Lady Mavs eye playoff return in 2023
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HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL
With a strong field of returning players from 2022’s district and bi-district champions, Pearsall’s softball program is poised for another playoff run in 2023.
The Lady Mavs were 23-7 a year ago and co-champions in 30-4A with a 3-1 mark. This season the team has been moved to 29-4A where they will take on Floresville, Devine, Somerset, Carrizo Springs, Pleasanton and Uvalde in a seven-team field.
Pearsall will also be under the leadership of Melissa Sanchez this year as she takes over as head coach. Reynaldo Ramirez, who was 70-30 in three seasons at Pearsall and won two district titles, was named the district’s athletic director in the offseason.
The season is showing promise for another playoff run,” Sanchez said. “Without a doubt, we lost some great ladies last year, but our returning seniors, juniors, sophomores and upcoming freshmen are doing an excellent job at stepping up their game in every aspect.
“We have a strong senior core that is working hard on building a resilient team that can perform well in a larger district this year. Our focus this season is building unity and focusing on strategy.”
Five of Pearsall’s senior players have already signed letters of intent to play at the collegiate level.
“We hope this kind of success paves the way for the Pearsall Lady Mavs softball program to birth a culture of sending student athletes to the next level,” Sanchez said.
The team opened the season this week Tuesday evening at home against Boerne and will be in action at the Somerset tournament this weekend.