With uncertainty in the air on an otherwise pleasant Alpine afternoon, the Lady Bucks got down to the business of reclaiming a softball District crown after finishing second last year. They got off to a good start with a 13-6 win over Tornillo on Friday, but now have to wait and find out if that was in fact, their last game of 2020.
April Watley was fierce, striking out 15 and walking none, with a complete game in the pitcher’s circle. She didn’t give up any hits until the final few outs of the game. Sophomore Alex Hinojos was the catcher for Watley for the first time all season, and only had a few hiccups working behind the plate.
Watley and fellow senior Aaliyah Fierro went hitless on March 13, but junior Zaydrien Alaniz backed them up with three hits and three RBI batting in the cleanup spot. Outfielders Osiris Alferez and Aneesa Payne each had two hits near the bottom of the Bucks batting order.
The cancelation of schools in Alpine for the coming week was announced shortly after the final out of the game. The Bucks had six errors against Tornillo, and are anxiously awaiting their next opportunity to work on their mistakes.