Playoff loss does not disparage softball

Other Staff

After capturing second place in WSL (Western Sierra League) with a 10-4 record, the Lady Eagles were seeded sixth in the playoffs and looked forward to a rematch with division rival Caruthers Blue Raiders on May15.

However, the girls were defeated, 10-8, in what coach Robert Foshee called their best game of the season. Foshee, who is also a Bible and history teacher on campus, pushed his team to the edge and saw real character development by the end of the year.

“I thought it was a good year,” Foshee said. “We were very successful but losing in the playoffs was very disappointing. Our seniors put a lot of heart into the season and displayed Christ-like character. They achieved a lot.”

“We did a great job toward the end of our season and I was so excited to have made it to playoffs,” Hillary Kell, ’05, center fielder said. “We came a long way together.”

Despite their loss at Caruthers, the team feels that next year’s games with Caruthers will be different.

“We were ready to play Caruthers and win,” Sara Wiens, ’04, pitcher said. “We will be back next year and I think Caruthers will be surprised.”