Softball continues to work on hitting, falls to Paradise in runs

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On Tuesday, April 5, the Winters High School varsity softball team lost their home conference game against Paradise by a score of 14-3.

Kalyssa Grinbergs started off pitching for the Warriors, striking out six Bobcat batters and allowing 11 hits over four innings. Grinsbergs was relieved by Bayla Garcia in the fifth inning and pitched the rest of the game.

Dani Johnson and Lauren Back led the Warriors in putouts with a combined total of 16, but it wasn’t enough to stop Paradise runners from rounding the bases.

“The team has continued to improve defensively and is working diligently to improve hitting mechanics, hitting approach and confidence” said head coach Buddy Berry.

Jayle Jimenez has consistently been a reliable hitter for the Warriors and continued her streak in the game on Tuesday against Paradise with two hits and one run. Garcia also had a great day at bat with two hits and an RBI, but was left stranded on base. Katie Johnson and Allie Aguiar also hit one RBI each, while Grinsbergs and Sierra Berry scored the other two runs.

The WHS varsity softball team faced Paradise again on Friday, April 8 during their away game,
losing 12-2.

Garcia started off pitching this time for the Warriors giving up eight hits and striking out five, until she was relieved by Grinsbergs in the fourth inning. Berry and Back did their best to support Garcia and Grinsbergs with four outs each, but Paradise once again proved that their high-powered offense was near impossible to contain.

Berry praised Johnson on a great running catch into the
right/centerfield gap that ended up saving two runs.

Grinsbergs and Isabella Mehl got the only two hits for the Warriors and Back sacrificed her turn on base with an RBI. Garcia and Berry took advantage of their walks and scored one run each for the Warriors.

The WHS varsity softball will play at home (at the fields next to Shirley Rominger Intermediate School) on Friday, April 15 against Live Oak High School.

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