By Stephen Tool, MCIN Staff
“We’re getting there,” said Mineral County girls softball coach Courtney Quintero after the Lady Serpents dropped both games of a double-header with Virginia City last week. “Every team is here at one point or another, and this is our year to be here,” Quintero said.
“I’m still pretty excited,” Quintero said. “We have a lot of freshmen, so they’re going to be continuing on for the four years. I think we’ll have enough time to build the team that we want.”
“Right now we have an eighth grader practicing with us, just so she can be ready for next year,” Quintero added.
As Quintero watched her players, she said, “I mean it, I’m not disappointed where we’re at. Even though we got killed on Saturday, we are working out the kinks. We started moving the girls around and they did better than the positions where we had them,” Quintero said.
“Our pitchers really stepped it up on Saturday. They started throwing strikes and picking it up, they’re really getting better,” Quintero said. “We didn’t have near as many walks in these games,” Quintero added.
“A lot of our girls are lacking in confidence because they’re new to the game, but they’re really trying. We had some girls quit, but we picked up a few freshmen who will be eligible to play tomorrow (4/15). The ones who want to do it are still here; I’d pick these girls over anyone any day,” Quintero said.