The Coyote’s women softball team prevailed with a win against the UC San Diego Tritons in the opener with a 4-1 victory but ended with a loss in the second game with a score of 8-0. The Coyotes are now up 2-4 record overall.
Suffering from a two game losing streak against the Tritons, the girls fought hard with a vengeance to redeem themselves.
Trailing 1-0 through out the first five innings, senior infielder Alyssa Flores shined through towards the end of the sixth inning hitting a home run center field bringing in two players to home base.
In the first half of the seventh inning infielder Charlotte Galzote managed to steal second base, advancing to third base but came short leaving her run unearned. In addition, infielder Alyssa Ramos scored on a wild pitch.
Thus, earning their first win against the competitive second ranked team, leading with a 4-1 win.
“It was a nice feeling to hit a home run. I wasn’t trying to do anything special and it turned out to be overwhelming,” said Flores.
She continues to say, “The first game we played scared, we were walking on eggshells. We had a lot more to play for. We’re not those team to be easily beaten.”
According to Flores, the team yearned to return hard and prove that they’re not an easy team to defeat.
Unfortunately, their victory was short lived when the Tritons gained the upper hand in the last game leaving the Coyotes pointless with a disappointing loss of 8-0.
The second game turned out to be a challenging task during the second inning when Trintons player Caitlin Brown succeeded a tripled down the right field line bringing in three players, bringing the score from one to four.
Towards the end of the second inning the Tritons managed to score another two points leading the pack.
The fifth inning ended with the Tritons scoring an additional two points, winning the game.
“It was disappointing to win and then get shut down. We are a better team than that and I don’t want people thinking our win was just a fluke and we got lucky,” said Flores.
However, those disappointing losses has only sparked a light for the Coyotes to improve their techniques against upcoming opponents.
The new batch of girls still have a lot to learn but are improving as every game passes.
Flores believes that the team will emerge together once everyone is on the same page.
“We’re a new group of girls and the first couple games were not in our favor. We can still get the job done in upcoming games,” said Flores.
Three-time All-CCAA selection Britney Butler is expecting to make a comeback from UCL surgery now that she is able to participate and play.
Now that the team has one of their major players back, senior infielder Britney Butler, time will only tell if they can overcome their past losses.