The Falcons fell to the Scottsdale Christian Eagles 7-0. It is their first loss of the regular season. Sophia Rabayda had 13 strikeouts and no walks throughout the 7 innings. Both the defense and offense were weak for the Falcons today. Alma Pineada went 3-3 with a double to left field. “A team is only as strong as its weakest player” –Coach Gomez.
The Falcons defeated the Veritas Prep Falcons 7-1 in the regular season opener. Sophia Rabayda threw for 7 innings with 16 strikeouts allowing only 5 hits and 2 walks. The Falcon defense had only one error which resulted in the one run scored in the 7th inning. The Falcon offense improved with 9 hits and 2 walks. “Trust and respect among the team is the key component of a winning team” – Coach Gomez.
The North Pointe Falcons season came to an end as the Falcons lost 9-1. Sophomore Sara Strey scored a run on a hit and a stolen base. Sophomore Sophia Rabayda recorded a hit and an RBI. After the season Coach Gil said, “Overall, this was a season of ups and downs. Our highlights include a runner up trophy in the Carl Hayden Tournament and the deepest run into the state playoffs in school history. Our graduating seniors leave a legacy as the winningest in the programs history and that’s something all of us are extremely proud of. Looking forward to the future, we are still an extremely young team, by comparison and I expect us to be a tough out for everyone for years to come.”
The North Pointe Falcons won their opening round playoff game Saturday against Payson by a final of 6-0. Carly Cabral had a run and an RBI while reaching base each time she stepped to the plate. “Today we executed the little things when we need to and got a great win for North Pointe softball. We hope to see a lot more fans next Friday as we continue our playoff run,” coach Gil said after the game.
The Falcons won their regular season finale, beating ASU Prep by a score of 15-2. Senior Mandy Castro picked up the win in her final regular season game for North Pointe. “I was happy for the seniors who worked so hard though some good season and not so good seasons to end their regular season in this fashion. Now it’s on to the playoffs and we hope to see a lot of falcon fans on Saturday,” coach Gil said after the game.
The North Pointe Falcons came up a little short falling to Casteel by a final of 2-3. The offense was led by Cynthia Gil who went 2 for 3 with two doubles. Collete Gallagher and Josh Martin recorded two outs for the defense. “I want to thank Mandy Castro, Nichole Palma, Lissett Hernandez, and Kristin Herity for their contributions to North Pointe Softball over the last 4 seasons. Going forward, we have to execute the game plan and making sure the little things are important to us,” Coach Gil said after the game.