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Softball goes strong in league but falls in CCS

The softball team lost in the first round of CCS at home against Mount Pleasant on May 21 with a score of 8-6, ending its successful season. The Falcons placed third in the De Anza League with a record of 9-3.
 Senior infielder Amanda Lee said the CCS game was difficult and they could have won. 
“I thought that we had our opportunities to score throughout the game and didn't always take advantage,” Lee said.
Despite moving to the competitive league, the Falcons won four out of their six games in May. Even though the final league game against Wilcox resulted in a 6-5 loss, the Falcons still showed major improvement from their game against the team earlier in the season. 
“The first time [we played Wilcox] they blew us out, but the second time we were right with them the whole time,” junior catcher Analisa Ruff said.
Ruff said that once the team found how to work together collectively, they began playing better in games. Prior to the loss against Wilcox, the team defeated rival Los Gatos 8-2 on May 12. Other wins, such as the 10-1 against Valley Christian on May 8 and the 6-1 against Santa Clara on May 9, showed the Falcons’ improvement.
“Our team has definitely improved [since last year],” Ruff said. “[The season] started off rough and we had our ups and downs, but we learned to work together and started to play really well.”
The team now prepares farther in CCS than last year, where they couldn’t get past the second round game. Ruff believes that increasing the team’s energy level will make a huge difference from last year.
“We always find ourselves getting really quiet in the dugout and not paying as much attention as we should be,” Ruff said. “But as long as we’re really focused and bring our game then I think we will do pretty well.”
 
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