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Softball ends on a high note, now preparing for the next one

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Sophomore Nattaly Villaseñor practices bunting during practice in the softball field.

Sophomore Nattaly Villaseñor practices bunting during practice in the softball field.

Julissa Rangel

Julissa Rangel

Sophomore Nattaly Villaseñor practices bunting during practice in the softball field.

Casey Wanatick

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This past season, the varsity softball team overcame the poor play from last season and worked as a team to produce a season that showed high hopes for the next year.

“I feel like I played better than my freshman year,” sophomore Nattaly Villaseñor said. “My batting average went higher than my freshman year so I feel proud of that.”

The team ended with an 11-18-1 record this season and lost in the second round of the playoffs to Venice High School 10-0. They ranked as the 465th best team in California.

Villaseñor played in the outfield alongside junior Genevieve Avalos. Villaseñor earned a .200 batting average while Avalos earned a .265 batting average.

“Honestly, I think I did pretty good,“ Avalos said. “I did better than my sophomore season so that was a benefit. You always want to get better as the season goes so I mean strikeouts were less than last year so that was good and I got more contact on the ball.”

The Lady Patriots will be preparing and training a lot this off-season, hoping to have a better season next spring.

“Honestly, just getting a lot more power, getting stronger, going to the weight room,” Avalos said. “Maybe doing extra hours of practice and all that type of thing just to get prepared or better well prepared for the next season.”

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Casey Wanatick, Staff Writer

Casey Wanatick is a staff writer for The Pearl Post. It is his first year on staff. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, video games like NBA 2K and Madden Football, hanging out with friends and just binging on his favorite Netflix shows like “The Office” and “Criminal Minds.” Casey also takes a passion in following politics and enjoys talking about them. Casey joined The Pearl Post because he has a passion for journalism and is confident to take on any task at hand. You can see Casey’s newest work by following him on twitter @cjwanatick

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Julissa Rangel is The Pearl Post’s Entertainment Editor for the 2018-19 school year. This is her second consecutive year on staff. Outside of school, Rangel loves to watch movies, travel, go to concerts and spend time with her friends. Her favorite musical artists are Kali Uchís, Marc Anthony and Rihanna. She hopes to see them all in concert before she turns 20. Besides music, Rangel is incredibly passionate about Marxist theory, the womanist movement and teaching. She’s set on becoming an ESL teacher for elementary schoolers but as of now, her biggest goal is to pass her upcoming AP exams with fives and graduate high school with a GPA of at least 3.8.

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