Dedicated. That is one way to describe Yuba College’s softball team. Black eyes and broken wrists occur – not at games, but during practice. These girls are not afraid to get down and dirty because they love the game.
At practice on March 7, a ball headed towards Kathleen Bishop. She made a nice dive to catch the ball, and catch it she did. However, when she landed, she broke her olner and radius – both bones in the wrist. A solid part of the team just ended her season. According to Coach Stephanie Reynolds, losing Bishop will be tough. Renyolds said, “Bishop is a big part of the team. She is a solid utility that we can count on. Wherever we put her, she gives 110 percent. However, at practice she gave 120 percent, and it went the wrong way.”
Reynolds also stated that Bishop had told her, “Coach, if I had to do it all over again, I would because we need to practice catching more balls like that.”
On March 8, practice was another brutal one. Only the day before did teammate Bishop break her wrist, and this day Sulu Penerosa, from American Somoa, got a nice black eye. However, she commented, “We are doing pretty good so far. We had a really good game against Feather River, and the season will be a good one.”
At the last game on March 3, the Yuba women beat Lassen 8-0. Marija Hedrick was 3-for-3 and Meghan Hauck was 2-for-3. Now the women hold an even record of (5-5) for the preseason games and their actual conference started on March 10 against Delta.
Yuba lost both games to Delta (1-0, 2-). Amber Landrum pitched all nine innings of the first game, striking out seven and walking one. Marija Hedrick pitched the second game, striking out two and walking two.
Hedrick was also 2-for-3 from the plate.
Note: In the last issue, Geri Crisp is quoted saying that she had a great pitching day in their season opener. However, Crisp did not pitch that day. Crisp instead had said that the team had a great pitching day. The Sports staff of The Prospector apologize for any inconviences this may have caused.