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Tears were shed as Matanzas coach Sabrina Manhart talks to the team after Paxon knocked the Pirates out of the playoffs. Photo by Jake Montgomery

Cheers and tears: Final game a bittersweet farewell for Matanzas softball players

Friday, May 13, 2022 |

Tears were shed as Matanzas coach Sabrina Manhart talks to the team after Paxon knocked the Pirates out of the playoffs. Photo by Jake Montgomery

Matanzas senior Myracle Pigninelli breathes a sigh of relief after making a catch to end the top half of the sixth inning. Photo by Jake Montgomery

Friday, May 13, 2022 |

Matanzas senior Myracle Pigninelli breathes a sigh of relief after making a catch to end the top half of the sixth inning. Photo by Jake Montgomery

Emily Warren (23) holds at second. Photo by Jake Montgomery

Friday, May 13, 2022 |

Emily Warren (23) holds at second. Photo by Jake Montgomery

Matanzas Principal Jeff Reaves speaks to the girls after the loss. Photo by Jake Montgomery

Friday, May 13, 2022 |

Matanzas Principal Jeff Reaves speaks to the girls after the loss. Photo by Jake Montgomery

Seniors Samantha Alfano and Jennifer Rumplick pose for pictures. Photo by Jake Montgomery

Friday, May 13, 2022 |

Seniors Samantha Alfano and Jennifer Rumplick pose for pictures. Photo by Jake Montgomery

Matanzas Principal Jeff Reaves congratulates senior Emma Wood (1) after presenting her with the female athlete of the year award. Photo by Jake Montgomery

Friday, May 13, 2022 |

Matanzas Principal Jeff Reaves congratulates senior Emma Wood (1) after presenting her with the female athlete of the year award. Photo by Jake Montgomery

Matanzas freshman Emily Warren makes contact. Photo by Jake Montgomery

Friday, May 13, 2022 |

Matanzas freshman Emily Warren makes contact. Photo by Jake Montgomery

Emma Wood (1) slides home in the first with Matanzas' only run of the game and checks to see if her teammate is safe. Photo by Jake Montgomery

Friday, May 13, 2022 |

Emma Wood (1) slides home in the first with Matanzas' only run of the game and checks to see if her teammate is safe. Photo by Jake Montgomery

Matanzas senior Samantha Alfano (27) runs to first on a sacrifice bunt. Photo by Jake Montgomery

Friday, May 13, 2022 |

Matanzas senior Samantha Alfano (27) runs to first on a sacrifice bunt. Photo by Jake Montgomery

Junior Chloe Baker had one of Matanzas' four hits in the Region 1-4A quarterfinal against Paxon. Photo by Jake Montgomery

Friday, May 13, 2022 |

Junior Chloe Baker had one of Matanzas' four hits in the Region 1-4A quarterfinal against Paxon. Photo by Jake Montgomery

Freshman pitcher Leah Stevens (22) struck out 12 in 6.1 innings. Photo by Jake Montgomery

Friday, May 13, 2022 |

Freshman pitcher Leah Stevens (22) struck out 12 in 6.1 innings. Photo by Jake Montgomery

Freshman Ava Thomas (20) slides safely into second base. Photo by Jake Montgomery

Friday, May 13, 2022 |

Freshman Ava Thomas (20) slides safely into second base. Photo by Jake Montgomery

Lauren Sampselle, right, consoles Alyssa Lugo after the loss. Photo by Jake Montgomery

Friday, May 13, 2022 |

Lauren Sampselle, right, consoles Alyssa Lugo after the loss. Photo by Jake Montgomery

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