Lady Tigers softball wins two at home

By Sheila Miller
sports@taosnews.com
Posted 4/18/19

The Lady Tigers softball team won both of their home games Saturday (April 12) against district leader Los Alamos, bringing their district record to 2-3.The Taos …

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Lady Tigers softball wins two at home

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The Lady Tigers softball team won both of their home games Saturday (April 12) against district leader Los Alamos, bringing their district record to 2-3.

The Taos softball team has a lot of new personalities this year with their five freshmen. Now that they - plus the four basketball players who weren't able to begin practicing with the team until after the winter season ended, and the rest of the team - are all there together, their team chemistry is beginning to solidify.

"We kept the routine plays routine," said head coach Ramon Abreu. The Lady Tigers took the field for each game ready to go the whole seven innings, kept their focus and "cleaned up fundamentals."

The result? Two back-to-back victories over a solid Los Alamos Hilltopper team. Taos won the first game 8-3 and the second 5-4, including home runs from Maddalynn Quintana and Araceli Rivera in the first and second games, respectively, keeping alive a growing home-game home run streak.

The Lady Tigers seized the opportunity to show what they can do and left the field with "the excitement of what could be," as coach Abreu calls it.

The Lady Tigers played in Española on Tuesday (April 16) after this section went to press. Fans can see them at home when they host Ratón for a nonconference double-header Thursday (April 18) with games at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., and the varsity team travels to Pojoaque Valley Tuesday (April 23) for a 4 p.m. game.

"I'm proud of my girls," Abreu said. "Win or lose, I'm proud of my girls."

Correction: In the April 11 story about the Lady Tigers, we misidentified the player at first base. It was freshman Angelina Garcia playing first base.

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