Beavers defeat Falcons in total shutdown

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Ciera Pyle about to hit, which leads her to a full run against the Folsom Lake Falcons on Feb. 25 at the softball stadium at American River College. (Photo by Bram Martinez)

Bram Martinez

The Folsom Lake Falcons challenged the American River College Beavers in a bout of softball, that left the Beavers winners with a score of 5-2 at ARC on Feb. 25. 

The weather was reminiscent of a fresh spring day.  The only sounds were the crowd cheering, the loud music that the players enjoyed, and the endless chanting of both teams.  

Lisa Delgado, head coach of the softball team, said she was happy with the results of the game.

“It was big-A softball at its finest, it was exciting to see our players ready to go,” Delgado said.  “[Like players]1-9 on the line, they produce, they executed well, and it all started with Ralston on the mount today, she did a phenomenal job.”

Cassie Ralston, the team’s pitcher, said she  enjoyed herself on the pitcher’s mound. Ralston herself struck out five opposing players.

“It was a lot of fun, we kept fighting trying to keep on winning every single inning, working our butts off,” Ralston said.  “Every win here on out is an important win.”

The team got the hits in clutch moments of the game that helped them get on the scoreboard.  The only complaint is the ruling on certain bunts, but other than that the game was pretty one sided.The players that successfully made a full run included Rachel Harvell, Shayla Castillon, Sam Anderson, and Ciera Pyle.

“There were a couple of bunts we should have been able to make,” Delgado said.

The next home game will be in March. 6, against the Lassen College Cougars