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PATRIOTS TO TRY YOUTH THIS TIME.



Byline: Jack Pollon Special to the Daily News

For the past five seasons, the Viewpoint High School softball softball, variant of baseball played with a larger ball on a smaller field. Invented (1888) in Chicago as an indoor game, it was at various times called indoor baseball, mush ball, playground ball, kitten ball, and, because it was also played by women, ladies'  team has finished second to L.A. Lutheran in the Heritage League.

To finally win the league, the Patriots will have to do it with underclassmen. Five of the 13 players are freshmen. There is only one senior.

``Our goal is to beat them,'' head coach Parise Livanos said. ``We're we're  

Contraction of we are.


we're we are
 just tired of coming up short. We do have a lot of freshmen, but it's nice having such a young team.''

Returning for Viewpoint are senior Stacy Shaw, juniors Samantha Cherin, Vanessa Iskowitz, Mehrnoush Yazdanyar and Samantha Levi.

Levi, the cleanup hitting catcher, is a college prospect after batting Batting has several meanings:
  • In baseball, batting is the act of attempting to hit the ball with the baseball bat thrown by the pitcher, in order to score runs. See Batting (baseball).
 .500 last year with 20 stolen bases.

``Samantha is an exceptional player who is going to have to show her stuff this year and be a leader on this team,'' Livanos said.

Outfielder Outfielder is a generic term applied to each of the people playing in the three defensive positions in baseball farthest from the batter. These defenders are the left fielder, the center fielder, and the right fielder.  Yazdanyar hit .600 last year from the leadoff lead·off  
n.
1. An opening play or move.

2. One that leads off.



leadoff
 spot and stole 20 stolen bases.

With five freshmen on the team there are plenty of new faces for the Patriots.

Pitcher Elisa Smith and shortstop Monique Perez are two that will contribute immediately.

Smith has a great change-up and also is a good base runner and hitter.

``She is just a smart player,'' Livanos said. ``She has smarts for the game that you just can't teach.''

Viewpoint gets its first shot at L.A. Lutheran on April 8 at Calabasas High School Calabasas High School is a four-year high school, freshman-senior, in Calabasas, California, United States.

Calabasas High School, which serves portions of Calabasas and the West Hills, Los Angeles, California section of Los Angeles, is one of three high schools in the Las
. The second game is on May 9 at L.A. Lutheran.
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Date:Mar 22, 1997
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