It was a perfect day for Madera Coyote softball. Madera softball coach Judy Shaubach has far too many special moments in her 24 years at the helm of the Coyote program to possibly document them all.
But her latest deserves to be recognized and celebrated by every athlete she has coached. All those she's taken under her wing, those she has shared the highs and lows of a game with, the ones she had shed tears of joy and anguish with that, all have led to the Coyote program becoming one of the most respected in the entire Central Section.
Shaubach notched win No. 500 of her legendary career Friday as the Coyotes soundly handled Sunnyside 13-0 behind a perfect game by pitcher Carissa McMillon.
Even on a blistering day at Zimmerman Field, the stands were packed with former players and many of their parents. Other Madera coaches, teachers and administrators also were on hand to share in Shaubach’s special day...