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Photo by Wayne Crick Prior to a practice last week, Delta's Panthers worked on their swing mechanics using bungee cord coaching equipment. Delta played in three scrimmages, Douglas County, Brighton and Gunnison, last Saturday.

Delta High School softball coach Steve Reiher was perplexed by his team's slow starts in a pair of scrimmage games in Grand Junction over the weekend. Otherwise, Reiher said he thought the Panthers just need to play to improve.

Reiher was asked to evaluate his team's performance over the weekend for the three games they played.

"We didn't keep any official score, but we did some things well. We need to work on base running a little bit to start with. We pitched okay and swung it well at times. The scrimmages were good because they showed us the things we do need to work on," noted Reiher.

Reiher was quick to say, "The girls competed hard. We started out slow against Douglas County for whatever reason and didn't seem to have a lot of energy, and it showed. Against Brighton I thought we looked much better in terms of intensity. Gunnison was kind of a slow start as well. We had a three-hour break between the Brighton and Gunnison games and it took us a little bit to get rolling again."

"Megan Sandoval swung it pretty consistent as did Sarah Parker. All three pitchers threw decent. Jenna Sutliff looked good defensively as did Syanne Steele."

Photo by Wayne Crick Delta senior Hannah Easter was called on to pitch in Delta’s opening game scrimmage at Canyon View Park last Saturday. Easter threw hard with Douglas County meeting the challenge with several hits. Keilee Womack and Lily Lockhart also pitched.
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