Team has rough start to season, things looking up for CCS

April 27, 2016 — by Julia Miller and Jay Kim

For the girls on the softball team, the April 20 game against Wilcox was a welcome highlight in an uneven season. Senior pitcher Eleni Spirakis threw a no-hitter in the 11-0 rout. The team is now in fifth place in the De Anza Division with a 3-3 record as of April 20.

For the girls on the softball team, the April 20 game against Wilcox was a welcome highlight in an uneven season. Senior pitcher Eleni Spirakis threw a no-hitter in the 11-0 rout. The team is now in fifth place in the De Anza Division with a 3-3 record as of April 20.

With recent performances, the girls are only one game behind for second place in the league, with Los Gatos in first. It is still questionable whether the lady Falcons will make it to CCS once the regular season ends

“As for how far into it we can go, it really all depends on the effort we put into these next couple of practices and games,” junior first baseman Sophie Parr said.

According to Parr, their defense has gotten better this season, but the Falcons continue to struggle at the plate.

“Our team is consistent at keeping [opposing baserunners] to a minimum, and when there is more baserunning than we hope for, our team is very good at staying calm,” Parr said. “Our coach is really stressing on improving our hitting, and it has truly shown these past couple of games.”

On the game against Aragon on April 13, because of the high number of bunts and superb pitches made by Spirakis, the Falcons were able to secure a 6-0 win.

The girls won 8-3 against Valley Christian on April 12. The team was surprised by their relatively easy victory as the girls were nervous going against the competitive private school.

“We ended up playing really well, and we came out hitting in the first inning and didn’t stop until the end,” shortstop Rachel Davey said.

Before spring break, on April 2, the girls were able to defeat Homestead who are currently placed first on the league with no loss.

“They only got one run, after all,” Davey said. “We hit the ball really hard, but our hits just didn’t [follow through]. I think that next time we can definitely beat them.”

Due to printing deadlines, the Falcon was not able to cover the games against Los Gatos on April 27, Milpitas on April 29 and Westmont on April 30.