Congratulations to our girls’ softball team!
On Friday, the TCDS softball team captured their second championship with a 14-4 win over Desert Christian.
Here are some of the highlights per Coach Hall:
Hunter won her 12th game of the season, giving up four runs on eight hits, three walks, with five strikeouts. In the top of the fourth inning, Hunter got out of a bases-loaded jam by striking out back-to-back hitters to end the inning.
The defense also came up huge, making plays all over the field.
Rosabela made a nice running catch on a hard-hit ball in center field to save a run in the third. Madi hustled on two big plays to save runs as well. With one out, and runners on first and second, Hunter induced an infield fly rule out from the batter on a short pop up between the plate and the pitcher’s circle. Hunter and Viona collided chasing after the pop up, and the ball squirted away towards first base. Madi hustled from third base to cover the plate, and Hunter chased the ball down and flipped it to the plate – where Madi applied the tag to turn an inning ending double play.
In the top of the fifth inning – with a runner on first and one out – the batter singled to left field with the runner on first stealing. The throw in from Jasmine to third base got away, but Madi hustled after the ball and threw the runner out at home.
Offensively, The Champions tied the game up at 2 after the first inning, took a 6-2 lead after the second inning and never looked back.
The Champions tacked on five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, and scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to end the game by the 10-run rule. Abby had three singles and scored four runs; Viona had two hits and scored three runs; Madi had a single and scored a run; and Jasmine walked twice and scored two runs. Jesamin added a double, a single, two RBI’s and scored two runs, including the championship clinching run. Rosabela had two hits and three RBI’s, knocking in Jesamin for the final run of the season on a fielder’s choice. In her final appearance for TCDS, Haylie walked, was hit by a pitch, doubled, singled, scored two runs and had two RBI’s.
The TCDS softball team finished the season with a record of 13-1, sending our five 8th graders softball players out in style. Thank you Haylie, Rosabela, Lexie, Faith and Amber for your hard work and dedication!
Congratulations to all of our hard-working softball players, and a huge thank you to all of the parents who volunteered during this season!
Our school held a Pep Assembly recently to recognize the softball and soccer teams and to cheer on the soccer team which played their final game later the same day.
A big congratulations to the A-team soccer players! They went all the way in their league, winning the playoffs and becoming the champions in their league. The team only lost one game the entire season. They also scored a total of 80 points going into the championship games – and only six points were scored against them going into the championship. The softball coaches are Ms. Miranda and Mr. Jason.
The B-team soccer had a great season too. They ended the season with only one loss.
The A-team softball had a super season. They made it to the first round of the playoffs. Mr. Hall is the team’s coach.
Congratulations to all of our sports players! We are very proud of each of you, your teamwork and all the hard work you put into playing your games.
Soccer with eighth-grader Stephen
How many years of how you been playing TCDS soccer?: This is my fourth year playing soccer and 4th year on A team.
What position do you play?: Center Middle or Forward.
What has been the highlight over four years of soccer?: When we (TCDS) beat Pusch Ridge when they were undefeated my sixth grade year.
What is it like to play for Ms. Miranda and Mr. Jason?: It is awesome. Mr. Jason is more of a practice coach and Ms. Miranda is more of a game coach, so when they combine, it is awesome.
What do you have to do to win a championship this year?: We have to play as a team and not be selfish and play our best soccer of the season.
Way to go to ALL of our soccer players: Jordan, Josh, Stephen, Colton, Jackson, Jason, Greg, Jack, Mackenzie, Chase, Andrew, Brooke, Noah, Gabriel, Dean, Chris, Jack and Sebastien!
Softball with seventh-grader Madison
How many years of how you been playing TCDS softball?: Three years. My first year I started on the practice squad and got moved up to the team mid year, and I have been on the team ever since.
What position do you play?: I play pitcher. I like pitching because the game runs through me.
What has been the highlight over three years of softball?: This year against Pusch Ridge, I almost had a no-hitter but lost it in the last inning on two infield singles. I also like to annoy Mr. Hall in the van on the car rides over to the games.
What is it like to play for Mr. Hall?: I love playing for Mr. Hall because he is the best coach ever. He teaches us the game well and also manages all of our attitudes.
What does the team have to do to win a championship?: Play hard, work well as a team and not give up!
Way to go to ALL of our softball players: Viona, Madison, Hunter, Madison, Danielle, Elicia, Rebekah, Cassidy, Annie, Haylie, Monique, Paige and Haley!
TCDS Champions Softball Team
The Champions Softball team went all the way to the championship. In the end, the other team won, but what an amazing season TCDS had!
We have an exciting game coming up for the Tucson Country Day School athletes!
First, the TCDS Champions softball team finished the regular season undefeated and hopes to win their second championship in four years! Way to go, team!
This Friday, January 31, the TCDS Champions softball team will play in the Tucson Independent Athletic League (T.I.A.L.) Championship. It will be held at 5:00pm at Udall Park’s softball field #1.
Best of luck to all of the players and coaches!
In other sports news, the TCDS A Soccer team played in the T.I.A.L. soccer playoffs. The quarterfinals started on Tuesday, January 28th at 4:00pm at TCDS. The team played well and lost toward the end of the game.
Excellent work A soccer team players and coaches! You had a great season!