SACRAMENTO — Despite threatening with the bases loaded late in its Sac-Joaquin Section Division I softball playoff game Saturday against Roseville, Ponderosa fell 2-0 to the Tigers at the Sacramento Softball Complex.
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The Bruins (14-7-1) started their rally when Madison Anderson singled and Taylor Doane and McKenna Rickles walked. But with two outs, a Bruin batter flew out to end the frame.
“We made some adjustments after our first at-bats,” Ponderosa head coach Dwayne Brekke said. “That’s when we started to put the ball into play, and having a better eye as far as (choosing pitches to hit.)”
Anderson had both of the Bruins’ hits, going 2-for-3 on the day while Doane walked three times.
Roseville pitcher Naomi Monahan struck out 12. The Tigers scored runs in the first and fourth innings and finished with eight hits.
Seven seniors played their final prep softball game; Bailey Nordquist, Doane, Rachel Timberman, Shawna Boley, Deva Bharne, Cassidy Lujan and Vernoica Greene.
“The seniors have been awesome,” Brekke said. “They understand the game.”
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