The Hawks’ softball team sent Folsom Lake Falcons packing with back-to-back wins of a double header on March 8, winning the second of the two games 9-4.
Poor defense from the Falcons and a barrage of hits from the Hawks helped them jump out to an early 5-1 lead after four innings.
“We came in and we scored some runs and that make it easier when we’re on defense,” said freshman utility-player Hannah Steege. “We have a couple of errors, it’s okay because we have that run support and that’s going to make it easier for our pitcher, and it just takes a little pressure off of everyone.”
Solid pitching from sophomore Courtney Lozano kept the Falcons in check early in the game, only allowing two runs through the first five innings..
“I like getting pumped with my team,” said Lozano. “I love having a team and I love having them around me, they get me hyped.”
The Hawks snatched both home games of the double header from the Falcons and strong pitching was key to both wins.
“I thought our pitchers threw well today; I was real happy with their performance on the mound,” said Head Coach Kristy Schroeder. “They kept us in the game, they hit their spots and stayed composed throughout the game, so I think both the pitchers did really well.”
The season has had ups and downs, but the Hawks have compiled a seven and five record in their first 12 games this year.
Members of the team said the same thing about playing, just have fun with the game.
Freshman outfielder Aliah Cisneros loves softball and she said she is happy to play it in college.
“It’s a great feeling before a game, with all of my friends, getting hyped up,” said Cisneros. “It’s a good feelings.”