Recap of softball season

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Photo by Victoria Nunez

Genevieve Avalos, a 15-year-old, accomplished joining the Patriots varsity softball as a freshman and she will continue to pursue being a varsity player throughout her entire high school experience.

“It feels good to be on varsity, kind of singled out though because they are all juniors and seniors and I was the only starter at first but they moved up another freshman,” left fielder Avalos said.

In early April, Birmingham Community Charter High School finished a game against  San Fernando High School with a loss of 11-5. Their game against their rival team, Cleveland High school, was an extremely close game with the Patriots winning 2-1. After losing 11 out of 25 games, the Birmingham girls picked themselves back up in early May when they won with an astounding 11-4 against Taft. The Patriots won a total of 17 out of 32  games. They ended their season with a national rank of 2504 and a state rank of 329.

“I will start to work hard by training this summer with the other returning varsity players and be the best I can be at my level,” Avalos said, expecting to pursue a future in playing softball.

With the wins and loses of Birmingham’s girl softball team, their year was an uphill battle. Now that the season is over, the team has time to recover for the next season.

“We are done with the season but for next year I think we are going to be strong even though we lost seven of our seniors,” Avalos said.