by Joey Crandall
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June 4, 2013
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Softball: Playoff run capped breakout season for Lady Tigers

This probably should have been a rebuilding year. It had all the markings of it for the Douglas High School softball team. Their best player, Aaliyah Paxson, was sidelined with a hip injury for nearly the entire season. The two primary starting pitchers were new to the varsity level. The roster included nine freshmen or sophomores. Defending regional champion Damonte Ranch returned nearly all of its roster, as did defending Sierra League champion Bishop Manogue. Yes, this should have been a year where the younger roster took its lumps, learned from the experience and came back stronger next year. Somewhere …

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