With just two days of practice under its belt, the Liberty Hawks softball team dominated the competition en route to a championship game appearance for the second straight season at the Edison Softball Classic.
However, the lack of playing good teams hurt the Hawks in an 11-3 loss to the Sanger Apaches on Saturday at Edison High School in Fresno.
“We have been going against teams that didn’t have good pitching,” coach Darrell Graham said. “This is the best pitching we have faced in the tournament and we didn’t get adjusted.”
Another adjustment the Hawks had trouble with was their time between games. They played earlier in the day, but were done around noon. The championship game wasn’t played until 6:30 p.m. so the Hawks had about five hours to spare before they played. They elected to stay in Fresno and watch the junior varsity play in the championship game before their game...