For two girls who go to different high schools, Julie Watson of Saugus and
Jocelyn Evans of Hart have seen quite a bit of each other.
They've been competing with and against each other on softball fields since
they were 9-year-olds playing in the William S. Hart recreation league.
Next season, Watson and Evans will be wearing the same uniform for the first
time since they played for the 14-and-under Valencia Cruisers. Both committed
to play for Cal State Fullerton.
"It's kind of like coming back together after so many years of playing
together," Evans said.
Today the pair will face off again as rivals at 3:30 in a key Foothill League
game at Hart.
"We're really pumped up because we know we need to win," said Watson, a second
baseman who is hitting .380.
Saugus (10-5, 2-1) is one-half game behind first-place Hart (13-3, 2-0).
Evans is just as e***d as her childhood friend. "We're just praying it
doesn't rain," she said.
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