South Fork Softball Wraps Up League Play

Victoria Van Meter pitching for the Lady Cubs at Hoopa last week [Photo by Crystal Salomon]

South Fork High’s Lady Cubs softball team lost the last four regular season games in the the Humboldt Del Norte Little Four Conference last week, falling 18-2 and 13-12 at Hoopa on Wednesday and then falling 19-1 and 12-0 at Ferndale on Saturday.

“Hoopa had their bats going and we started working against ourselves again with too many errors and against a team like Hoopa that likes to hit you can’t afford errors,” said head coach Lisa Todd.  “We would hit and get on but couldn’t produce many runs.”

Senior first baseman Gabi Moore was 2 for 3 with a run scored, and sophomore shortstop Regina Salomon was 2 for 3 with an RBI. Freshman Paloma Avilez had two singles and an RBI.

Gabi Moore after knocking a double last week at Hoopa [Photo by Crystal Salomon]

Coach Todd was pleased with the way the team bounced back in the second game. “This was the team I have been waiting for. We cut down our errors and hit the ball well and were ahead 12-11 in top of the 7th, but Hoopa came out swinging in the bottom of the inning and got the runs they needed.”

The Lady Cubs exploded for 12 runs on 15 hits and a seven-ruin fifth inning and took advantage of free passes and errors to keep the slug fest tight until the last inning.

Senior shortstop Victoria Van Meter had three RBI on a home run and a single and 3 runs scored. Moore was 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Freshman second baseman Jasmine Todd was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Salomon had 2 RBI was was 3 for 5. Senior center fielder Sabrina Miclette had a single, an RBI and a run scored. Sophomore pitcher Anjo Girard had two runs scored and was 1 for 2 with a walk.

On Saturday at Ferndale South Fork took a beating from League Champs Ferndale, losing both games by mercy rule. In the 12-0 loss the Lady Cubs had just two hits, a double by Van Meter and a single by 3rd baseman Kylee Girard, who stole second.

In the nightcap the Lady Cubs lost 18-1, scoring their only run in the first inning after Van Meter doubled and scored on a Ferndale error.

The Lady Cubs have a 4-0 record against school in their enrollment category–Division 6– and will be seeded in the North Coast Section post season tournament this Sunday.

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  • Good job Lady Cubs, you girls have proved your self against all the small schools in your enrollment division and you even gave Hoopa a run for there money! Some of the girl on this team really love this sport and it really shows. Good luck at North Coast Sections!!!

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