The Minarets Mustangs softball squad dropped two games last week, the first against the Fowler Redcats 17-2 and the second to Parlier, 7-3.
Coach Dee Kamalani is still putting the pieces back together in hopes of finding some consistency with the program. Pitching and sloppy defense have plagued the Mustangs (2-12, 0-3 West Sequoia League) all season, and it was the story for both of these losses.
Fowler (5-9-1) put up five runs in the first inning of the April 12 game and never looked back as they cruised to the win. Kaylynn Moglia started for the Mustangs and was replaced by Kalea Kamalani in the second inning.
Parlier (10-6) came into town April 14 with a 9-6 record. The Panthers wasted little time taking advantage of the Mustangs, plating three runs in the first inning with the aid of three errors.
The Mustangs took on Riverdale (10-6) April 19 at home to take on a solid team. Scores were unavailable at press time. At 10-6 the Cowboys are not the powerhouse they have been in years past but can put up runs in bunches. Minarets will close the week out with a game against the Eagles of Fresno Christian (2-7).
The two teams are both struggling this year. The Eagles are scoring five runs a game while the Mustangs are averaging two runs per contest.