It was a tough four-game series for Coyote softball as they ended their season with four straight losses from the Humboldt State Jacks the weekend of April 26.
The Yotes traveled to Arcata, Calif.where they faced the Jacks, a CCAA regular season champion team with an overall record of 40 wins and 12 losses.
Freshman pitcher Kacey Cota started on the mound for the Coyotes in game one.
Cota had a rough start, allowing seven hits and eight runs total in the game.
Her relief, junior pitcher Taylor Davis, came in and allowed only two runs on two hits.
Offensively, the Coyotes could not match up against their opposition.
The only Yotes to earn a hit in the game were Charlotte Gazlote, Alyssa Flores, Monica Ferguson, Victoria Lievanos, and Jacqueline Lopez. Each of them hit a single in different innings.
Although the Coyotes had a total of five hits, they scored only one run in the entire game.
They would lose to the Jacks in game one 10-1 after just five innings of play.
From then on things went downhill for the Yotes as the result of game two was not much different from the first.
It seemed as though the outcome might be different for the Coyotes as they had four hits and scored two runs in the first inning.
Despite their efforts, they failed to score any runs the remainder of the game.
Coyote head coach Tacy Duncan started Cota on the mound who sheultimately ended up pitching four different pitchers throughout the game.
The athleticism of all four pitchers was not enough for the offensive performance of the Jacks, who ended the game with 17 hits and 19 runs.
Again, the game ended after just five innings with the Jacks coming out on top 19-2.
On Saturday the series continued to game three, much like the first pair of games the Coyotes continued to struggle with the Jacks.
The Coyotes were able to manage three singles from Lopez, Flores, and Lievanos.
These would be the only three hits earned for the Yotes in the entire game.
Defensively the Coyotes would allow one run in the first inning, two in the third, two in the fourth, and six in the fifth.
After the game the Jacks were able to shut out the Coyotes 11-0.
Although the Yotes went on to lose game four, they would play through seven innings for the first time in the series.
In the top of the fourth inning, Flores hit a single up the middle and would eventually score off a single hit by Lievanos.
However the Jacks answered and gained the lead in the same inning.
Flores came through in the fifth to bring in junior outfielder Darian Manuz, tying the game at two.
Even though the Coyotes would outhit the Jacks 11-10, they went on to lose the game 6-2.
The Lady Yotes struggled throughout the series ending the 2013 season with an overall record of 18 wins and 36 losses.
However the lady Yotes plan on taking advantage of their off season and returning as a stronger and faster team.