CV softball breaks out big bats in two wins

Phillip Cunningham
April 8, 2018

Lacey McKenzie threw a no-hitter, and Charleston scored five times in the third inning en route to a 4A/3A District 5 victory over Mansfield.

The Warriors struck first and led by one after the first, but Ste. Rayfield would score after Lombardo reached via a throwing error by Galbo.

Purcell softball had a big week last week winning three out of four contests to even their season record at 4-4.

A doubleheader split between host Russellville and visiting Brooks, following the Lions' win Tuesday, put Brooks in position to win Class 5A, Area 16 and was the first losing series in area play for Russellville since 2014. Florez, Oliver and Jess Garcia each had two hits.

Allison Wilson had three hits and drove in a run, Keirstyn Carroll added two hits and two RBIs, Shania Kellison also had two hits and brought home a run, Maddie Chadwick and Noelani Herrera had an RBI apiece and Julia Harrison, Ryan Finazzo and Brittany Ehrlich each had two hits for Broadneck (1-5). Purcell pushed across two more runs in the inning and added another half dozen in the top of the fifth.

Winters trailed 6-4 going into the fourth inning before their bats exploded scoring six runs in the bottom of the fourth and nine more in the bottom of the fifth to end the game early with a 19-9 victory. Seldomridge, who finished 2-for-4 with four RBIs, then delivered the deciding blow in the sixth. Cassidy Craig had a double and a walk. Marissa Walkeropened the game with a double and after a strikeout, the junior scored on an RBI single byKelsey Gravens. DeLeon would move Holmes over to third with a single to center field before A. Meagher would hit a 2 RBI double to center field. Five players drove in runs and five scored in the win. Hansen had three hits in three tries, batting in two runs, while Alec Williams and Masen Ward also had two runs batted in. That's all they would need however, as Emily Price tossed four innings of two-hit softball and earned the win in the circle.

The Jaguars (6-4, 4-2 Valley Oak League) rallied for six runs in the second inning at Central Catholic High in Modesto on Wednesday to pick up the offensive momentum in their 15-3 win over the Central Catholic Raiders (4-8, 1-4 VOL). Sophia Pasquale hit a triple and added an RBI. Alison Meagher held the Rams to two runs on four hits.

TORRANCE 17, CANTWELL SACRED HEART 1 - Jenn Lew went 4 for 4 and stole the 100th and 101st stolen bases in her career in the Tartars' win in the Whittier Christian Tournament. In the fourth, SLU hit three homers-solo shots from Chavez and sophomore designated hitter Kaylea Chappelle, along with a three-run shot from freshman outfielder Sadie Wise. Virginia had five errors and allowed 10 runs before recording their first out.

With one run across, Bennett field a ball hit to third and got the out with a throw to Hope Komornik at first.

ST. ANTHONY: Coffin (2-4, 1B, 2B); Kabbes (1-3, BB); Roepke (1-3, 1B); Having (1-2, 1B).

Alyssa McGinley was 2 for 3 with one RBI for Manchester Township.

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