Girls Softball Season Comes to an Unexpected End

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Alyssa Esquivel

Due to the spread of the coronavirus, high school athletes across the nation were forced to endure the inevitable truth that their season would come to a close. While many athletes were saddened by this decision, no one was more disappointed than those in their senior year as they will never get the chance to play one last game with their teammates before going their separate ways. Christopher Esparza (12) was especially upset about this news as he was “hoping to watch the seniors finish off their last season on a strong note.”

The Hamilton Girls Softball Varsity Team had only played three games this year when their season eventually came to halt. In those few games, however, they were able to go undefeated as they shut out the Desert Vista Thunder by a final score of 9-0. They then pulled out another convincing victory the following week as they won 15-0 against Liberty High School. Their last game was at home against Sandra Day O’ Connor High School where they won 9-6. Senior outfielder Hannah Vargas, played a major role in the girls’ win as she scored the team’s only home run that night. 

Although the girls’ season came to an unexpected end, it does not take away from the terrific start they had and the memories that they will carry on for years to come. “I think the important thing to remember right now is the reason why everything has been canceled and that is to protect the health and safety of everyone.” Jacob Gonzales (12) commented on the matter. Make sure to continue to practice social distancing and know when this over, we will be stronger than ever!