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Softball triumphs over Mercy, 10-2

Softball triumphs over Mercy, 10-2

Maddie Kinnaman, Staff Writer
February 27
Filed under Softball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

The Palo Alto softball team defeated the Mercy Crusaders on Thursday, February 27 at home. This was the Vikings’ second win of the season. The Vikings’ started the game off slow but improved throughout the course of the game. “We started out slow, but you know with a little prodding we got bac...

Softball defeats South San Francisco 8-2 in season opener

Softball defeats South San Francisco 8-2 in season opener

Rowan McEvoy, Staff Writer
February 24
Filed under Softball, Top Stories

The Paly softball team opened the season with a 8-2 win over South San Francisco on Monday afternoon. The Vikings (1-0) were led by pitcher Julia Saul (‘14) and catcher Maddie Martinson (‘16). Saul pitched a complete game, allowing just two runs, striking out ten, while Martinson had two singles, a ...

Paly softball continues to lose but second half of season looks hopeful

Paly softball continues to lose but second half of season looks hopeful

Niall Patrick, Staff Writer
March 31
Filed under Softball, Spring Sports

The Palo Alto Softball team seems to be on a new stride heading into the second half of the season. During the first half, the team looked strong in their first two games of the season defeating Bulingame 6-3 and prevailing over Terra Nova 9-0. Despite the early victories, the Vikes entered what...

Softball shut down by Homestead 6-2

Softball shut down by Homestead 6-2

Paul Bienaimé, Staff Writer
March 19
Filed under Softball, Top Stories

Paly softball faced Homestead High School on Tuesday afternoon at home for their seventh game of the season, falling 6-2. In the first inning, the Vikings left Homestead’s lineup swinging the bat and making contact, reeling in three runs to start off the game. The Vikings were unable to put any ru...

Softball falls to Los Gatos Wildcats 9-4 at home

Softball falls to Los Gatos Wildcats 9-4 at home

Paul Bienaimé, Staff Writer
March 12
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Softball, Top Stories

The Palo Alto High School softball team faced the Los Gatos Wildcats for their fifth regular season game. The Vikings (2-2) lost in a high-scoring game, 9-4. As the Wildcats stepped up to the plate at the top of the first inning, they were able to score seven runs and take the lead. The Lady Vikes ha...

Strong defense for Paly softball shuts out Terra Nova

Strong defense for Paly softball shuts out Terra Nova

James Harrison, Staff Writer
March 5
Filed under Softball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

In sports, it can be hard to start off a game with a boom. Today, the Paly softball team did just that as they worked together flawlessly in the first inning to shock the Terra Nova Tigers with seven unanswered runs.The Lady Vikes went on to win their second game of the season against the out-of-league...

Glassford shuts down Panthers; winning their season opener 6-3

Glassford shuts down Panthers; winning their season opener 6-3

Paul Bienaimé, Staff Writer
February 28
Filed under Softball, Top Stories

With new coach George Marshall, the Palo Alto High School softball team took on Burlingame High School at home for their season opener. Having lost to the the Panthers last year 12-2, the Vikings were motivated to take the victory back, and did so by shutting the panthers down 6-3. The Lady Vikes...

Brief: Softball falls to Burlingame 12-2

Michelle Friedlander, Staff Writer
April 30
Filed under Softball, Spring Sports

The Paly girls’ softball team lost to Burlingame 12-2 on Monday, Apr. 30. Paly started the game off strong with Julia Saul ('14) pitching and held a shutout into the second inning. During the second inning, after seven runs were scored on Saul, Casey Glassford ('15) took the mound. Two runs and...

Softball loses to Homestead 11-1 by the run-rule

Michelle Friedlander, Staff Writer
April 25
Filed under Softball, Spring Sports

Paly softball (5-14-0, 2-6-0) fell to Homestead (16-3-0, 6-1-0) on Wednesday night after only playing six innings, due to the run-rule. The Lady Vikes took the field with Julia Saul (‘14) on the mound and the Mustangs immediately put on the pressure. With a triple, three doubles, and a single, Homestead...

Softball loses to Los Gatos 15-0 on Run-Rule

Michelle Friedlander, Staff Writer
March 31
Filed under Softball, Spring Sports

The Paly (4-10-0, 1-2-0) softball team lost to Los Gatos, (5-6-0, 1-1-0) 15-0 on a 10 run differential rule. With starters Hannah Bundy (‘14) and Tori DeStefano (‘14) goneThe Lady Vikes took the field with Julia Saul (‘14) on the mound and with a few singles, a double, and a walk, the Wildcats...

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