Bulldogs News · Softball Senior Night vs Poly highlighted by a Homerun by freshman Valeria Avitia and eventual win by the Bulldogs!

Tuesday night was Senior Night when the seniors were spotlighted for all they have given the program over the years and are shown just how much they are appreciated as well as their families! Those bio’s will be below under the pictures of those seniors as they were acknowledged. Whether it was all the pomp and circumstance the Bulldogs started off really slow with little production through the first three innings other than a homerun by freshmen Valeria Avitia over the left field fence. Valeria was subsequently walked the rest of the game and didn’t get another opportunity to swing the bat. Going into the bottom of the third inning Trimble Tech lead by a score of 2-1, that is when the bats got going and unleashed their bark. Ended up being one run shy of a the mercy rule and ended up finishing off the game 17-2 in the bottom of the fourth inning. There is still plenty of softball to be played but we would like to THANK our seniors and their families for all their hard work and dedication over the years!

#1 Jennifer “Jessica, Jennifer, Jessie” Ruiz was escorted by her parents Constantino and Ardminda Ruiz. Jennifer played three years on varsity and was Academic All District 2019, and Most Improved Bulldog Softball Award. Her major in engineering where she earned a CSWA certification in 2020. She plans on studying computer science to become a software engineer. She would like to thank her coaches and teammates for a memorable four years.

#4 Arianeth Benitez, AKA Chicken Wing is being escorted by her parents Brenda and Jose Luis Benitez. Arianeth started softball her freshmen year and moved to varsity her junior year. Arianeth is also a member of choir were she was awarded Division 1 in solo ensemble. She will be attending Sam Houston State University in the fall of 2021, where she plans to recieve a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.

#5 Sierra “Henderson” Hernandez was escorted by both her parents and her brother. Sierra has been playing on the varsity softball team for four years and has received all district honorable mention her sophomore year. She has a 3.95 GPA, and her major is HST. Her future plans are to attend TCU and earn a degree in Nursing.

From Sierra: “First, I want to start off by thanking all of my coaches for always pushing me to be the best player I can be. I want to thank all of my teammates for giving me this opportunity to learn and grow with and from one another. Last but not least, I want to thank my parents for always believing in me and supporting me throughout my whole journey. I thank my mom for being the biggest cheerleader at my games. I thank my brother for always screaming at me to “hustle”. Most importantly I want tot thank my dad/coach. With out you I wouldn’t be  the player I am today; your support means everything. And with God all things are possible.”

#7 Maritza Santos was escorted by her mother Zoila Lopez. She started playing softball her freshmen year and moved up to varsity her sophomore year. Maritza earned the community scholarship and thus plans to attend TCU and major in political science.

#18 Valeria Visor was escorted by her parents Maria and Johnathan Sillers and her sisters. Valeria has been on varsity for two years. She earned the Most Improved Award in 2018. She plans on attending Texas Women’s University in Denton to learn about becoming a nurse anesthesiologist. She wants to thank her coaches for giving her the opportunity to play the sport that she loves, these past four years have been amazing, this sport has taught her to work hard, to be strong and to be resilient and the best part is that she grew a special bond with my teammates, but most importantly I want to thank my parents for always supporting me through my best and my worst moments, she loves yall!

#23 Emry Puga was escorted by her mother Elizabeth Campos and has been a part of the softball team four the past four years. Starting JV as a freshman to being a part of varsity team since her sophomore year. Emry plans on attending TCC for her basics and transferring to UTA for a degree in studio arts. Though this year has been hard she would like to thank her coaches, family and friends, but especially her mom for being with her the late hospital nights, through the tears and supporting her these past four years through her softball journey as it come to its toll. To her teammates she is grateful for still being treated as part of the team, even though she couldn’t be on the field physically.

#24 Daniela “KC Anthony” Cordova was escorted by her mom Rosa Gonzales. Daniela played softball since her freshman year. She did choir up to her junior year. She also received her academic sweatshirt her junior year. Daniela is attending Texas Woman’s University in the fall of 2021 and majoring in nursing.