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Indians Tie Varsity Softball Big Game Series 1-1

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Sophomore Kimmie Waltson at bat.

Sophomore Kimmie Waltson at bat.

Sophomore Kimmie Waltson at bat.

Will Shull, Sports Editor

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The Indians met the Crushers last friday, April 21. It was their first time seeing the Crushers since their tough 15-6 loss road game the month prior.

The game was the second of the three game series, but was the only Indians home softball Big Game this season. The game started at four but during the pre-game the stands were packed for both jv and varsity, containing students, parents, teachers and young kids.

“We have a young team, but they played together last year. We have two freshmen, six sophomores, four juniors and one senior,” said head coach Tammie Mansuy.

The game started off slow with a scoreless first inning for the Indians, but the Crushers put up a run.

In the second inning, sophomore Kimmie Walston blasted a grand slam putting Napa up 4-1 until another run scored, this being the last run in a productive second inning for the Indians, gaining a commanding 5-1 lead over their rivals.

Walston recalls, “I went up to bat thinking, just a base hit would tie the game.”

The Indians were able to subdue the Crushers to one run the entire game while the Indians were able to gain more of a lead, scoring 3 in the fourth, taking a 8-1 lead.

“The first game, we didn’t have much of a preseason,” said coach Mansuy, “ we had a lot of rainouts. Just getting time on the field has made all the difference in the world.”

The Indians tied the series 1-1 with a massive 8-1 victory over the Crushers.

“I’m on cloud nine, I’m absolutely ecstatic,” closed Mansuy.

The next game will be an away game for Napa at Vintage on May 5th, and the winner will take the three game series.

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