BURBANK — Providence High junior pitcher Sierra Nelson admitted she and her Providence High softball teammates were nervous heading into Monday's game.
Fielding a young team that featured just two seniors and one junior, the Pioneers were apprehensive about how they would perform in their season opener against Sherman Indian.
Turns out the Pioneers had nothing to worry about.
Providence built an early lead and was able to take advantage of pitching struggles by the Braves to earn a 13-6 nonleague victory at Olive Park.
"We were all nervous before the game," said Nelson, who picked up the win in going the distance in the circle. "But we do a lot of team bonding, and we know we have each other's backs. We are always there to support one another and I think that helps us on the field."
Providence Coach Joel Curtis admitted his team's performance was far from flawless. However, taking into consideration the squad's youth, and the fact that it was the first game of the season, the Pioneers skipper said he was pleased with the effort.