PHS lists four on softball 4-3A list

PNT Staff

Four Portales players were selected to the 2006 District 4-3A All-District team.

Senior left-fielder Rebekah Gonzales along with junior catcher Jessica Adkins, junior second baseman Amanda Terry and junior pitcher Sasha Parker were selected to the team.

“They are all very well-deserving, very reliable,” Portales softball coach Robbie Crowley said. “They hit the ball well. Sasha pitched very well for us.”

Portales finished with a 15-12 record, including an 8-4 loss to Santa Fe Indian School in the first round of the state playoffs.

The Lady Rams finished second to Lovington in District 4-3A at 5-3. Portales started its program six years ago.
Rowley said when the girls begin to play varsity softball, they have to learn how to play fast-pitch softball from scratch since there are no fast-pitch softball leagues locally.

“You can tell they’ve improved so much from eighth grade to their senior year,” Crowley said. “Softball is about repetition. We’re at the point where our softball program is strong on fundamentals.”