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Better days ahead for Folsom softball team

By: Matt Long/Telegraph Sports Editor
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With only five wins in 24 games, it?s safe to say it was a difficult season for Folsom High?s softball team. The Lady Bulldogs fielded a very young team with only three seniors and two juniors, while the bulk of the team were sophomores and freshman playing against older, more experienced and in many cases, more skilled players. It?s that youth, however, that has Folsom coach Brett Magorian confident for the future. Brighter days are ahead for the program. ?It?s always hard to lose a game let alone multiple games,? Magorian said. ?It?s hard on the coaches and players. I?m extremely proud of the players on this team. They started out as a bunch of individual players and by the end of season they were pulling together as a team. Their work ethic is quite amazing. Everyday they came out playing hard and ready to improve. That?s hard to do with the season we just had. Watching them grow from beginning to end just shows how much they have learned. As they became more knowledgeable, they also became more comfortable in their positions. Players stepped up in a big way by playing positions they normally don?t play but by mid season they were taking control of that position. The future is looking brighter for us. A young team with much talent and the natural leadership with our youth will make for some better seasons.?