By Justin Albright Posted April 17, 2013
On Saturday, April 13, 2013, the Lady Bucks hosted a doubleheader against the Wolverines of West Wendover. The Bucks used dominant pitching and hitting to sweep the two games with ease, 16-1, and 26-0.
The Bucks had dominant outings from their defense and their offense, and when that happens, they’re tough to beat.
“Starting strong defensively really helps, and then backing it up without offensive. All three phases of the game, pitching, hitting, and defense was all on today. It’s good when all three phases are working together,” said coach Ty Lucas.
Coming into the season, the Bucks didn’t know what to expect after losing the majority of their team to graduation. The only thing that was certain from this young group of athletes was that improvements would be made on a daily basis.
“At the beginning of the year, our ultimate goal was to make the state tournament again. The small-term goals were to take a young team, and improve each week so that at the final part of the season we can be playing as we should be,” said Lucas.
The Bucks didn’t do too well coming out of the gate, but with every week, they’ve made a diehard effort to improve their skills in practice every day.
“We’ve made a lot of improvement since our first game and we are still working hard to get better,” said sophomore, and starting first basemen, Alyssa Dendary.
As the season comes to a close, the Bucks are trying to make a good, strong effort into sharpening all of their skills and making sure that they’re ready for what lies ahead.
“We just need to take one game at a time, keep improving, and ultimately we hope to be the best team peaking at the start of playoffs,” said Lucas.
The Bucks still have eight more games on the schedule, but the goals are to keep getting ready for the playoffs.
“Tough practices and keeping up the intensity in those practices are the main goals. If we keep working hard in practice, it should translate over to the games,” said Lucas.