Pleasanton athletes hang it up for 2020



Pleasanton senior Baylee Bauer (middle) and junior Kennedy Nicholson turn in their equipment to Assistant softball Coach Codee Laws. SAM FOWLER | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

Pleasanton senior Baylee Bauer (middle) and junior Kennedy Nicholson turn in their equipment to Assistant softball Coach Codee Laws. SAM FOWLER | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

For one last time before the summer, coaches at Pleasanton High School got to see their players in person.

It was the first time they had seen each other since spring break, when the UIL suspended competition before ultimately cancelling spring sports. It was the last time some of the athletes would hold onto their gear following an incomplete season.

“It’s heartbreaking to see,” Pleasanton Head softball Coach Ronda Savage said. “We were just getting started in district and we were heading into the second round. We were laying stuff out, what we needed to do. We were changing, we were making adjustments from some injuries. Now, we don’t get to see how that would’ve turned out.”

However, in the age of social distancing and virtual workouts, nothing beats being able to see the faces of athletes in person for these coaches. Seeing the athletes gets the coaches excited to get back to work.

“I can’t tell you how good it has been today to see my players,” said Pleasanton Head tennis Coach Greg Schwab. “It’s been since spring break since I’ve been able to see them. We’ve been isolated from them. It was hard to hear the season got cancelled.”

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