Nogales’ softball teams played hard against Bell Gardens


Fernando Rax, Sophomore

On March 6, the Nogales varsity and junior varsity softball teams each played a game against Bell Gardens High School.

At 3:15 P.M., the Nogales softball teams played a non-conference game at home, which would prepare both teams for their league matches later in the season. The two teams had different results against the Bell Gardens Lancers.

JV played well, but lost with a score of 3 to 7. This was due to Bell Gardens’ solid defense throughout the entire game, even when sophomore players like Jamie Cervantes and Jacqueline Martinez were able to hit clean shots towards the infield and outfield.

The Nobles tried their luck at changing their strategies to keep up against a fast pitcher on the Bell Gardens team. Eventually, the Nobles were able to break the Lancers’ defense, which allowed the Nobles to steal a few bases.

Unfortunately, it was not enough to win the game. “Although we lost, our team still worked hard. Our loss today will just encourage us to practice harder for future games,” explains Jacqueline Martinez.

Varsity, on the other hand, won their game with a score of 6 to 2. The Lady Nobles were able to break Bell Gardens’ defense throughout the duration of the game. After multiple bases were stolen, the varsity team was able to secure a win.

The softball coaches were also very supportive and motivated their players to work hard throughout the game. Jamie Cervantes recalled a quote from her coach, Kiko: “It only takes one pitch to hit a home run, kid.”

The Lady Nobles’ softball teams have 16 games left in their season. To win their next games, every player needs to work positively and diligently, especially since league games are right around the corner.