The losses tend to add up for the Newport Harbor High softball team.
The Sailors have lost 42 straight Sunset League games since 2007.
Newport Harbor had no seniors last year, but this year's squad still lost several key players.
With odds appearing to be stacked against the team, one person who does not panic is junior pitcher Hattie Marshall. In fact, she has a football analogy ready to go for the Sailors' situation.
"When you lose a big part of your team, you need other people to step up," said Marshall, the Daily Pilot Athlete of the Week. "I guess you can kind of compare it to how the Colts didn't really step up when they lost Peyton Manning. They didn't do too well this year, and that kind of shows how a team can fold under when you lose a big part of your team.
"But we didn't fold. Everybody has stepped up and done what they needed to do, and look at the outcome."