ABINGDON, Va. – Just over one particular calendar year back, Abingdon Falcons baseball participant Cole Lambert just about observed his time as a prep athlete conclusion at Falcon Park.

The catcher was chasing a ball guiding home plate when he slid into a brick wall and fractured the femur in his left leg.

“The doctors explained to me there was no way I would be able to make it again for soccer season and that I would probably miss most of baseball time,” Lambert claimed.

Adhering to two surgeries and a great number of hrs of grueling rehab, Lambert added another chapter to his designed-for Disney inspirational story at Falcon Park.

The 6-foot-1, 190-pound senior permitted just five hits and recorded 6 strikeouts over five innings as the Falcons acquired a 3-1 earn in excess of the Christiansburg Blue Demons in the Region 3D championship at Falcon Park.

Abingdon (23-2) will host Spotswood in the VHSL Class 3 quarterfinals Tuesday at 6, even though Christiansburg (22-3) will have to vacation to Liberty Christian Academy. LCA necessary just five innings Friday to defeat Spotswood 13- for the Location 3C title.

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Has Lambert blocked out his nightmarish damage, which unfolded in a Mountain 7 District tournament matchup from John Fight?

“No, I believe about that night time all the time and it’s undoubtedly enthusiasm,” Lambert mentioned. “I really don’t just take any possibility for granted.”

Freshman Jett Humphreys gave Lambert all the offense he would have to have in the very first inning with a two-run residence operate off a fastball.

Christiansburg, which gathered 8 hits, scored in the second inning and mounted numerous threats right before Lambert worked out of difficulty.

“We have been hoping to get 2-3 innings out of Cole,” AHS mentor Mark Francisco explained. “For Cole to throw like he did for five innings is just remarkable.”

Lambert was not even capable to run in the very first 50 percent of baseball time immediately after recovering from his next surgical procedure in January.

“We pitched Cole a large amount in our early game titles, but simply because his leg wasn’t 100% we have been putting stress on his arm,” Francisco explained. “When you think about how this child fought back again from his injuries and treatment, this is just one of the happiest and proudest times of my career.”

Humphreys was the other hero for AHS. Soon after including a run-scoring solitary in the fifth inning, Humphreys replaced Lambert on the mound in the sixth inning and did not enable a operate.

The Blue Demons rallied in the seventh with two line singles and experienced runners on 1st and third base with two outs. Dealing with the No. 5 batter in the Christiansburg lineup, Humphreys sealed the acquire with his third strikeout.

Most freshmen would be anxious in such a high stakes placing, but the effective 5-11 Humphreys is not the average freshman.

“No nerves,” Humphreys

The last time Gary Stam took gymnasts from Victory Gymnastics Academy to the National Gymnastics Affiliation championships, they arrived away with an unique national title.

That was 2018, when Emily Moore, who would go on to win a higher faculty point out all-all-around title for Columbus North, won the bars and finished 3rd in the all-all over in Level 9. The 2020 nationals was canceled mainly because of COVID, and Victory opted not to go in 2019 or previous year.

This 7 days, 7 gymnasts from Victory are headed to Orlando, Florida, for the countrywide levels of competition which begins Wednesday and carries on by Saturday.

“We’re really excited to go and get nationals,” claimed Advhika Dhanya, a seventh-grader at Northside Middle Faculty. “I want to get on podium and strike all of our routines and get all 9s or increased.”

Dhanya completed second in the all-all-around competitors at the regional and will be competing in Degree 8 on Saturday.

Chelsea Jones, a senior at Elwood, is the only one of the 7 gymnasts who has been to nationals. She concluded eighth on the floor last calendar year while competing for Wright’s Gymnastics in Noblesville and aided the Area 5 workforce tie for very first in the Amount 9 crew standings.

Jones, who makes the hour-and-a-fifty percent vacation to Columbus five times a 7 days to practice, is heading to acquire a gap 12 months and be a gymnastics choose, then potentially go into acro and tumbling in faculty. She gained the Level 9 all-all-around in the regional and will compete at nationals on Saturday.

Victory’s Amount 7 workforce received the state championship with only a few ladies, which is the quantity necessary to score. They had been led by Mackenzie Stamper, who won the vault and all-all over at the two state and regional.

“It’s definitely fascinating due to the fact I have by no means been to nationals due to the fact when it arrived to the aspect of the calendar year wherever absolutely everyone would go to regional and nationals, I would generally conclude up finding injured,” reported Stamper, a sixth-grader at Rock Creek Elementary.

Reina Kawamura concluded fourth in the all-close to in the regional. Hayden Harper also concluded in the leading 10.

The Amount 7 gymnasts will compete at the nationals on Friday.

“I’m truly thrilled because I’ve hardly ever been to nationals,” said Kawamura, a seventh-grader at Northside Middle University.

“I’m stunned I built it, but I was genuinely thrilled I manufactured it,” extra Harper, a sixth-grader at Schmitt Elementary. “I’d like to hit 4 for 4 (routines) and get all 9s.”

Victory also will have two gymnasts competing in the Xcel Sliver division on Wednesday. Meghan

Elizabeth Blatz was 3-for-4 with a pair of homers and a trio of RBIs as fourth-seeded Spotswood took treatment of business with an 8-2 win above fifth-seeded Monticello in the Location 3C softball quarterfinals Monday.

Taelor Ware pitched a full game, supplying up five hits and hanging out 7 in the residence earn for the Trailblazers (16-5) whilst freshman catcher Charley Bentley was 2-for-3 with a property operate and a trio of RBIs as effectively.

Also chipping in for Spotswood was Ciera Rodriguez with two RBIs.

The Trailblazers will now journey to prime-seeded, and unbeaten, Fort Defiance on Wednesday for a semifinal contest with a state berth on the line.

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Stuarts Draft 7, East Rockingham : Dawson Jones acquired the commence, tossing four shutout innings and offering up just two hits and a walk with two strikeouts ahead of Trent Coffey and Nate Wayne merged to toss 3 no-hit innings in reduction as fourth-seeded Stuarts Draft gained a shutout of fifth-seeded East Rockingham in the Location 2B quarterfinals at SDHS.

At the plate for the Cougars (10-8), Dalton Christian had two hits and an RBI while Symeon Balser finished 2-for-4 with a double to direct the way.

Other vital contributors for Draft incorporated Dawson Jones with an RBI one and Nate Wayne and Steven Ramsey with a person strike apiece in the victory.

For the Eagles (5-18), Will Brown and Quinton Hensley experienced 1 strike just about every.

With the get, the Cougars advance to the regional semifinals and will vacation to best-seeded Madison County on Wednesday with a journey to the VHSL Class 2 condition match and the regional title game on the line.

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Strasburg 9, Webpage County 3: James Sibert Jr. was 3-for-4 with a double, a dwelling operate and four RBIs as 3rd-seeded Strasburg defeated sixth-seeded Website page County in the Location 2B quarterfinals at SHS.

Tanner Jenkins added a two-run single for the Rams (20-4) even though Hayden Fravel tossed 5 innings, providing up two attained operates and placing out 5.

For the Panthers (11-12), Adam Painter completed with a pair of hits and an RBI in the decline while Caleb Knighton tossed 4.1 innings in reduction.

Strasburg will travel to No. 2 Buckingham County — a 3- winner more than Central on Monday — for the regional semifinals on Wednesday.

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Wilson Memorial 8, Fluvanna County 1: In Fishersville, Finn Irving tossed five innings, offering up zero operates on two hits and 3 walks when racking up 10 strikeouts as third-seeded Wilson Memorial defeated sixth-seeded Fluvanna

The Hampshire Regional softball program is no stranger to top overall seeds.

The Raiders, who won their third straight Western Massachusetts championship Tuesday, are the No. 1 seed in the Division 4 tournament, according to seeds released Wednesday. The brackets will become official at 10 a.m. Thursday, allowing time for errors to be corrected in records, etc. Some times and dates are still to be determined.

Hampshire (19-2) received a bye to the Round of 32 and will host either No. 32 Uxbridge or No. 33 South Hadley. The Tigers (15-4) travel to Uxbridge (6-14) in the opening round.

Also in the round of 32, No. 23 Wareham (7-13) will face No. 10 Easthampton (15-5).

DIVISION 5 – No. 28 Gateway Regional (10-6) will host No. 37 Nashoba Valley Tech in the preliminary round. The winner then gets No. 5 Mount Greylock (12-8), which captured the Class D Western Mass championship, in the second round.

No. 19 Hopkins Academy at No. 21 Frontier Regional earned byes into the main bracket. The Redhawks (5-15) will travel to No. 12 Tahanto (12-5), while the Golden Hawks (10-8) are at No. 14 Westfield Tech (14-4).

DIVISION 2 – No. 38 Amherst (14-4), in its first postseason since 2014, will face Western Mass foe No. 27 Ludlow (15-5) in the preliminary round. Whoever wins will visit No. 6 North Attleboro (14-6).

DIVISION 3 – In the preliminary round, No. 38 Belchertown (11-7) will open the tournament at No. 27 Saugus (13-7). The No. 6 seed Austin Prep (12-7) awaits in the Round of 32 for the victor.

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Frontier Regional will be at home through the Sweet 16 of the Division 5 state tournament, should it advance that far. The Redhawks (16-5) are the No. 6 seed in the bracket and will await the winner of No. 27 Bromfield (9-9) vs. No. 38 BC Charter (8-3) in the Round of 32.

No. 10 Granby, which fell in the Class D Western Mass final Wednesday, also has a bye to the second round. The Rams (16-5) will host either No. 23 Blue Hills (9-9) Or No. 42 Avon (9-7). They face off at 4 p.m. Friday.

No. 17 Hopkins Academy, the defending state champion, just missed the cutoff for a second-round home game. The Golden Hawks (10-10) are at No. 16 Rockport (6-12) in the Round of 32.

In the preliminary round, No. 25 Smith Vocational (16-2) will host No. 40 Turners Falls (9-9), and No. 33 Smith Academy (9-9) is at No. 32 Westport (10-8) at 2 p.m. Saturday.

DIVISION 4 – No. 27 Easthampton (10-9) qualified for the main draw and will visit No. 6 Shawsheen Valley Vocational Tech (17-3) in the Round of 32.

No. 33 Hampshire Regional (10-10) is at No. 32 New Mission (11-5) in the opening round. The winner draws top seed Amesbury (16-4).

No. 35 South Hadley (10-10) is at No. 30 Wareham (5-15) at noon Saturday. Whoever advances will get No. 3 Advanced Math (16-2).

The travel industry “as we knew it is dead”

PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain, June 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Choose what we want, how we want it, when and at what price. This equation, simple in concept, but complex in materialization, has been the pillar of Con-X 22, an international conference organized by TravelgateX that has brought together in Mallorca – at the Es Baluard Museum of Contemporary Art – more than 300 CEOs from 45 countries and major companies in the global tourism industry.

Adapt, Pivot, Grow has been the title of this new edition of Con-X, the first after the Covid-19 pandemic. These three concepts perfectly summarize the objective of the event: to identify the challenges that the travel industry must consider in the short and medium term to attract and retain customers from an experience point of view. And it is that tourism, as we knew it until now, has already disappeared.

“If we have learned anything in these two years of pandemic and uncertainty, it is that we must adapt to what the user really wants”, explained Pedro Camara – CEO of TravelgateX – and added: “the rules of the game have changed and now the user wants to customize their trips. Our mission, as well as the other companies´ in the sector, is to be able to offer what they are looking for and/or need”.

Customized trips and user experience

After a first introduction by the master of ceremonies of ConX-22, Bill O’Connor – founder of The Innovation Genome Project, from Silicon Valley-, the 300 attendees at the event were able to enjoy the presentation by Jonathan Bedford – Chief Sales Officer (CSO) of SiteMinder. During this exhibition, Bedford has stated that the transformation in the travel industry as a form of growth will be crucial. A transformation that, in the words of the expert, must commit to excellence in terms of supply and focus on the personalization of travel packages.

The way to understand the industry in a growing perspective also involves adapting to new digital formats and It is that that is what 72 percent of users who access a website do it from a mobile device (tablet or telephone). In the words of Jonathan Bedford. “We cannot lose sight of the importance of the technological tools that we have at our disposal, since they are used every day more.”

Technology and collaboration: the new ecosystem

Another of the concepts that the industry should discard from its glossary is the so called “competition between companies”. The bet is to create a new business ecosystem that, although it will be much more complex, will be much more competitive. The success of this concept will reside in the fact that large companies will not stand out over small ones, but all of them – based on the quality of their products and offers – will be able to be key in this new game.

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POTSDAM — The Tupper Lake baseball crew stayed free and united all period and it compensated off with an 11-6 victory more than Heuvelton in the Section 10 Class D championship activity Tuesday at Clarkson University.

The Lumberjacks (14-4 all round) gained their initially boys group championship in any activity due to the fact returning to Area 10 prior to the 2005-06 faculty calendar year.

The crew characteristics various gamers who dyed their hair blond. Every match a new player has accomplished so but coach Dan Brown joked soon after the recreation that he’s not heading to be in the list.

The Lumberjacks will vacation to SUNY Plattsburgh to experience Area 7 winner Crown Point on Saturday in a point out quarterfinal video game. The time has not been declared.

Tupper Lake was 6-7 last calendar year with the same core team of players who won the championship Tuesday.

“The major detail with us is we have a team of guys that cling out every day after follow,” Brown reported. “They dangle out all day in school collectively. They golf with each other. They swim alongside one another. They are dropping pizzas off at my residence when they have leftovers at night. It is just a group of 15 dudes that want to be with each other all the time, and they are a workforce. When I assume of a group, I feel of these guys.”

The recent Lumberjacks were being in their first championship game in any sport and confronted a Heuvelton system that has been a standard in these sort of games about the a long time.

The Bulldogs (9-4) place the Lumberjacks in a 3- gap heading into the base of the third inning.

Heuvelton’s Tristan Youthful led off the major of the third with a double. He scored on a solitary from Nate Mashaw. Mashaw scored on a triple from Adam Calton and then Calton scored on a single from Lucas Thornhill.

With one out in the bottom of the inning, Tupper Lake’s ninth batter, Garrett Dewyea, singled. Karter Kenniston adopted with a different single and a stroll to Ryder Willett loaded the bases.

Dewyea scored on a wild pitch and Grant Godin struck out, but the past pitch obtained absent from Heuvelton’s catcher, enabling Kenniston to score with Godin winding up on second foundation.

Griffin Shaheen adopted with a triple to score Willett and Godin and then scored on a one by Luke Robillard to set Tupper Lake in advance 5-3.

“It came down to a couple problems,” said Heuvelton mentor Dave Steele. “That a single significant inning was a large uplift for us. We assumed we obtained it turned in our favor. That’s how baseball takes place. Nerves in one inning and it turns close to and builds a little momentum. I believed we had odds.”

The Lumberjacks extra 3 more runs in the fourth inning with Godin driving in a operate with a double and Shaheen driving in another run with a one.

Lidia Gomez Carrera grew up playing junior tennis in her native Spain, but the senior international student at Maine Central Institute knew little of the other three semifinalists who gathered at Bates College in Lewiston on Monday to crown the state’s 2022 Maine Principals’ Association girls’ singles titlist.

So Gomez studied her opponents as she began to play them, then used her blend of power, placement and patience to make any necessary adjustments while winning two straight-set matches to become MCI’s first state champion in the sport.

The top-seeded Gomez, who couldn’t play at states during her first year at MCI last spring due to COVID-related travel and quarantine issues as she returned to the Pittsfield campus from a spring trip home, capped off her second straight undefeated season of interscholastic tennis in Maine with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over sophomore Coco Meserve of Brunswick in the title match.

“I am proud of myself,” said the 17-year-old Gomez, who hails from Caceres, a city of nearly 100,000 residents in west-central Spain. “It was a good match with a really good opponent. We both were at a really good level, and I enjoyed that. I enjoyed the whole competition.”

The championship-clinching victory came after Gomez eased past No. 5 Mya Vincent of Edward Little High School in Auburn 6-1, 6-0 in the semifinals.

Vincent, a junior, won the first three points of that match and took a 1-0 lead in the first set, but Gomez used the accuracy and power of her ground strokes to win the next 12 games.

“Her opponent was a talented player and was athletic and going for her shots, but she just didn’t have the power that Lidia had,” MCI co-coach John Buys said. “So while Lidia was definitely over-hitting in that first game that she lost, she really settled into cruise control for where her shots needed to be and really finding the right serve for the right moment.”

That left Gomez to play the second-seeded Meserve, the top singles player for a Brunswick High School team currently ranked first in the Class A North Heal point ratings.

Meserve reached the championship match after surviving a nearly three-hour semifinal with No. 6 Fabienne Nowak of Piscataquis Community High School in Guilford in three hard-fought sets.

Meserve edged Nowak, an international student from Germany, 6-4 in the opening set but Nowak rebounded to win the second set by an identical score before Meserve persevered to win the third set 6-3.

Meserve came out strong on serve in her match with Gomez, producing a back-and-forth first set.

“Coco is a great striker of the ball, she’s right with Lidia there,” Buys said. “Coco had a real advantage in that her serve was unreal in that first set. She was picking her corners really well and when she served it out wide it caught Lidia on her heels once in a while.”

Gomez gradually grew more comfortable returning Meserve’s serve, which led to lengthier rallies in the second

Kaitlin Phenix couldn’t help but think back to last season.

In the second round of the Class 4A-5A playoffs at UMS-Wright, Montgomery Academy girls soccer’s leading scorer tore her right ACL. On Tuesday, Phenix took the field in the second round once again.

But she wasn’t worried about what would happen if history repeated itself.

“We prepared ourselves pretty well,” Phenix said. “I know my teammates. … If anything were to go down, they’d have my back.”

Everything went accordingly this time. Phenix scored a goal and assisted on another in a 3-0 win over St. Michael Catholic, sending the four-time defending state champion Eagles (15-2-1) through to the state quarterfinals, where they’ll take on St. James this weekend (date and time TBD).

When Phenix injured her knee, her first thought, right away, was: “I got to get back.”

After a 10-month recovery, she’s done just that. With 12 goals and 12 assists, the senior is second on the team in total points.

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“She’s been a very good team player, linking up players, doing everything I ask of her,” Montgomery Academy coach Tate Dean said. “… She’s come up in big moments, scored goals, gotten assists and led the team.”

Phenix didn’t play club soccer during the fall, and, according to Dean, started slow this season as a result. She took her time getting back to peak fitness and wore a knee brace until recently.

But that struggle helped Phenix round out her game. After scoring 28 goals in 18 games last season, she’s adjusted toward being a facilitator from the forward position. On the Eagles’ first goal Tuesday, she held up the ball with her back to the defense before playing a through ball to Hayes Jenkins.

Montgomery Academy’s Kaitlin Phenix (13) scores a goal during the second round of the AHSAA soccer playoffs at Montgomery Academy in Montgomery, Ala., on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Montgomery Academy defeated St. Michael 3-0.

If Phenix was disappointed to not be playing as Montgomery Academy finished off its eighth title in 10 seasons, she hardly let it show. She pushed her surgery back so she could travel with the Eagles to Huntsville for the Final Four, cheering them on as they defeated St. John Paul II, 6-1, in the championship game.

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“It felt like I was out there with them,” Phenix said. “Every goal they scored felt like I’d scored myself. Just being with my team made me feel like I wasn’t injured.”

In rating her own performance this season, Phenix credited her teammates. Throughout her recovery, they constantly checked on her progress and gave her encouragement. Players like Jenkins (13 goals), Sophia Cho (17 goals, 18 assists) and Virginia Meacham (10 goals, 11 assists) have made it so Phenix hasn’t had to pressure herself to be at 100%.

“I do have my bad days where my knee is concerned,”

Anayeli Guzman is tagged out at second base as ECS lost to The First Academy 3-0 in a Class 2A state semifinal in Clermont on Tuesday, May 24.

CLERMONT — MacKenzie Thompson stole a bunt single to start Evangelical Christian’s night at the plate, but The First Academy senior Hannah Harper stole the show with a dominant outing in the circle in Tuesday’s FHSAA Class 2A State Semifinal.

Harper, a West Florida signee, allowed just two hits and struck out 13 Sentinels as the Royals shutout ECS, 3-0, at Legends Way Ballfields.

“She did a super job,” said ECS head coach Johnny Manetta. “Hats off to her.”

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Coming in, Manetta thought Harper could give his lefty-heavy lineup trouble. The memory of a two-hit shutout from Sickles left-hander Robyn Herron at the Longshore Memorial Tournament in Naples last month didn’t help.

“She gave us fits and we lost to them 1-0,” he said. “I had an idea that we may struggle. We’ve struggled all year against lefties. It’s something we can improve on next year. I love having all the left-handed bats in the lineup, but sometimes you just run into the wrong opponent.”

ECS sophomore Zoe Yzaguirre dueled with Harper for two scoreless frames. In The First Academy’s third, the Royals got a one-out double from Harper, who advanced to third on Morgan Duling’s base hit. Four pitches later, Camille Mackendon hit a triple just inches inside the third-base bag that rolled into left, scoring Harper and Duling. Molly Sheridan, the Royals’ cleanup batter, bunted into a suicide squeeze that brought Mackendon in.

The First Academy’s three spot in the third was all the run support Harper needed.

“Just one bad inning,” Manetta said. “Couple pitches that maybe weren’t where they were supposed to [be]. That’s just the way the cookie crumbles sometimes.”

ECS lost to The First Academy 3-0 in a Class 2A state semifinal in Clermont on Tuesday, May 24.

ECS lost to The First Academy 3-0 in a Class 2A state semifinal in Clermont on Tuesday, May 24.

Yzaguirre bounced back with a 1-2-3 fourth, then she worked around a leadoff single in the fifth. The right-hander retired 12 of the final 14 batters she saw to give the Sentinels offense a chance to come back.

“She’s another underclassman. Just a sophomore. We’re going to bring her back for two more years and she’s just going to get better and better,” said Manetta, who doubles as Yzaguirre’s travel ball coach. “Her velocity has gone up 2-3 mph every year, we expect another jump this summer. She’s just a warrior out there.”

Yzaguirre finished with 11 strikeouts, her third consecutive game in double figures. Even after allowing three earned runs in the state semifinal, the sophomore posted a career-low ERA at 1.06 to lead ECS. At the plate, Thompson added a second bunt single in the sixth to finish her sophomore campaign with a career-high 49

The Evangelical Christian softball program will make its Final Four debut in Clermont Tuesday night at 7 against The First Academy.

Despite their lack of experience on the big state stage, the Sentinels have an old pro guiding them on their historic run.

ECS coach Johnny Manetta has been a regular participant in the Final Four since 2017, winning the Class 7A state title with the Green Wave in 2017 and the 5A crown last year with two other state visits in between.

He said he’ll have very simple advice for his young club, which has only two seniors and otherwise starts middle schoolers and underclassmen in the field.

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“You know, just play it as one game at a time,” Manetta said. “You know, because there’s enough stress that the game puts on itself, don’t put any pressure on yourself to be you know, any better than you were the day before. Go out there and just do your job and hope that the person next to you does their job. And just be excited for the opportunity. Because it doesn’t come every day.”

It also helps to have a stud pitcher on the mound, which Manetta was blessed with during his runs at Fort Myers with Vivian Ponn, Hannah Perkins, and Julia Knowler last year. The Sentinels have sophomore Zoe Yzaguirre, who has allowed just one unearned run over her team’s first five playoff games and has 139 strikeouts and 19 walks over 92 innings with a  .91 ERA.

“You know, she’s very composed, she has been in a lot of big situations,” Manetta said. “She understands the moment, the moment’s never too big for her, she’s gonna go out there, she’s gonna give you everything she has, and she’s not gonna let little things affect because she knows that behind her sometimes is a little bit more inexperience. So she feels like she has to sometimes carry a little bit more of a load and she does a great job with her composure doing so.”

Although this will be her first time competing in Clermont at the state level, Yzaguirre has played at those fields during travel ball tournaments. And she’s enjoyed watching her team grow and mature around her this season as a team leader and is excited to see what they can accomplish next.

“Because you get to see how they grow and how they play and just emotionally and physically help them get through their tough times as a teammate is just amazing,” Yzaguirre said. “I think we’re just going to work really hard at practice on Monday, and just work on the basic things so that we know our little mechanics are there and that we can just fall upon them like whenever we get nervous.”

Action from the regional final softball game