Members of the King City Lady Mustangs team this season were: (front row, from left) Coach Jesse Soto, Liz Hernandez, Brooke Monroy, Sage Flores, Tori Hamilton, Sky Reyes, Julisa Soto, (back row, from left) Coach Mikayla Davis, Coach Artie Carrillo, Coach Britt Davis, Malaya Carrillo, Gisela Contreras, Alejandra Tejeda, Lisa Villanueva, Julia Mendes, Kayla Tankersley, Breanna Owens, Coach Ariel Carrillo and Coach Julie Hood. (Contributed Photo)

KING CITY — A fantastic season ended in San Jose for the King City Lady Mustangs softball team as they were beaten by a 7-0 score in the Central Coast Section Division IV playoffs by the Piedmont Hills Pirates.

King City completed the season with a 9-3 overall record.

“Though I feel bad for my girls because they worked so hard to get where they are at, I want to give them recognition for their accomplishments,” said King City softball coach Artie Carrillo. “They are the first softball team in 28 years to get past the first round in the CCS playoffs and coming close in the semifinals.”

The Lady Mustangs had a great last two weeks of the softball season, beginning with a play-in win over old rival Carmel, beating the King’s Academy of Sunnyvale in the first round of the playoffs, and then reaching the semi-finals against Piedmont Hills.

“I want to thank the whole County for their constant support and especially King City as a town for traveling with us this past week,” Carrillo added. “I want to thank my coaching staff for all they do as I could not do it without them. I want to thank my girls for all the hard work and dedication they put in. I am so proud of them.”

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