Hawks softball team defeats Feather River in first game of playoffs

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Asyah Zamani

The Hawks softball team beats the Feather River College Golden Eagles 4-1 on Friday for the first game of playoffs. Featured here is sophomore shortstop Leandra Coronado on the left and freshman center field Gabriella Lipsky on the right.

The Hawks softball team beat the Feather River College Golden Eagles 4-1 in the first game of playoffs on Friday.
The Hawks had a rough start in the first two innings of the game, but later scored four runs in the bottom of the third inning.
“I was really happy with the way we adjusted at the plate,” said Softball Head Coach Kristy Schroeder. “We stuck with certain plays and we didn’t give up because obviously they put the first run on the board and we came back, and you know, hit the ball well and the great thing is that it was everybody throughout the lineup.”
During the middle of the third inning, sophomore shortstop Leandra Coronado hit a single and scored a run, which tied the score 1-1.
Freshman center field Gabriella Lipsky went from third to home plate in the sixth inning.
“We all came together as a team, especially considering it’s the bottom of the lineup, so we don’t get as many at bats, but it was a team effort for sure,” Lipsky said.
Lipsky said the team had a great win and momentum going into the rest of the playoffs.
“I would say that we have a lot of hype going into playing them again,” Lipsky said. “We have a win under our shoulder, we know we can beat them, so as long as we keep the confidence and the momentum moving forward and play as a team, I think we can definitely beat them again to win the series.”
Coronado said it was a good feeling to get a win against the other team.
“I think we’re really ready for Saturday,” Coronado said. “We’ve been practicing the entire season kind of for this moment so just going out there being loose and just you know, depending on if you don’t have a great game that your teammate is gonna pick you up.”
Schroeder said that it was nice that everybody had some really good at bats and that they can continue to thrive.
“Everyday we work on hitting, we work on our defense, we work on communication, our pitcher’s pitch, you know, couple times a week to work on what they need to do,” Schroeder said. “It’s just one game at a time, one pitch at a time and hopefully we can go out and have another good show.”
The Hawks softball team went on to win the series 2-0 moving on to the second round of the playoffs where they are set to face San Jose City College.
The Hawks will lose home field advantage in the second round series traveling to San Jose with game one taking place on May 13 at 2 p.m.