Softball ends season with loss to Lowry
“If we could watch a video of how we were playing at the beginning of the season and then compare it to the way we played Lowry, it would show how far we have come this season,” said Wolverine varsity softball Coach Jack Howard.
The ladies’ season ended prematurely last Wednesday in a 8-2 loss to the Division Champion Lowry bench, but the game is far from over for Truckee. Coach Howard will lose only two players to graduation this year and will have a more cohesive and experienced team when the 2002 season swings into action.
Senior Teal Cutter’s absence will be felt when the team reconvenes next spring, but the recent play by freshman Amber Harder and Julie Hill speaks to the future of the Truckee field.
“I would like to get more of the team playing on a year-round basis so we don’t have so far to go at the beginning of the season,” added Howard.
First Team All Conference recipient Heather Shove will be spending plenty of time on the mound this summer and will return to the field next spring for what promises to be another dominating year for the team’s leader in nearly every category.
“We are much better ball players now than when we started. That is all I could ask for,” Howard said.
The Wolverines came out to a slow start against the Buckaroos in their final game and were unable to score on a solid Lowry field until the fifth inning.
Thanks to a triple by Cutter, who was 2 for 3 at the plate, Truckee brought home two runs but were unable to come back against a strong Lowry team.
Truckee finished the regular season 14-10.
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