Softball finally at full strength
The Sierra Canyon softball team is finally in full gear and looking forward to the playoffs.
After a light schedule in February and March, the Trailblazers (5-5, 4-3) are now enjoying a tournament in Las Vegas and will finish the regular season next week with four games.
Sierra Canyon opened up the Spring Jamboree with a 1-0 victory against Copper Hills of Utah. La Reina transfer Tara Tweedy pitched a 1-hitter to lead Sierra Canyon. The Trailblazers next face Shadow Ridge of Arizona before playing two more games. Tweedy also tripled and scored the games only run in the win over Copper Hills.
The team is led by Tweedy, Chatsworth transfer Amber Toven, junior third baseman Jane Weise and the Schneider sisters. Sarah is a senior catcher and Sidney is a freshman first baseman/outfielder/pitcher.
“It’s such a great team,” Sierra Canyon coach Regina Jorgensen said. “It’s a small team but the girls all love each other and have great chemistry.”
Sierra Canyon is looking at a second-place finish in the Gold Coast League behind juggernaut Paraclete. The trailblazers dropped both league contests against the Spirits earlier this year
However, the Trailblazers have taken care of business against Viewpoint, Campbell Hall and Windward. Brentwood and Crossroads dropped softball this year, presumably because both schools did not have enough players to field a team.
Jorgensen decided to schedule games against larger schools to get the girls ready for the playoffs. Sierra Canyon dropped close games to Newbury Park and Royal
“We are looking forward to the playoffs and making a good run,” Jorgensen said. “We’ll play any team. We love the competition.”
Sierra Canyon ends the regular season next week with games against Cleveland, Windward, Heritage Christian and Campbell Hall.