Softball struggles in season-opening tournament

Softball struggles in season-opening tournament

By Brandon Eastman Posted March 15, 2012

The Lowry Buckaroos varsity softball team traveled to Sacramento, CA to begin their season. They wanted to be exposed to the tough competition before league play begins, and that is exactly what they got.

“It was good for us to see that kind of competition in order to get us ready for league,” said senior second baseman Angie Herrera.

Things kicked off on Thursday against Galena. The Bucks struggled defensively and offensively in an ugly first game of the season, in which they lost 10-0.

The Lady Bucks’ play improved throughout the weekend, but it was still a struggle for them to put runs on the scoreboard.

Friday saw the Bucks take on St. Francis in a close game. St. Francis eventually pulled out the win against Lowry by a final score of 3-0. The Lady Buck’s next game didn’t count toward their tournament record, as the team they were supposed to play was forced to forfeit. The Bucks, however, picked up an exhibition game against nationally-ranked Elk Grove, in which they lost 5-1.

Saturday morning kept on with the struggles for the Lady Bucks when they lost 11-3 to Benicia and finished off their tournament with a loss to Franklin.

“In practice, we’ve been working on our offense and talking and base-running,” said Herrera.

The Lady Bucks will travel to West Wendover this weekend for a three-game series against the Wolverines to get their league season started.

“We hope to pick up three wins and to get better with each game,” said Herrera.

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