Though the game went to seven innings, the Lady Tigers weren't able to get anything going offensively.

The Elkettes pulled away in the sixth inning to a 6-0 victory.

The Lady Tigers will be back on the field Saturday (April 13) for a double-header with the 8-7 Los Alamos Hilltoppers, to whom the Lady Tigers lost once this season during the Kristen Griego Varsity Tournament.

They also travel to Española on Tuesday (April 16) for a 4 p.m. game.

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