Lady Knights defeat alumni

Sidney Bryant

For Coach Leann Taylor, preparation for the 2010-11 softball season seems to be going pretty well. She watched her current squad romp former players 7-0 in the alumni game, which took place on Nov. 6.

Despite this game being versus alumni, Taylor and her coaching staff seemed impressed with the outcome.

Sophomore pitcher Hannah Shafer started the game off for the Lady Knights with a very strong performance.

In her nearly four innings pitched, Shafer ousted four batters, allowed two base hits with no runs. Shafer has a live arm that could give many opponents nightmares as the season progresses.

“It felt very good out there today.” Shafer said. “I must admit, as the season prolongs we will only get better.”

The game was close until the top of the fourth inning. Sophomore second baseman Elizabeth Vaca gave the Lady Knights a 5-0 lead over the alumni team with a double to left field that scored two runs.

From top to bottom, Taylor has a very deep and enthusiastic group of girls on this year’s roster.

“No doubt, I do feel my girls have the chance to be an elite team in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference this year,” Taylor said.