Podcast: Millikan softball interviews before CIF championship game

We went to the last Millikan softball practice before the Rams play in their first CIF Southern Section championship game since 2005 and talked to coach Michelle Lehr, pitcher Victoria Byrum, pitcher Ava Schaffel, catcher Cami Lara, center fielder Erica Estrada, third baseman Ari Ramirez and first baseman Katie Knarr.

Millikan takes on Mission Viejo in the Division 2 championship at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 20, in Irvine.

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