by Devin Thebeau
The Las Lomas softball team has had a very trying season this year, finishing in sixth place in league with a 5-16-1 record.
In the team’s final game of the season on May 17, Las Lomas lost to Dougherty Valley 11-5.
Freshman Gita Mallya went 2-3 with three RBIs, her best offensive game of the season.
The Knights faced Miramonte on May 10, outscoring the Matadors 14-3 to earn their final win of the year. Senior Erin Flor led the team, going 5-5 with two doubles and two RBIs.
During this game, the Knights stole nine bases, with senior Colette Pruitt leading the team with two steals.
Junior Stephanie Merhoff got the win, recording six strikeouts in five innings.
On May 8, the Knights lost to Campolindo 7-3. Sophomore Jacqueline Cashman went 1-4 and led the scoring for the Knights with two RBIs.
The Knights lost to Dublin 5-0, recording only three hits.
In a game against Alhambra on May 1, the Knights fell 11-0. The Bulldogs allowed only one hit, to freshman Elis Feyzieva.
With many young players, the future looks bright for the Knights. Because of this, coach Michael McEwen is very optimistic about next season.
“We had nine girls that were first time varsity, six of which were freshman,” said McEwen. “We have some freshmen that will be great leaders in the future.”
The girls feel McEwen has done an excellent job with the team.
“He stuck with us through tough years, and he is really helping to us to improve our game,” said Merhoff.
Merhoff will be back next year to continue making contributions on the mound and agrees that the team’s future looks bright.
“The team will get a lot better because the freshmen will have a lot more experience under their belt,” said Merhoff.