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Softball Wraps Up Season

The Northview Lady Titans (3-14, 3-13 Region 7-AAAAAA) fell to the Chattahoochee Lady Cougars (11-10, 9-7 Region 7-AAAAAA) 11-5 yesterday, September 28. It was Senior Night for the Lady Titans and their two seniors shortstop Sophia Hamill and second baseman Rui Fujinaga. The Lady Titans had a rough first inning, allowing the Lady Cougars to score six runs. The Lady Titans had no runs until the third inning. Sophomore centerfielder Savannah McDaniel and junior catcher Jasmin Henry made big plays batting and in the field.

“It’s going to be hard to leave this team because I had fun with all my teammates. It’s hard for me because it was my last game ever as a Lady Titan,” Hamill said.

The Lady Titans did a good job fighting back with two runs in the bottom of the third. The Lady Cougars had a total of twelve hits but also tallied four errors. The Lady Titans had eight hits and only one error. They had many players come in and contribute. Freshman Ashlen Wilson came in to hit and got a single that scored McDaniel at the bottom of the third.  With the season coming to the end, they tried to get the seniors one last win but fell short. The Lady Titans had a rough start but by the end of the year they had greatly improved the things they struggled with.

“We had a fun season at the end. It was a good night for us and for the seniors. I’m going to miss this season,” Coach Evan Baker said.

The Lady Titans made some really good plays defensively which helped them come back after the Lady Cougars scored big in the first inning. Hamill made some really good plays at shortstop and McDaniel made a great catch in center field to end the disastrous first inning.  The Lady Titans also had some key hits that helped to score some runs and avoid stranding runners. McDaniel recorded a double and scored one. Also, Fujinaga had a single that scored one runner in the bottom of the third. After last night the Lady Titans are done for the year, as they were unable to make it to the region tournament. The returning players are moving forward onto the next season but they will miss their two seniors out on the field.

“It will be hard going into the next season with some key players leaving but we will just have to adjust,” Eve Chapa said.