Cobre wins Monday
Monday’s game against Cobre was doomed from the beginning as starting pitcher Savannah Padilla hurt her arm and was out of the game. However, Hope Moses took her secondary position and replaced Padilla on the mound.
Moses struggled as she did her best to deliver to the plate, and she kept Cobre thinking about their swing selection.
“We have players that can adapt to other positions when necessary, and Hope is one of those players,” coach Belinda Sandoval said.
On the other hand, the Cobre pitcher had an impressive fast arm that often frustrated the Lady Warriors, as Cobre was ahead 6-0 by the third inning.
“The Cobre pitcher was good,” Sandoval said. “You can’t take that away from her.”
In addition, defensive errors continued to thwart Socorro’s defense. Cobre added two more points to their lead, but then Nancy Silva made a couple of great grabs at center field to get her team another chance at bat.
Base on balls put Aracely Alderete on the first base bag. Jasmin Williams connected down the first base line and was safe on first, and Alderete advanced to second. Natalie Paz hit the pitch down second for a double, advanced Williams to third and brought in Alderete.
Paz’s hit put the Warriors on the scoreboard 11-1 in favor of Cobre. But, Paz found herself in a pickle and was tagged for the third out. Maria Alderete also found herself in a pickle, but made it back to first base safe. Ashley Pyke connected over third base, but a home run by Cobre sealed their victory 18-1 at the bottom of the fifth inning.
“We need to keep coming together as a team and minimize our fundamental and mental errors,” Sandoval said. “Once we grasp that, we will be contenders.”