Batter up because it’s softball time

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Batter up because it’s softball time

CSUB softball girls during practice on February 2019.
Photo by Sergio Hernandez

CSUB softball girls during practice on February 2019. Photo by Sergio Hernandez

CSUB softball girls during practice on February 2019. Photo by Sergio Hernandez

CSUB softball girls during practice on February 2019. Photo by Sergio Hernandez

Vanessa Villalvazo, Sports Editor

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Softball has opened their season with a win against UC Santa Barbara on Feb. 8. The Roadrunners beat the Gauchos with am ending result of 4-3. CSUB lost against Sacrament State University 0-6, but got back up the next day and beat Montana University 3-2 and Sacramento State University 10-2. The Roadrunner headed down to Northridge where they played against Binghamton University and lost their first game against them 3-9, but then beat them the next game 8-4. On March 7, 2019., CSUB had its home opening game against CSU Northridge, but ended with a tough loss 3-11. The Roadrunners hold a record of 8-12 and have their next game March 22, 2019 at 2 p.m. against California Baptist University at CSUB. Below are some interesting things about some of the players and head coach.

 

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Crissy Buck-Ziegler

Position: Head Coach

Walk up song: Dynamite

If I wasn’t coaching: I would be a teacher.

 

 

 

 

 

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Ariana Acedo

Position: First base

If I wasn’t playing softball: I would be back home with my family in Arizona and going to school.

Goals after graduating: To go to a medical assistant program

 

 

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Arianna Felix

Position: Outfield

Hidden Talent: I perform singing and dancing duets with my teammate Kayla Tadewosian.

If I wasn’t playing softball: I would be hanging out with my family, friends, and my dog Fred.

Goals after graduating: Nurse

 

 

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Avery Fitch

Position: Pitcher

If I wasn’t playing softball: I would be working on my family’s ranch and going to college with my friends from high school. 

Goals after graduating: I am planning on taking over my family’s Almond Ranch alongside my brother. I also really want to coach one day!

 

 

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Danielle Salinas 

Position: Catcher

Hidden Talent: Drawing

If I wasn’t playing softball: I would be sleeping.

Goals after graduating: Work in a prison

 

 

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Daryn Hitzel

Position: Pitcher

If I wasn’t playing softball: I would be working.

Goals after graduating: Personal Trainer

 

 

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Nakaila Fuggs

Position: Outfield

Hidden Talent: Good at doing makeup

If I wasn’t playing softball: I would be playing basketball.

Goals after graduation: Work in forensics

 

 

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Samantha Pech

Position: Catcher/ 3rd base

Hidden Talent: I can cook some pretty good enchiladas.

If I wasn’t playing softball: I would be in the police academy.

Goals after graduating: I would like to apply to the Police Academy for LAPD. Then after being on the force for a couple years I would like to apply to be in the FBI.

 

 

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Kiara Azevedo

Position: Pitcher

Hidden Talent: Play the piano

If I wasn’t playing softball: I would be be playing some other sport because I am really competitive and I enjoy all sports.

Goals after graduating: One my own business.

 

 

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Makayla Lopez

Position: 1st/ 3rd base

Hidden Talent: Baking

If I wasn’t playing softball: I would be going to college as a regular student.

Goals after graduating: To be successful at my chosen field and to be happy

 

 

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Maxine Langenberg 

Position: Outfield

Hidden Talents: Coming up with captions for my friend’s Instagram posts!

If I wasn’t playing softball: I would be playing soccer for the CSUB women’s soccer team.

Goals after graduating: Attend a Diagnostic Medical Sonography Programs. Inspire those around me!

 

 

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Nadia Amezcua

Position: Center field

If I wasn’t playing softball: I would be at home working trying to help my mom. If it weren’t for my softball scholarship I most likely would not have been able to get the opportunity to further my education. 

Goals after graduating: Follow my father’s foot steps a bit and get my real estate license and eventually become a broker.

 

 

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Delaney Snyder 

Position: Catcher/ 1st base

Hidden Talent: I can recite the whole movie Grease.

If I wasn’t playing softball: I would be watching the movie Grease and being a dog whisperer. 

Goals after graduating: To become a second grade teacher and have a beautiful family.

 

 

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Gabrielle Fua 

Position: Catcher/ Outfield

If I wasn’t playing softball: I would be traveling across the country/world, experiencing new cultures and different places.

Goals after graduating: To go to grad school and eventually become a certified Athletic Trainer

 

 

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Jocelyn Betancourt 

Position: 1st base

Hidden Talent: Drawing

If I wasn’t playing softball: I would be going to school and working.

Goals after graduating: To get into a master’s program closer to home

 

 


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Katie Jackson

Position: 2nd base/ Outfield

Hidden Talent: I can play “Take it Easy” by the Eagles on the guitar.

If I wasn’t playing softball: I would still be in school, but instead of playing softball every weekend I would be camping, fishing and riding my horse on mountain trails.

Goals after graduating: I plan on going back home and teaching PE and coaching softball at Buchanan or anywhere in Clovis Unified.