Photo by Luns Louis
Freedom freshman third baseman Marissa Gasca takes a sizeable lead off first base in a game earlier this season. The No. 5 seed Falcons flew though their first matchup in the North Coast Section playoffs, upsetting No. 4 Monte Vista, but faced a tough task on Wednesday. Freedom lost 3-1 to No. 1 Amador Valley, one of the state’s best teams, in the NCS semifinals.