The Homer High School softball team went on a shakedown cruise last week, with Head Coach Bill Bell at the helm.
In four nonconference games, the Mariners faced the Anchorage teams of East, West and South, as well as Chugiak.
“We were touring the compass,” said Bell. “We lost all (of the games), all pretty much the same. We started off strong for a couple of innings and then didn’t get it going. It was a shakedown cruise and we learned a lot.”