Charlotte drops finale to Brackett on diamond

The Trojanettes narrowly fell to Brackett 17-16 on April 15 on the road to conclude District 30-1A play.

The loss put Charlotte in 3rd place for its district, but Charlotte head softball coach Christopher Raimondi feels that the team’s district ranking could have been better.

“The end of the regular season was disappointing to say the least,” Raimondi said.

“Take away two bad innings and we could be district champs instead of third place.”

In the beginning of the game, both teams came out with their game faces on and displayed solid batting.

At the top of the first, the Trojanettes grabbed an early 2-0 lead. A double by Selena Cantu sent Kayla Cantu and Gabriela Raimondi past home plate to start the inning off.

Soon, the two teams quickly entered a backand forth race to tack more runs onto the scoreboard.

Unfortunately, Charlotte trailed 4-2 at the end of the first inning after permitting Brackett to earn four runs.

In the second inning, Charlotte had a rough time shutting down the Tigerettes’ offense.

Brackett sent six more runners past home plate to up their lead 10-4 over Charlotte.

The outcome of the game did not look bright for the Trojanettes, but they kept fighting.

In the third inning, Charlotte upped its offensive play and worked hard to place runners on the bases.

Soon, the Trojanettes added four more runs to the board to trail 13-8 be- hind Brackett.

In the remaining three innings of the game, Charlotte worked hard to hold the Tigerettes to four runs while they added eight more runs to the scoreboard.

At the end of the match, the Trojanettes suffered a 17-16 defeat at the hands of the Tigerettes.

Makayla Groff took over the pitcher’s mound for Charlotte where she sat down four batters and permitted 16 hits and 6 errors.

Kayla Cantu led the Trojanettes with 3 RBI and 2 singles.

Other Charlotte contributors include: Selena Cantu 2 RBI, 1 double, 1 single; Raimondi 2 RBI, 2 singles; Jessie Jo Cantu 1 RBI, 1 double; Emily Gonzales 1 RBI, 2 singles, and Groff 1 single.

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