JV softball starts season with loss to Bears


Photo by Riann Fujihara

Freshman Jaelyne Navarro focuses on the game during the fifth inning. The Bears won over the Warriors, 13-0, at Patsy Mink Field on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2016.

The Baldwin High Bears won, 13-0, against the Kamehameha Maui junior varsity girls softball team at Patsy Mink Field on January 4, 2017.

A lot of new players turned out for the Warriors this year, and the team consists of 11 freshmen and four sophomores.

“I think they played well, it was their first game. For some of them, this was actually their first time ever playing softball. We had quite a few girls on the team who never played before, so I’m really proud of them,” said Coach Mark Vaught, Kamehameha Maui’s jv softball coach.

The game lasted five innings, Baldwin started quickly in the lead, 5-0. Throughout the 2nd and the 3rd innings, the Bears scored one point for each inning. During the 4th inning, the Warriors remained scoreless, and the score was 7-0 at the top of the fifth inning.

The Bears kept the points coming and ended the game, 13-0, after five innings.

“This was our first game, so we just wanted to see what the girls were all about. The goal was to play hard and to see what the outcome is,” said Ryan Ferreira, Baldwin High School’s assistant jv softball coach.

The Bears started off strong, and they played aggressively throughout the game.

“As a team we played very good. We usually play individually, but together we played as a team and worked together as a team instead of just playing one-on-one,” said Bryana Yoshida, BHS jv softball player.

Despite the rough beginning for the Warriors, they are optimistic for the season ahead, and they plan to make improvements in the future. Freshman Jerriah Solomon said that the Warriors did well for their first game, and she would like to build a stronger connection with her teammates.

The second game of the season for the Warriors will be Saturday, Jan. 7, at Lahainaluna High School at 6 p.m.