Softball opener delayed due to COVID-19

Yuma High School’s softball team was supposed to open its 2020 season Saturday at Fort Lupton.
However, then COVID-19 got in the way.

Fort Lupton announced earlier this week it had a positive test in both of its “cohort” groups, “Blue” and “White” resulting in the school calling off in-person classes and activities for two weeks.

Pictured above are members of the YHS 2020 softball team prior to a practice earlier this week. (Pioneer Photo)

That resulted in the Indians’ season opener Saturday at Fort Lupton to be rescheduled for September 12. Their season opener instead will be Tuesday, August 25, at home against Faith Christian.
The Yuma roster was up to 26 earlier this week, including a couple of players from Lone Star.
The numbers have allowed the Indians to hold actual scrimmages in practice.
“We’ve been hitting the ball well in practices,” Spencer said. “We’ve done some real good things in our scrimmages.”
Toeing the pitching rubber this season will be Tiemy Montes, Sandy Gilliland and Jasmine Sotelo.
Spencer said the catcher position was undecided as of earlier this week.
Competing for time at first base are MaKenzie Weathers and Liddy Day. Spencer said she really likes having Kimberly Guerrero and Samantha Wells anchoring the middle of the defense at second base and short stop, and added that Montes has show great strides at third base.
Darina and Karina Rascon are in the outfield. Spencer said there is good competition between some other players for the third outfield spot.
Other players on the roster are Ajanay Aragon, Adahli Diaz, Shannon Galloway, Julissa Garcia, Tannah Gates, Jordan Glanz, Emily Guerrero, Gissel Gutierrez, Lamaya Kuntz, Jailyn Mekelburg, Emma Rayl, Ema Richardson, Lea Richardson, Emily Thompson, Alivia Weathers, Alysha Yanez and Yarely Yanez.
Only 12 players will be allowed to suit up for the games.