Woodcreek Softball Playoff Preview

By Jeremy McDonald

Under sunny and warm conditions at Mahany Field, Woodcreek are gearing up for a deep playoff push.

“It puts us in game situations,” said Timberwolves Head Coach Jeff Fischer on the situational work. “We pulled up some freshman and their fast so they’re going to be our runners in playoffs so what better way to work them and our defense by having them run bases.”

Behind the philosophy of 'one day at a time', Woodcreek went 21-1-1 overall and 12-0 in Sierra Foothill League play and nabbed the number one seed of the CIF-Sac Joaquin Section Division-I bracket.

But the mentality will be as if they’re playing as a lower seed in the bracket.

“It feels good to be recognized with how we’ve done so far,” said senior Kendall Henry. “But the number one seeding doesn’t mean anything in playoffs, we’re going to have the same mentality. 

“(Just) go out there and play our game.”

Success of their regular season was to focus on the game directly ahead of them. 

The message that Fischer told his team was the same for their game Thursday versus Chavez and not to be overwhelmed by the overall picture of picture but to focus on the here and now.

And his team is taking it to heart.

“We really do take it one game at a time,” said Henry.  “The SFL is such a hard league we knew we had to win every game and bring our 100-percent. 

“We had to be the best that we could be and we just gotten use to that kind of team motto, so we just take it one team at a time and play our best every single time we step on the field.”

Chavez’s offense have produced runs, averaging 6.3 runs a game and Victoria Forrester is their best all-around athlete they have.

On offense, Forrester have four of the Titans nine homeruns and lead the team in hitting (.432), RBIs (21), Doubles (7), and Triples (5) not to mention her success on the mound.

With nine wins to nine losses, Forrester also has a 0.93 ERA with 112 strikeouts on the season.

But confidence is high with the T’Wolves.

 “We’re just really hot all at the same time,” said Henry.  “If one girl isn’t doing so hot, the girl behind her is picking her up, we work really well together.  We’re always there for each other, we have really good team commodore.”

Woodcreek’s playoff opener is 4pm at Field 1 at the Sacramento Softball Complex in Sacramento.