Folsom softball team remains competitive

By: Matt Long
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It’s been a difficult year for Folsom High’s varsity softball team. As of the beginning of the week, Folsom has yet to win a Delta River League game, but despite the 0-8 record, the girls continue to battle and compete for all they’re worth. In a game against Ponderosa on May 4, Folsom trailed 5-0 after 5 ½ innings before scoring two runs in the sixth and two in the seventh to make a game of it and nearly win it. Delaney Slater, Vronica Idrogo and Nicole Clark all had two hits in the game, while Idrogo, Clark, Kathleen Dowd and Kaylan Jackson drove in runs. Slater, Dowd, Alexandra Preddy and Andrea Martin scored runs. “The girls haven’t given up and are still working hard,” Folsom assistant coach Chelsea Camous said. “Even though we were down 5-0 to Ponderosa, the girls never lost faith that they could come back. Ponderosa had to work for those last outs.” While Folsom is out of the playoff race, the Lady Bulldogs can still play spoiler. “That’s one of the things we’ve told the girls to keep them motivated,” Camous said. “We still can throw a monkey wrench into someone else’s postseason plans.” On Friday against Pleasant Grove, Folsom lost 6-0 and Clark had the team’s only hit, but the Lady Bulldogs still played a competitive game. “We struggled at the plate against Ally Carda, but we made Pleasant Grove earn their runs,” Camous said. Folsom ends its season at home Wednesday against Oak Ridge, a game in which they will honor their three seniors, Clark, Jackson and Martin. “Andrea and Kaylan are two of our captains and are part of our battery,” Camous said. “They’ve put a lot of work in and helped keep morale up. Nicole is our star athlete, who’s committed to the game. She’s our leader on the field and knows more about the game than anyone else and has done a good job imparting that knowledge to everyone else.”