Tiger softball team finishes season 11-4

The softball team ended its season strongly with an 11-4 record in the Oakland Athletic League (OAL) and the players are confident that they will win the league title next season.

The last game against the Oakland Tech Bulldogs on May 9. It ended 19-6 with Fremont losing to the OAL champions.

Despite the loss, the Lady Tigers ended the season with their heads up high, knowing that they accomplished their goals and finished strong, said coach Joanna Brownson.

“We came in second place in the OAL this year, and if we work hard enough, then next year we can absolutely reach the finals,” said Brownson, who was assited by Georgia Toland

Senior Maile Tauaho said the secret to the team’s success was “building sisterhood and having great communication.”

She also said the highlight of the season was “making history when we were the first [Fremont] team to beat Skyline and O High in years.”

Senior Tydesha Morris also pointed to communication as a reason behind the team’s success and the victory over Skyline as the season highlight.

Along with the three victories over Skyline, the Lady Tigers also won eight other games in the season.

The Tigers beat the Oakland High Wildcats twice and lost to them once. They beat the Castlemont Knights three times. Their other three victories came by way of McClymonds’ forfeits.

A selected few have joined a traveling team called the Oakland Bandits. Janelis Mungia will be playing for the 14 and under team. Daisy Romo and Loata Fine will be playing for the 18 and under team.   Traveling teams give players exposer to college scouts and allow them to reach new heights in their sports careers.

“I hope to become a better player and leader on and off the field,” said Mungia. “That’s why I joined the Oakland Bandits.”