Softball battles Live Oak in back-to-back games

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The Winters High School varsity softball team played back-to-back games against Live Oak High School last week and saw some improvement with their home-field advantage.

On Tuesday, April 12, the WHS softball team lost its away conference game against Live Oak by a score of 11-0, but came back and battled on Friday, April 15 during its home conference game where players closed the gap — losing by a score of 8-5.

Kalyssa Grinbergs put in a lot of work, pitching a combined total of almost 12 innings over the two games against Live Oak.

While the Warriors attempted to back up Grinbergs and make the outs they desperately needed, they struggled to contain the highly competitive Live Oak offense. Emily Aguiar saw a lot of action at second and was able to make several outs for her team — but it wasn’t enough to take home the victory.

“Aguiar led the team in fielding putouts, scored two runs and had one RBI,” said head coach Buddy Berry.

While Aguiar led her team at bat during the home game against Live Oak on Friday, Jayle Jimenez, Danielle Johnson, Sierra Berry, Ahtzire Figueroa, Katie Johnson and Isabella Mehl each battled during their turn at bat, each getting one hit for the Warriors.

Berry, Angelica Michel and Jimenez were the three other Warriors, in addition to Aguiar, to make it across home plate.

The Warriors will play at home again on Friday, April 29 at the softball fields behind Shirley Rominger Intermediate School.

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