Softball falls to Schurr in winless preseason

By Vaughn Huelsman

Staff Writer

The softball team has failed to win a single game of the four played this preseason and has only scored one run in its three most recent outings. The squad dropped 6-0 at Schurr High School on Monday, March 14 and is struggling to find its footing before the quickly approaching league season.

The first inning ended with a score of 0-0, with the Tigers presenting a promising start to the game. The defense kept the one hit from becoming a run and senior left fielder Avery Douglas hit a double to start. In the second, the Tigers continued their strong defensive stand, conceding only one run, but still failng to create anything offensively. South Pasadena began to fall apart in the third inning, in which they allowed base hit after base hit, bringing the score up to 5-0. The Tigers struggled to return any runners in scoring position for the rest of the game–a continuing trend throughout this season–and allowed one more run before the final out.

The Tigers brought up freshman pitcher Anna Riffle to pitch in the game against Schurr for the injured junior starter Adriana Ramirez . Riffle played a solid game and will continue pitching until Ramirez is cleared to return from her ankle injury.

“We played defense really well today, especially the outfield,” junior second baseman Katherine Conte said. “We just need to focus on improving our offense.”

The Tigers hope to finally get going with a win in their final preseason game against Alhambra at home on Tuesday, March 15.