Errors do in Lady Rangers

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Ojai Valley News photo by Ken Brown
Nordhoff freshman Marley Loza stretches to make a catch against the Lancaster Eagles.
Mike Miller, Ojai Valley News sports editor
The Nordhoff High School (NHS) softball team lost its first-round playoff game to the Lancaster Eagles, 3-0,after committing five errors and stranding runners on base.  “It’s not how you win games, especially in the playoffs,” said head coach Don Rodarte. 
The Lady Rangers managed to get runners on first and third in the bottom half of the first inning, but could not come up with a clutch hit to bring their runners home. The game remained scoreless until the top of the fourth inning when the Eagles were able to push two runners across home plate. They never looked back from there.
“We threatened early and then got some runners in scoring position again late in the game, but it just wasn’t our day. We weren’t sharp or focused like we needed to be,” added Rodarte. 

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