Wrap-Up: Girls’ softball defeated by Santa Paula at first home game 4-12

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Wrap-Up: Girls’ softball defeated by Santa Paula at first home game 4-12

Joshua Modglin

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In the their first home game of the season held on Monday at Ventura College, the Foothill girls’ softball team played against Santa Paula High School. Foothill was defeated with a final score of 4-12.

Coach Priscilla Rouse-Becker believes that the girls’ made “good hits and some good plays.”

Senior Monica Mendoza had a “stellar day” batting, said Rouse-Becker. Freshman Jazmine Razo and senior Shelby Booker both made two hits of the three times they were up to bat. According to Rouse-Becker, freshman and pitcher Jessica Mendoza had a “good day on the [pitcher] mound.”

The coach added that the girls are “at a good place for this time in the season.”

“This is a young team and some of the girls need to work on improving their confidence while performing some of the fundamentals of the game such as bunting and fielding,” said Rouse-Becker. “That will all come in time.”

Even with the defeat, Rouse-Becker noticed that the team is still staying excited.

“The girls are doing a good job of staying up for the games; a lot of noise and excitement [is] coming from the dugout,” she said.

The girls’ softball team plays against Bishop Garcia Diego High School on Thursday in their second home game of the season, held at Ventura College.

Rouse-Becker believes the team will improve with every game.

“This team will get stronger each time they step on field,” said Rouse-Becker. “They are learning how to play and win as a team, with a wide variety of experience and skill. It will take some time but they will continue to get better.”

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