JV softball hits hard against Vista


Sierra Gomperts

Freshman Alana Snow steps up to bat during the JV softball game against Vista. The girls beat the Panthers 13-2.

On a sunny spring Friday, JV softball went head to head with the Panthers. Carlsbad at 5-0 was looking to keep an undefeated record while facing league rivals. Since 2004 Carlsbad has dominated in all levels of softball, holding a 19-4-1 in JV. The Lady Lancers looked to repeat their success against Vista at home.

Carlsbad jumped out to an 2-o lead in the bottom of the first inning. Sophomore Maddison Hays was on the mound pitching, holding the Panthers at zero. In the bottom of the 3rd inning carlsbad capitalized on some errors, freshman Jessi Derby hit a line drive home run during the 8 run rout.

“It felt pretty good, I’ve been struggling [at the plate] so its good to finally get one,” Derby said.

With the recent success of everyone performances, captains and coaches are really glad to see the team come together and play well.

“As a captain its always good to see anyone preform well,” junior Kayla Griffin said. “If someone isn’t doing well then the other captains and I are there to help them shake it off and move on.”

Madison Hayes was solid the entire game, holding Vista to only two runs. Hayes contributed to the offense, by knocking 2 hits and scoring a run. With the rest of the offense scoring 13, Hayes was glad to get some run support during her complete game performance.

“I feel good, there were some frustrating calls that I wanted and didn’t get but everything worked out,” Hayes said. “It feels good to get a 10 run mercy in our first home league game.”

Carlsbad won with the final 13-2. The Lady Lancers improved to a record of 6-0, undefeated during league play.

“It feels really good to be having the success that we have,” Griffin said. “Everyone has been playing together since we were young so the chemistry and everything really pays off. We are playing confident and we are looking forward to get the chance to repeat our success in the future.”

Griffin, Hays, Derbi and the rest of the team have high hopes for the rest of the season, both on the field and off.

“It feels good to win with all my friends playing beside me,” Hays said. “We’ve had some success and we hope to continue to win throughout the season.”