On Thursday, May 4, 2017, the Lady Trojans hosted the Waterville Shockers for the last two games of the season. The sun was out and it was a beautiful day for softball.
Game 1 – Manson 4, Waterville 22
Manson’s Diocelina Cervantes pitched game #1 for the Trojans. She gave up 14 walks in five innings and had six strikeouts. The Shockers scored 22 runs in five innings. Devyn Smith worked hard behind the plate and threw a couple runners out on the bases.
Waterville’s pitcher was talented and kept the Trojans in check. Trojan Megan Clausen had some success at the plate, hitting a double and a triple. Jasmine Pascacio also had a single, and Diocelina Cervantes had a double. The final score of game #1 was 4-22.
Game 2 – Manson 4, Waterville 22
Diocelina Cervantes pitched game #2 for the Trojans as well. She only gave up seven walks in this game, but there were several players that reached base on errors by the Trojan defense. The Shockers scored eight runs in the first inning, eight in the second, and six in the third.
Cervantes had a double in the first inning and eventually came around the score. The second inning was a shutout, but the Lady Trojans rallied a bit in the third inning. Smith, Cervantes and Sepulveda all reached on walks. Kassie Strange hit a single to score Smith. Alondra Chavez and Libbey Ireland also drew walks. Cervantes and Clausen scored. The final score of game #2 was 4-22.
Between games, the team honored three senior girls, as these were the last games of their careers. “Bianca Alexander, Jasmine Pascacio and Karina Mendoza, we are all so thankful for you and the leadership you have brought this team,” Coach Kendra Farnsworth said. “We wish you nothing but the absolute best in your journeys and know you will all do great things. We will miss you girls!”
All in all, it was a great season for the Trojans. “The girls have learned a lot and come a very long way since the beginning of the season,” Farnsworth said. “I am so proud of all of their hard work. Thanks for a great season girls!”
(Reported by Coach Kendra Farnsworth)