GHS drops opener to Harbor

Gilroy shortstop Kayla Aldridge is tagged out at the plate

Gilroy
– GHS softball coach Julie Berggren wasn’t too upset about
Wednesday’s 1-0 loss to Harbor. It was only the first game of the
season, and there will be plenty more to play.
Gilroy – GHS softball coach Julie Berggren wasn’t too upset about Wednesday’s 1-0 loss to Harbor. It was only the first game of the season, and there will be plenty more to play.

Including a March 11 rematch at the Tournament of Champions with a Pirates team the Mustangs out-hit and shut down after Harbor scored the run that eventually held up in the first-inning.

“We did more good things than bad things today, and that’s what you hope for in all your practices,” said Berggren. “We’re excited that we get to face (Harbor) again next Friday, and we think they’re very beatable.”

She said it was nice to get the first game out of the way. “I think those jitters are gone now.”

After giving up the run in the first, starter Sarah Villar faced a bases-loaded situation in the third, but got out of it and settled down to pitch strongly the rest of the way.

Gilroy threatened to tie in the fifth and seventh innings. First baseman Erin Magill had a two-out double in the fifth to put runners on second and third, while shortstop Kayla Aldridge had her own two-out two-bagger in the seventh off a 1-0 pitch.

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